Monday, June 30, 2008

Iznik in progress

Here's the first segment of the quilt.  It's from Sara Nephew's book Serendipity, the pattern called 'Gull.'  The focal fabric is from Robert Kaufman's Florentine line, and so is the very small print in the hexagons which looks kind of grey in the photo, but is really true blue, gold and creamy white.

It will be a while before I have time to design the top and bottom segments, though I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tentative Beginnings

Today I'm trying to love my neighbors, who kept us awake last night with music, fireworks and motorcycle motors. I'm beginning the newest Boris Akunin mystery. That's the pen name for a Russian who writes delightful, literate mysteries.

And I'm going to look at my books on Turkish tile work, in the hope of finding a design I can incorporate into "Iznik," my new quilt.