Little Bits

Just some small progresses.

Started making a bunch of these little pencil cases, they're quick and easy and let me play with color as well as chip away at the pile of quilting cotton I have. I may put them up for sale at a later date.

The cathedral window skirt continues to grow, slowly.

I also started handquilting my bargello quilt, which was basted together last summer, then unceremoniously shoved under my bed for a year. It's taking quite a while, I'm not the world's fastest hand-quilter, and I don't have a whole class helping me out like with the fundraiser quilt.

Close up of my wavy stitching.

Back to the States

After a dizzying two weeks in South Korea, I'm back in Philly, back to work, and slowly trying to get back in my own work. I think I'm feeling the post-school let down at the moment, so it's a bit difficult at the moment.

I won't turn this into a vacation slideshow, but just some of the more inspiring images from my trip.

And some travel-ready cases for my sketchbook and pencils I made just before my trip:

The red one is a roman shade pattern, a little crooked, but I don't mind so much. The pencil case is just a quick little stripey design.

While I love the pastel tones of the pencil case, it got dirty really fast.

I also brought along my cathedral window project on my trip, it's growing.

This, like the two coat, is going to be one of those long-term projects.