Madness in a good way - I hope...
Some friends from my guild is planning a trip to Tokyo for the 2011 Quilt show. They were lucky enough to have a workshop with Yoko Saito in Norway this spring, and now they are preparing for their next big adventure.
I would love to come along.
But, since that is not likely to happen, I though I like to help them out with their planning. A map of the Tokyo subway would be handy - don't you think?
How very convenient that Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson! is sharing her wonderful creation:
That's the madness part of it. Or the perfect opportunity to work on improving my 1/4" seam allowance. I made one adjustment, using 2.5" squares, aiming for a 64" by 80" top, with a back-up plan of 32" by 80" wall quilt.
Somebody once asked me if all my corners match. The answer is a definite NO. I can assure you there's no chance they ever will. Not all of them, anyway. Is that a reason not to make this great quilt?
In my opinion, it's not.
So far, so good...
Inspired by this very quilt, I made my first block for Kerry in the Ringo Pie patchwork bee:
Kerry is the first host and her theme is collecting / hoarding. So how can I relate to that, what am I collecting? You guessed right - fabric! I managed to put a few favorites into the mix of 36 2" squares.
I am so much looking forward to play with all of the creative ladies and their choice of themes!
Back to the madness part. Is it about collecting fabric?
Or is it about starting something new? When you have lots of wip's and ufo's.
Not sure. Maybe a bit of both?
Have fun with your fabric...