Thursday, 13 December 2007

The Start of a New project

Life has been pretty busy here. I finished my Module 3 work and sent it off to my tutor in time for the deadline - end of November. The good news is it has been signed off much to my surprise. I have already made a start on Module 4.

My classes have finished for the Christmas break. They have been a blast I do enjoy them. My students work so hard and their work is simply gorgeous. I am so lucky to have such a talented group of ladies in both classes.

My christmas shopping is all finished and all the housework is up-to-date. That's a good feeling.
I haven't had any time in my studio these past weeks but now I can spend some time in there and so I have started a new quilt. I am making a New York Beauty quilt. I have decided to make it a "scrappy" quilt using some of my favourite fabrics. I did buy a couple of new fabrics I couldn't resist and will add some from my stash. I have two blocks made already:

I started a little cautiously colour wise with this block.

I am getting a little more adventurous. I find random more difficult than if I planned on using specific colour scheme.

Although I have my samples and quilts ready for the new term beginning in the middle of January - I am teaching a sampler quilt and a Lone Star quilt amongst other things - I thought this might be a nice additional project.

I will post other blocks as I make them - that way I may get it finished before class starts - time permitting.

I received these two postcards from Marjorie in California. We are members of the Art2Mail group. It's wonderful receiving these gorgeous postcards.


Vicki W said...

I love the blocks on for your new project. I really want to do a NYB-style quilt some day. Great postcards too!

Quilt Pixie said...

congrats on finishing up module 3! You're moving right along there :-)

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verobirdie said...

congratulations for module 3!
NYB are tempting, but it seems difficult...
The postcards are beautiful!

Shirley Goodwin said...

I love the look of New York Beauty, but hate the paper piecing!

Ruth said...

Your squares are beautiful especially the second one. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

Homeleightigger said...

Love the New York Beauty blocks, specially the 'fussy cut' middle!
Gorgeous postcards. Val

Sandy said...

Nice postcards. The blocks are great-you have been busy. Sandy

Dianne said...

Its great to see you missed ya..
I LOVE the Santas..
The newyork blocks are really cool.
Nice trees, I'm making some but I'm doing mine in glass mosaic..
My mother made a quilt with those
Suffolks Puffs..
Big hugs Dianne