A New Year, A New Project

Happy 2011, everyone!!!

Lady in the Lake quilt block

My BIL (my secret Santa gift exchange partner) gave me a Bali Pop roll in "Mango" for Christmas.  After recovering from the madness of the holidays, it seemed the time was ripe to start on a new throw quilt for the living room.   You may recall the 80 years' worth of wallpaper removal and painting project we finished recently?  The living room is now painted a nice light shade of gray with a deep teal blue accent wall.  I've paired a light grey Kona solid with the Bali batiks.  The purple color is called "red raspberry" batik by Hoffman.  I've also picked out a teal blue Batik to alternate with the purple blocks.  I think these colors will coordinate well with the room's new color scheme.  I'm happy to be working with batiks again.  The vivid colors are cheerful and are helping to chase away the winter blues.

Blocks will finish to a 12" square.  HST's are 2 1/2".  Inner HST (large) is 9".

I still have a stack of unfinished projects from 2010 ... oh well, I'll get to them eventually.  I'm resisting the urge to set any goals (quotas, yikes!) for 2011...but, I'd love to hear about  your quilting/sewing plans and challenges for the new year.

Winter in Golden Gate Park


Shelly said...

Hello Claudia, I love all the colors you use in the Lady in the Lake block. Very beautiul.

ParisMaddy said...

Happy New Year, Claudia. Hope all is well in your corner of the world. Your LR walls sound beautiful. Grey scares away some people but I'm a lover of it and with the teal I bet it's gorgeous. Your block is really energized and fun.
I'm not a NY Eve resolution maker, either. I had thought about making one quilt a month for the next year but with my work schedule I was afraid I wouldn't meet that. I am joining Project Linus this year to give away some baby quilts, though.