To start off the new year, I began 2 new quilting projects. One of my girlfriends recently became a grandma (no, I don't feel that old!). For her birthday I had given her a "gift certificate" for a tote bag that she could choose, and I would make. So she chose that her bag would be baby-themed and it would become her grandma bag. Although we shopped for the fabric a couple of months ago, I finally got it started over the New Year's weekend and now it is almost finished. I hope she'll love it! It is definitely large enough to hold all the toys and goodies that a grandma could want. Here's the beginnings of it:
The next project for January is a quilt out of batik fabric that we are going to keep at home instead of giving away. One of the ladies from my local quilt shop's group has made 3 of these (one for each son) in the same pattern and so she finally taught a class that I took a couple of weekends ago. Here is the beginning of that quilt. I just love these beautiful colors:
So I have my work cut out for me for the next few weeks! And just yesterday I purchased some lovely Civil War reproduction fabric to make yet another new quilt. 2012 is going to be busy!