I've finally stepped it up and joined not one but two Virtual Quilting Bees (VQB) on Flickr! I'm part of the Sew New to Me VQB and the [BEE]-autiful quilting bee. The latter of the two bees doesn't begin until January '10 but for the first bee, my month is January! Yes, THIS January! I've finally chosen green & grey as my colors, and the above stack consists of almost all of the green fabric in my stash... plus some greys. The little folded stack on top is thanks to Rita... we did a little swap for some Amy Butler she needed, and she sent me some greens in return!
I'm still in the process of ordering more greys including THIS fabulous little print all the way from Japan.
So - girls in the SNTM VQB, keep your eyes peeled in December for you package of fabric! Well, probably closer to the end of December, but thats ok. You have all of January to finish your block, of course. And this quilt is for ME!!!! All mine!!!! Or well, ours! Its going on our bed, and I am SO excited! I'm still deciding on the inspiration/style/design for the blocks you'll make, but I have a few good ideas in my head.
And tonight I'll be doing some pebble quilting on this wonky orange baby quilt. Oh yes, I'm excited! I practiced for a bit last night and I'm loving the quilting technique so far! (Great pebble quilting tutorial here by Alissa.) Photos to come this week! If you quilt (or just love quilts,) what's your favorite quilting design, free-motion or otherwise? I adore a meandering/stippling design, straight line, and now PEBBLES too!