Even if it was a surprise to some of you on opening up an overdue quilting blog last week to find a knitting pattern, it did, at least for me , remove a blog “writer’s block”. I know many of you read my Facebook posts and so you know that in the last year I have been somewhat obsessed with knitting and that for a while it usurped appliqué. It is true, I have become absolutely absorbed in today’s beautiful hand dyed yarns and have discovered just how much knitting has changed so much since I last seriously knit in the 70s and 80s. The yarns, Ravelry, the needles. The products, patterns and generosity of other knitters can only be matched by the quilting industry.
But my love of fabric isn’t over yet. Not by a long shot and to prove it, I can finally bring my news out from under wraps and tell you that I have a new book to be published by C&T in a matter of months now, “Euphoria Tapestry Quilts”. It has been a couple of years’ work and the publishing process being as drawn out as it is, means that I have kept it under wraps until the very last minute. I have finally signed off the final manuscript and I am absolutely thrilled to pieces. It’s gorgeous. It’s everything I wanted it to be. Thank you C&T. It is presently being printed and should be available by the beginning of August.
It’s full of new flowers, new techniques, new projects. For those of you who live locally I will send out invitations for an “Open House” in the summer when I will open the house to everyone for some good food and wine, have all the projects in the book on display, answer any questions you might have and have the signed book available to purchase directly from me. I will let you know the date(s) nearer the time. I might hold a couple of workshops too to illustrate the new techniques. Many of you have requested the pattern for my quilt “Euphoria” pictured below. You will finally be able to make it!
For knitters, my next post will be another free pattern. I think possibly my favourite. I am working on all the final details now and hope to have it online in ten days or so.