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Handmade quilts and home accessories by fiber artist Linda Nussbaum. See samples of past projects as well as pieces available for sale and inspirations for custom orders. To see what is currently available for sale, please visit my Etsy Shop.

Starting a new year

Surrounded by Scraps

Starting a new year

Linda Nussbaum

Now seems to be the time that many a quilter blogger is cataloging his or her past year's accomplishments. I am not going to do that this year. For one, I feel that my roster of projects is much slimmer than I would have liked, especially for the last quarter of 2013. But mostly because I don't feel like looking BACK at this point.

My momentum wavered and to get it back in gear I think it's best that I simply look FORWARD.

An assortment of fabrics from Art Gallery

An assortment of fabrics from Art Gallery

There's going to be something fun and exciting happening with that little stack up there! And maybe a little outside of the box for me. Or perhaps it's what my last 7 years have been leading up to - we'll see. For now all I can say is that I am looking forward to a new adventure partnered with a talented friend, Pieced by Cherie. I think we'll keep each other motivated and in check and heading in the same direction. And so far we seem to be having fun in the process!

This is still a work in progress and may be discarded entirely, but I've been working with my brother-in-law-to-be to redesign my logo. It's difficult to do from over 3000 miles apart, but we'll figure something out soon!

This may look slightly familiar to anyone who's been following me for a little while... New color way for Lock 'n' Bolt.

This may look slightly familiar to anyone who's been following me for a little while... New color way for Lock 'n' Bolt.

And I know I've been saying it for a couple of years now, but there WILL be patterns rolling out this year. They might have to be analog-only unless I can find someone with technical savvy to show me how to deal with PDF uploads and such, but I prefer the physical paper stuff anyhow. I've set myself more than just a goal, but an actual commitment! 

So, there's a small taste of what's ahead. And I just have to share a pic or two of what has REALLY been occupying my energies over the last month or so, which may explain why very little sewing has been happening:

Meet the sweet Atlas!

Meet the sweet Atlas!

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