I have waited for La Couserie Créative to receive the Yoko Saito BOM's first two kits before starting the project. Some may say that it is best to use your own fabrics to make the quilt yours, but I prefer to use Yoko's fabrics as I learn a lot, when using her kits, about her choices, about why she used this or that fabric and I see the textures and designs from a different perspective. I discover that a design can be used for several effects in a quilt. It is like a lesson about about how to make the best use of fabric in quilts.
So last weekend I finally started Block 1 of the BOM which is published in Quiltmania in 2012. Block first was published in issue #87 and block 2 in issue #88. 4 more blocks will follow. I can tell you that I really love it!!!! And the more I work on it, the more I love it.
But one start was not enough! I received a week or so ago the first enveloppe of the 3-month Mystery Quilt By Nataliejo. And it is another wonderful project.
Though I haven't started stitching it yet, I have made my fabrics choice, which is always VERY difficult for me. Fortunately, Natalie had given us a fabric/color chart to help us choose and it has proved being very useful for me!
So here is my choice of fabrics! All out of my stash!
As for my blue quilt, it is coming along nicely and next time you will see it on my blog, the quilt top will be completely finished ;-)