In works

I wanted to post a picture of my cutting table with several projects in the works. What is it about the new year that makes me think I need to start a bunch of new projects?

The piles in no particular order are:
1. An opened back of chocolate drizzled kettle corn. I made it my personal mission over the holiday to sample every brand and flavor of kettle corn I could kind. My mission has lead me to an addiction for that sweet and salty stuff. (If any of my family members are in my sewing room while I am gone, please do me a favor and get rid of any remaining kettle corn in the house.)
2. A box of letters that my sister wrote in college some 28-30 years ago. I am working on scanning in all the letters and making them into books for her 3 sons. Many of these letters also talk about when she met and married their wonderful father. Letter writing is a lost art so theses glimpses into history are priceless to me and I know her sons will treasure them.
3. A pile of crap, I mean scraps in the corner.
4. Some small nine patch blocks ( just a few small ones right under the light) that will be part of a future post about strip piecing nine patches.
5. A nine patch quilt I am working on using Avalon by Fig Tree and a future line from Bonnie and Camille. I am loving the royal blue that is showing up in some lines now. If Pantone had contacted me I would have predicted some shade of royal blue to be the color of 2013. I guess I may be ahead of my time and Pantone will choose my choice for 2014. I certainly am buying any and all of royals that I can find. Love love love it.
6. My I spy hexagon quilt. It is a work in progress and will be a future post as well. QuiltJane makes the most adorable hexagons templates. I will be sharing more info with you. Don’t tell my kids but I think the first grand baby may get this quilt. Obviously no one is pregnant so there is no rush to finish it. Also a thanks to a few of my friends that have been sharing their small 2 1/2″ novelty prints for this project.
7. My blocks in progress for Open Gate’s quilt along BOM. Check back here on
Feb 1st to see the second set of blocks.

I am writing to you from my hotel room in Paris France. I know it sounds odd but we have zipped over here for a quick weekend to attend maison de objet show. I am traveling with moda’s designer director as she scours the globe for trends and colors. Maybe I will run into those Pantone people and mention by color pick for 2014.
I will give you an update on my trip and my cutting table projects next week.

Au revoir,

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  1. Helen says:

    I feel so sorry for you that you had to go to Paris for work. Actually, I'm very jealous. For my last work trip I got to go to Minden, Nevada. Not the same.

    Thanks for sharing your cutting table. It's fun to see some of the projects you are working on!

    I love your blocks for the Open Gate quilt along BOM. I do want to participate in that so I better get started.

  2. Susan Fuquay says:

    I could help you over there. There must be some reason I was lead to France — ask your design director!

    What a sweet plan for the letters and hexies! (and…I have that same striped box!)

    Don't you think Pantone's Monaco blue for Spring 2013 is sort of royal? They have been listening to you!

  3. "Quick weekend" in Paris? 🙂 I love all your projects in the works. I would share a picture of my cutting table, too, if I could find it. I'm afraid I've lost it under a mountain of crap — I mean scraps. Ha!

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