My week is off to an auspicious start. Though there are three full work days standing in my way, I have a big trip to Portland to look forward to later in the week.
Yes, it's finally here -- my trip to Portland to take Heather Ross' fabric design class at the PNCA. I am equal parts excited and nervous. But at this moment, I can only worry about getting through the end of the workday on Wednesday.
So there will be lots of exciting things to blog about in the coming weeks, but in the meantime I will leave you with a sneak peek of my project for the second issue of Fat Quarterly. I'm calling this pattern "Sanctuary". It's made from Valori Wells' new line, "Nest". And I LOVE it.
For the first time ever, I had this quilt professionally quilted by a long arm quilter. I am SO GLAD that I did. I think I am officially converted. If you're looking for a quilter, I can't say enough good things about Bethany Pease. She came highly recommended, and I would gladly pass along that recommendation. Check her out at her website, Bethany Quilts, and tell her that Quilt Dad said "hi"!