Welcome visitors from the 100 Best Blocks Blog Tour - I'm thrilled to pieces to see my block on the cover (it's the round Rose of Sharon appliqued block in the bottom right area) - and delighted to see it's in such good company. I know you are seeing some amazing work on your Tour and I hope your heads are filled with ideas for lots of new quilts.While you're here I'd like to invite you to join my Fan page on Face Book. Just click on my photo in the upper right hand corner.
I've been neglecting my Blog recently but I don't want you to think I've been taking it easy. We (Elizabeth Phillips, my business partner and I) are working on a new book with Martingale and Co. and we can't give away any sneak peeks. Consequently, most of what I've been working on I can't show you. It's very frustrating because it's exciting and I'd love to be able to show each quilt as it's finished.
I can share this with you however, and I love it. I have a new thread collection coming out at Spring Quilt Market - the Sashiko Collection from Aurifil Thread. I've always loved sashiko but have done almost all of it with the traditional white thread on navy blue fabric. Then I discovered that Aurifil makes a gorgeous 100% cotton 12wt thread in 250 colors. Woo hoo - I jumped right on that and chose 12 that I thought would appeal to other sashiko fans - and here they are.
There are 4 sort of 'traditional' ones - white, off white, beige, and gray. Then I let loose and got into the yummy ones you see here.
To show off the beautiful thread, I made this quilt to hang in the Aurifil Booth at Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City - and anyplace else Alex Veronelli of Aurifil wants to show it. I hope he likes it - a good way to find out will be to check Aurifil's Face Book postings - Alex isn't shy about revealing what he likes.