Here is a new wallhanging. It is 50x50. I designed it to focus on the fabric in the middle, and all the colors come from that fabric. It is all batiks, and I have to admit, I don't care for working with them. It seems the fabric is too stiff and has too many threads. However, they sure are beautiful.
I am plugging away at a BOM that I don't really want to finish. It is As Time Goes By from Keepsake Quilting. I am working on the border so at least it is almost done. The colors are very dusty and kind of muted. I have enjoyed making the blocks, but I would do it in different colors if I had picked it out myself. Something bright and cheery.
Has anyone bought the new Thimbleberries line called Sonora Sky? It looks to be beautiful but I have only seen pictures. I would like opinions about the clarity of the colors before I buy it. Thimbleberries usually has such dark colors but this line has yellows in it that really grabbed my attention.
I bought Quilters Home last week, the new magazine put out by Mark Lipinski. I LOVED it. I don't think I have ever laughed while reading a quilting magazine before. The articles were wonderful, and little blurbs about fabric, podcasting, books, recipes, and such made for a great read. I read some negative comments about it on a group list, that it was hard to read, color on color printing. However, I did not have that problem. I would recommend it to all quilters for an entertaining afternoon. The patterns are inspired by Vera Wang, and didn't really call to me, but are certainly beautiful. www.quiltershomemag.com Free pattern available.
Also today, I received the premier issue of Cotton Spice, another new quilt magazine. It is not as polished as other magazines, but has a homey feel to it, and a companion web site. I liked the patterns in this, variations of equilateral triangles, they are very inspirational. I haven't gotten to read all the way thru it yet, but I am sure I will enjoy it. I really like the web site. www.cottonspice.com . Free pattern available in the webzine.