Anyway, I used a sweeter-than-sweet pink floral pack of 30x20 cm squares that I picked up at the Tokyo quilt festival, to make a simple appliquéd heart, made up "crazy quilt" style.
Easy method for hanging:
This Japanese tool box carries the extent of our household tools. Downsizing.... from a garage and basement ... to one "all in box" - no complaints here. It really holds the essentials for tiny apartment living.
Next, I wanted to start Barbara Brackman's newest pieced BOM Yankee Notions (I adore her Civil War Quilts blog). The first two blocks proved to be just too frustrating for me. I hate quitting things, but, ya, no, I'm calling it.
Instead I am pouring all of my giddy excitement about impending grandparent-hood into making this scrappy "mainly white and pink" log cabin baby quilt. At first with all white (Lecein Snow White - seriously lack of white options here in Japan) on one side:
Laid out the blocks -
Just, blah. Too much white, just off somehow, centers weird, just ugh. Note to self - make three or four practice blocks, not TWELVE.
Started over using pink... but in the end decided to incorporate the original blocks - it all works.
Almost finished with the blocks.
Lots of trimming -
Listening to Audible all the while - Tom Hanks reading The Dutch House - really great:
And always inspired by Brené Brown:
And in other news, Coronavirus. We are being extra vigilant about hand washing and not touching our faces. We are avoiding crowded trains. Some gatherings and church meetings are being canceled. I hope things settle soon.
Made a new dinner last night - it was soooo good.
"One-Pot Braised Chicken with Coconut Milk, Tomato and Ginger" - with basmati rice - from New York Times Cooking.
We are eating the leftovers tonight, which meant today was an ALL QUILTING day.