I have had a busy busy year. I can’t believe that despite this, I started sewing Yoshiko Jinzenji blocks from her Modern Sampler after I picked up her book at Third Place books. Although that wasn’t quite what happened really. I picked up the book and longingly savored her minimalist composition, and then put the book away in my neglected new sewing room.
And then Debbie from my guild and A Quilter’s Table published her Block A on Instagram and I instantly recognized the pattern from the book I’d just bought. I became obsessed. I clean my sewing room looking for my Marimekko scraps from Pirkko. Never found them, but in my newly cleaned sewing room I began cutting into all my silk selvedges and I cannot stop loving this project.
I even finished another assignment toward my Master’s degree yesterday (I passed, only 5 credits to go!) so that I could make my second block A as a reward. And now tonight I’m making another “practice block” for Block B. I may wind up foundation piecing the official one, but I am just loving this project. Thanks again to Debbie and Salty Oat for hosting this quiltalong even if I never get past Block C (although I really want to skip to F…)and even my fabulous Seattle Modern Quilt Guild secret swapper Jonna (bespokeoutlaw) for inspiring me in this rainy November week.