Friday, November 19, 2010

the incident

Here's another new quilt design. This is a BOM that I designed for Blank Quilting Fabrics. It will be available in January. I'm sorry I don't have access to a list of shops that carry it but as I find out a few, I'll post links to them.

There is also a version with a green background and the colors are a little bit more on the Autumn side. It's a 9 month BOM and it's big, 86 x 104-ish. The fabric is the Splash line from Blank which is their basic line. The colors are great, some blend a couple of colors, some are more solid. I'm shipping the green quilt off to Blank today and I'll post a picture after I get the really good photo back from the photograher. He does a fabulous job.

You'll notice the green/yellow block in the lower right corner. I have affectionately named that one the John Deere block.

I'm writing the pattern for the BOM today and I'm thinking of digging into my batik stash to make more blocks as I write. I think I'll do rusts, golds, purples, oranges, etc. I have enough of one fabric for the light center, I think. It's a dark cream and it shouldn't be too hard to find coordinates later on.

So, about the incident mentioned above. I was binding a quilt the other day and managed to sew into my index finger. Right through the nail. Ugh. Thank goodness for Vicodin, hehehe. It's still slightly tender but fortunately it was my left hand (I'm a righty) so I was able to finish the binding after the throbbing subsided. Learn from my mistakes; watch your fingers!
Happy quilting everyone!


  1. I poke myself constantly when hand sewing, but never put a needle through, ouch. I hope your finger is ok. I have been collecting batiks when I can, I would like to make some art quilts or maybe something fun for my daughter.


  2. Thanks much for your kind words about my photography. I love shooting the quilts because the colors are so vivid.

    I found your blog because I also do the web design for Blank. I just put your blog on the Blank site and was testing if it worked.