Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ciao Bella

While Obsession is at the printer, I am running amok in Italy with two girlfriends. What a great place to burn off a little steam. The scenery is gorgeous and the art and architecture are glorious. Perhaps I could lie and say that I am here to study textiles - but that would truly be a lie as I am here just to have fun.

We have seen the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, St Peter's Basilica and countless churches. By the time we return home, my once new walking shoes will need to be thrown away. If only we had thought to bring a pedometer!

This picture is of an apartment at the east side of the Piazza Navona in Rome. Flower boxes of this nature are not an uncommon sight along the streets and alleys of Rome.

Strip Therapy 3 ~ Bali Pop Obsession is at the printer!

The quilts are bound, the photos are shot and the book has been sent to the printer! I am so excited. I love the projects in this book.
I will email when it does arrive. Pre-order the book and it will ship as soon as it hits the warehouse. Obsession is my favorite of the Strip Therapy series to date! I had a lot of fun putting this collection together. The work will soon begin on Strip Therapy 4 ~ Bali Pop™ Frenzy.

Once again, I chose to add bags to the mix of quilts. Why leave scraps on the table when I can make something fun and useful? Obsession includes the patterns to make 3 unusual bags that will utilize scraps and house your quilting toys.

For those of you who may not be familiar with Bali Pops™, they are sets of 40 strips of batik fabric cut 2 1/2" wide, available from Hoffman Fabrics. I have a long standing love for Hoffman Batiks and now that they are available as pre-cut strip sets, I cannot seem to get enough of them.