Unpacking the pretties and piecing them together

I’ve been back from Houston for a week, worked 2.5 days at another show, and now I’m settling into the happy work of sorting fabrics in the studio. My show stock arrived a few days ago and is still being unpacked. Thomas and I discussed the new shelving units he will build for me, and what to do with our current (inadequate) shelving situation in the meantime. Boxes arrive from Japan every few days as I stock and restock cottons, silks, sashiko supplies, and notions, and I am already far behind on photographing all the new fabrics that arrived last month. My Etsy store shows over 200 items in stock, but it’s easily double that now. All I need to do is get everything photographed, edited, and listed.

wagara_quilt1A quilt I started last month is coming along nicely. Using a combination of Moda’s Kasuri line with Wagara fabrics from Olympus, Gemai Teacup in blue and sepia from Alexander Henry, and several antique indigo katazome pieces, the whole thing is machine pieced and will be hand quilted using sashiko. I’ve avoided hand quilting for years, but it has turned out very easy and pretty fabulous.

I’ll be focused on catching up with orders and item listings, so keep an eye on the shop to see what’s new and exciting. There will be plenty of new items for the holiday season, including some gorgeous new kimono silk scarves.

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