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July 31, 2009

"Praise the Lord!"  "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ♦♦♦♦♦

:snort: The Last Line combined with the post title makes me giggle. I'm eight years old, apparently.

Okay, so first off? Rachel is having a giveaway over at her blog, p.s. i quilt. As of writing this post, there are well over 700 1,100 entries for the $50 gift certificate to The Fat Quarter Shop but if you feel lucky, go ahead an enter... and don't forget to wander around Rachel's blog a bit. It's truly a treat!

You might have been reading about (or experiencing) the high temperatures here on the West Coast. Mr. W. and I pretty much hibernated, though we laughed at ourselves for turning into such wimps after leaving Sacramento.

Since we weren't going anywhere and he has a new tech-toy, I was on my own for most of three days. I was finally able to finish the top of the mini quilt I'm making for a forum swap:

Mini QuiltTo-be-finished size is approximately 15" square, blocks are paper-foundation pieced and 3" finished.

Pattern modified (surprise!) from Fabulous Quilts from Favorite Patterns (from Australian Patchwork & Quilting Magazine) published by That Patchwork Place.

All the colors were pulled from the border fabric that I 'inherited' from J a short while back. I don't have specifics, but I know it is an In the Beginning fabric from 2004.

The mini is basted, the quilting motifs are marked, and I've picked out the quilting thread colors. I'd like to get this quilted over the weekend so I'll have it for show-and-tell at my quilting group's get together next weekend.

The other quilt top I finished this week is The Tree-Hugger Scrap Quilt.

TreeHugger Scrap

The pattern's my own, designed to teach at The Paisley Duck in Kelso at the end of August. I've written out all of the steps and used some forum buddies as guinea pigs (should guinea be capitalized?). So far, so good. I'm a bit nervous because I don't usually teach 'just' one-day classes. It's hard for me to say everything I want to say in just 3 or 4 hours. (I'll bet that's a big surprise, innit?)

I considered a border for the quilt, but I think I like it just the way it is. I don't think I'll quilt it before the class, but if Susie (who has a longarm at the shop) feels the need to do so, I won't complain!

So there you have it. This week, despite the extreme-for-us heat, I am NOT topless. :giggle:


permalink 7 Comments:
At 7/31/2009 12:23 PM, Blogger Crispy Babbled Back:  

Wonderful mini...made with my favorite block. I LOVE your tree hugger quilt, fabulous design. I can't imagine teaching this in 3 or 4 hours!!!


At 8/03/2009 6:38 AM, Blogger Ann Champion Babbled Back:  

LOVE that mini FB! Now I'm sort of wishing I had joined that swap?
The tree hugger quilt is wonderful too. I really like the fabrics you've used. I'm sure your class will go fine. You're always so good at giving detailed instructions. I hope you'll let us know how the class went?

At 8/05/2009 12:07 AM, Blogger Deb Babbled Back:  

Sorta!! sorta.. ann there is another one I am sure!! LOL
FB that mini is just gorgeous I know the person that you made it for is going to do the snoppy dance when she gets it.
I love the Tree hugger quilt too.. what type of class is it? paper piece? rotary cutting? it should be a great class

At 8/05/2009 3:50 PM, Blogger Quilter Kathy Babbled Back:  

These are 2 cool quilts! I have never made the paper pieced one but have always admired it...must make one someday! Neato design for the tree-hugger quilt!

At 8/07/2009 7:13 AM, Blogger Teri Compeau Babbled Back:  

I just love the first quilt. It is a mini? I think it would be gorgeous to make larger and put on a bed. Using scraps even : )

At 8/14/2009 7:45 AM, Blogger Carrie P. Babbled Back:  

What a fantastic mini quilt and the other one is great too. Busy girl making tops.

At 8/22/2009 10:29 AM, Blogger Ketutar Babbled Back:  

So beautiful quilts :-)
Just passing by to tell you I'm thinking of you :-)

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