With summer quickly approaching, today felt like a good day for some blog-keeping. First like the song says, 'I know it's been said many times, many ways . . .' but if you haven't already, please consider changing your Blogger Profile to allow email. I love to reply to comments. I don't reply to every single comment but I do try to touch base with each of you regularly. If you are set to no-reply it's impossible to answer questions you have asked or just drop by with a quick little howdy-do.
Next up is a series of quilts that I have shared as I was working on them but haven't revealed once they were complete.
First the triangle quilts that I struggled with because I tried to make them 'Libby-style.' They are now quilted, bound and headed for the washing machine today. Then they will be all crinkly soft. Just they way I love 'em.
This little one I have not shared yet. I went back to that pattern and tried again . . . this time following all the instructions. Guess what? It works. Now I have this nice little patriotic pinwheel to put on my picnic table for 4th of July.
Also I finished the Holly and Berries quilt. You all gave me the right advice to put some quilt stitches in the leaf applique. I went with a vein curving down the middle of each leaf. I think it adds just the right touch. Yippee! A Christmas quilt finished in June. I wonder where I'll display it this year. (Don't you love the volunteer sunflower? Talk about a clash of seasons.)
Recently Patti asked about this quilt. It is used as a tablecloth on our dinner table and has cropped up in more than one picture on my blog. The red inner border is not crooked or wobbly - as it appears in the photo. It is a wide flat piping and not secured - leaving it to fold around at will. I had taken taken a class with Terry Thompson just before I made this quilt. As you can see I was anxious to put to use my new skills on making piping and the Vine Line Tool. Stay tuned . . . I made this top again over the weekend for a baby gift.
Finally, here's a quick shot of where you will soon find me in the heat of summer afternoons. A cold glass of lemonade and some hand work will be just what I need to cool off. There's a second chair and ottoman on the patio and plenty of shade under the umbrella if you wanna come on over and stitch.
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