Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lego Guards

My sons decided that my quilt blocks in progress needed protectors today. Building Lego creations are one of their favorite things to do.

I'm working on a commissioned project for a friend in green. I'm working from Blocks by the Square by Jodi Barrows. The blocks will be 12" sisters choice blocks. I've not purchased any fabric made in china as far as I know and will be backing it with organic cotton, probably to be ordered from NearSea Naturals. The person ordering it is the husband of my friend, it's to be a surprise for her birthday. Her bedroom is green and I hope she'll really like it. It's similar to a quilt I finished for my son last year. His favorite color is also green.

While I love green, I'll be glad to move on to other things when this is done, I have a pile of organic fat quarters I got more than a year ago waiting for me.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year - New Goals

The past year has been a tough one for me. After loosing my mother on Christmas 2008, my interest in quilting waned for quite a while. My sewing room sunk into disrepair and my sewing machine sat idle the majority of the time.

But, it's a new year! I'm feeling stronger and my ever growing fabric stash calls to me. My Quilting resolutions include, using up the fabric I have and buying only sustainable or organically produced quilting cotton and cotton blends. Cotton growing uses more pesticides than any other crop grown in America. As I find new places to buy organic and sustainably produced fabric, I'll post them here.

So I'm ready, time to turn on my sewing machine, watch less TV do my part to save the world and get sewing again!