Happy New Year to all of my friends in the blogosphere. I have been absent for a long while for a variety of reasons...family illness, crazy work schedules and the fact that I have slowed down on working on my projects. I was just plum tuckered out. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, so I needed the break to get rejuvenated and to come out swinging in the new year! I am working on a couple of things but the main one is my interpretation of a reproduction wild goose chase quilt. Lots of pieces, triangles, flying geese units, etc. It's funny because I never liked doing flying geese blocks. The ones I have done in the past have always turned out wonky. But I love this quilt, so I looked at videos and did a lot of practicing to get the points perfect. I am sharing a photo of my first couple of blocks. They are not so perfect but the points are not chopped off and that is HUGE for me. I am doing it in reproduction fabrics and think I will like the final results. It is a fairly large quilt -- 64 ten inch blocks -- so it will take some time, but I plan to have it ready by June.
I am also continuing to dabble in modern quilts. They fascinate me. I love traditional quilts, but I am exploring the combination of the traditional and the modern. Anyway I will show some photos and share some of what I have been doing in my next blog. I also made twin baby quilts for one of my colleagues and have one more on the horizon. They all have an ocean theme.
Have a wonderful 2014!