I love how this is turning out so far. The colors remind me of all my current nail polish obsessions, dark purples, metal grays, an bright blues. I cut and assembled it faster than my other quilts, but man oh man has it been incredibly difficult to line up the pieces. I was hoping to have it done by this weekend but I was just informed that we will have a guest staying with us this weekend (a guest who will be sleeping in my craft room), so there go my chances of that. Total bummer.
I finished this one about two weeks ago. I used a Japanese cherry blossom print for the back. And used scraps from my first quilt for the binding. Everything was done on my lovely Bernina, even the binding. I tried hand-stitching the binding, but I almost started crying from frustrationg after about 10 minutes. So machine-quilt I did, and I am happy with the results.
Here is a close up of the free-motion quilting. Second time doing it. And not only is it getting easier, but i'm learning to make bigger "loops" so that it doesn't take me 3 days like it did the first time.
This quilt doesn't have a name. So, the person who comes up with the coolest name will get a little taiwan-inspired package from me. It might have fabric. It might have paper. It might even have some prints with chinese characters all over it. I haven't decided. Let the games begin!
Sneak peeks of quilt #4 coming soon. If you like pink, you will like the new one.
I'm back. I seriously can't believe it's been three weeks since I last posted. Three weeks flew by. I swear there wasn't a day that I didn't think about posting. But life has been busy. And actually living life, rather than writing about it, was just more important these last few weeks. I know I worried some people with my absence. But I swear I'm ok. I'm really enjoying my life here. And no, I'm not homesick to many people's disbelief. Yes, I miss my family. But I don't really miss the States. Not yet at least.
Today is 08-08-08. I think its such a rad date. I'm especially excited that the Olympics started today. I'm such a nerd who has loved the Olympics since I was a little girl. Probably because I dreamed of being just like Summer Sanders or Kim Zmeskal. It's awesome being in the same time zone as the Beijing games. But, it sucks that all the broadcasting is done in mandarin.
Llasttl, I need to announce that I have just started quilt #3. For some reason I keep making them harder and harder. Ok maybe not necessarily harder, but definitely more time consuming. Each square is 3x3 and I plan to make this one about 90x90. Here is preview.
I also have a mini-book in the works. And a few scrap pages to share. More later. I'm out, yo.
Part two. Sew, sew, sew. 2.5 rows done. 7.5 more to go.
I though I could never love another quilt, like I loved my first one. But I was so wrong. This one had me at hello. This one melts my heart everytime I see it. I get so giddy just looking at it. And the sad part is, I have decided to give this one away. It screams of my sister. These are her colors. These are all patterns she would love. So, this beauty will be her welcome home present when she returns from Spain. And because I am making this for her, I nominate myself for "best sister of the year" award.
This is what quilt number two will look like. I'm designing it myself so it is going to take FOREVER, but I think that the end result will help me forget the long, endless hours that it will take to finish this baby. I made this block over a month ago. And I would have so much more to show if my mom's machine wasn't being serviced right now. I can't wait to continue this quilt journey. I am so in love with the fabrics that everytime I see them, I swear my heart skips a beat. No joke. So, here's to number two. May she turn out as beautifully as I imagine her to be.