This quilt is 9 x 11.5" and is totally machine done. I also tried a new facing method, which was easy but I still come out with those weird curved corners. Leftover traditionalist that I am, I want those corners to be square.
I have also decided not to write the haiku on the quilt unless the design would be enhanced by the words. I struggled with that all last year. My handwriting is so sloppy, that no matter how hard I tried, I felt I ruined some of my pieces with the lettering.
The original haiku I wrote for January was about the exhilaration to be found in working with a new method or idea:
trying something different
But I liked what turned out so much that I thought it deserved a haiku of its own. I want to make a larger piece like this, only I would satin stitch those fused rocks first, instead of quilting them on.
a river rushing to sea
wears away rough rocks