Indigo Blues

Indigo Blues for Julie  (15)Indigo Blues was made for a very dear friend's 50th birthday.  It includes some true Japanese indigo blues and some imitation indigo prints.  I actually started this project several years ago and had in mind to make her a table runner.  When I went to the cupboard of doom (aka the WIP drawer) this summer I found this project and decided on the spur of the moment to make it into a lap quilt.  I enjoyed the process, mainly 'cause it was nearly done.  The columns of strips were already put together.  I only had to go to the stash to find the appropriate fabric for the connecting columns.  Indigo Blues for Julie  (1)

I machine quilted this one with simple straight lines, about 3/4" apart.  My straight lines are never really straight though.  I mailed this off about a week after her birthday and it's been happily received.  I even have a photo of my friend with the finished quilt and it delights me to see her big smile.  Indigo Blues for Julie  (6)The cupboard of doom isn't completely cleaned out, but I sure did make a big dent in it this summer.  For now I will be working on some new projects so I don't when I'll get back to it.  

The last couple of months have been so busy with taking classes, teaching classes, travel and a nasty cold that I haven't done a whole lot new to show you.  What I have done has been documented on Instagram, so check there if you are curious (see the link in the sidebar).  You'll also see lots of photos from our travels.  I am finally back to the studio this week though and will soldier on despite a lingering cough and low energy.  The weather has turned finally and so there are good studio days ahead, I'm sure.  More to come when I've got something to show!

PS:  Remember I'm teaching Liberated Stars at QuiltWorks next Friday, October 24, 10-4.  Click here for more info.