Friday, December 31, 2010

Back and Forth at the Same Time: New Year's Eve Edition

I  couldn't possibly say goodbye to 2010 without looking back at the quilts I've made over the past year. Sometimes I wonder what it is about quilts that attracts me to them. I certainly enjoy designing and making other things, but oftentimes those ideas are spurred by a need or an assignment rather than just inspiration. It seems like whenever I think about patterning, I do so in terms of quilt design rather than a garment or home dec item. The idea may evolve into something other than a quilt, but it probably started out with a quilt in mind.
Anyway, I'll probably have to go into analysis to figure that one out, so if someone wants to recommend a therapist, I'm all ears. :) Until I get that sorted out, here's my mosaic of 2010 quilts.
I probably could have included a few more as I often make repeats of designs as custom orders, but I think this mosaic gives a good overview.
Also, since these posts have been about the future as much as the past, I'm announcing that I'll be releasing a new quilt pattern on Monday, January 3, 2011.
I first showed sneak peaks of this quilt in mid-November when I requested that a few helpful folks review the pattern. I've since done a wee bit of editing and I'm ready for it to go live this Monday. Check back here then as I'll have more pictures and information and will be giving away 2 copies of the pattern to celebrate its launch.
Until then...have a fabulous New Year and, for those who live close by, I hope to see you at the book signing this Sunday at 5:00pm at Stitch Lab (1000 S. First St.)

10 comments:

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Thank you for a beautiful new book from the past year... I just received mine, and I can't wait to explore the color and ideas you've presented.

MariQuilts said...

I am enjoying your new book very much. Love that new quilt. Have a wonderful new year.

Shasta said...

You've made a lot of lovely things this year. Such luscious colors!

amandajean said...

happy new year, Malka. thanks for all the inspiration this year!

Tine said...

Happy New Year!

Siobhan Rogers said...

Your Quilts are amazing - beautiful work and the Book looks great. xx

Poppyprint said...

Love all of your creations! I'm so excited, I just found Fresh Quilting at Chapters here in Vancouver. Yippee! Now I have to find more than a few minutes to sit and have a good read.

schnoobie said...

always such an amazing sense of accomplishment and nice to revel in a retrospective for just a bit before we blast forward full speed ahead into the next year!

Quilt Anarchy said...

You always continue to inspire!Heres to a creative and prolific New Year to you and all your readers in 2011

BaileyGirl5 said...

I just received your book that I won on the blog tour and I'm just in awe as I turn to each new page! Such beautiful and useful items to craft.

I am so ready to start some new projects since I had to turn my sewing room back into a dining room for the holidays. Sewing room back until Easter!!