I've been a little slacker in the sewing/quilting department lately. Oh Fransson's quilt along came along at just the right time!
I've given up shopping for Lent, oh horror of horrors. Don't worry, I'm still allowing myself to go grocery shopping (but, no magazines at the checkout stand). It has actually been a pretty freeing thing to abandon shopping for 40 days. I spend way too much time thinking about shopping, browsing online, arguing with my conscience over whether or not to stop at a store on the way home, and, well, you get the idea.
Because I'm on a shopping freeze, I pulled out my fabric stash and found a mix of fabrics that will work with the quilt. I'm not going the light/dark route as recommended, so I hope this quilt will turn out to be a little flowery and a little vintage-y. The fabrics are mostly from my visit to Japan (lots of Lecien and Quilt Gate fabric), with a few vintage reproductions thrown in for good measure.
Although I've been following Elizabeth's blog for quite a while, I just now realized how many great tutorials and patterns she has on her site and how thorough and well photographed her tutorial pdfs are. If you're a new sewer or quilter or just want to pick up some new skills, her site is excellent!