I need to take a break from constantly working on the computer so I'm setting myself up for some crafting this week. Since I'm determined to get better at sewing this summer, my first project was to make a Log Cabin patchwork square with my new fabrics from Purl Patchwork.

It is so much fun! I'm hooked. Must practice a few more times with pillow-sized squares, then maybe I'll plan to make a quilt! Log Cabin is the best because it is so easy- just cut the strips into smaller pieces as you go.

I got a great used book recently by Singer, called Quilting by Machine. That, coupled with the Denyse Schmidt book for fabric and color inspiration, should be a good start for my first foray into the world of quilting.