I'm one of those people who loves Christmas before the big day, but afterwards I can't get the tree down fat enough. So by about lunchtime on boxing day we were back to normal, which means I have enough room to get started on the three bark quilts!
I can't wait to get into the new house we are building; it will be brilliant to not have to take over the lounge room for every big project. I've got a room set aside in the new place for a studio, with a little courtyard next to it so I can paint and dye outside. Only a couple of months to go!
So the house is semi tidy and I'm getting things organized for the bark quilts. Thankfully I've already bought all the fabric I need, and it's the good stuff - silk, Italian wool suiting, cashmere, French linen. It's all beautiful to work with.
The blues and golds have come together nicely, it took me ages to find the right ones but I'm glad I spent the extra time getting it right.
i've managed to cut the bottom layer as one continuous piece for all three quilts, I'm curious to see how long it takes to do each layer for this much quilt!