I finally made my first patchwork blanket!! I say,”finally”, because I have wanted to do one for a long, long time. I sew all of the time and have made more complicated things… but for some reason it seemed like such a daunting task. Maybe it’s because I have a friend who dabbles in quilting-you know who you are-who could put me to shame. I just love this print from Amy Butler, so I had to get it in multiple colors. It is backed and bound by a classic off white chenille. I am going to call this one “Patchwork Peony”. I love the idea of falling in love with a fabric even before you know what to do with it. And then it just seems to meld itself with others so perfectly. That is my favorite part. Helping those lonely pieces find a mate, or two. I was in the process of trying to use up most of my hoard. Until I filled my shopping cart to the brim today. Oh, well! This was my very first post, and I have to say that it was very satisfying. Here’s to new techniques, new outlets, and new horizons!