It’s been over a month since I stopped in to say hello. I hope you’re having a great summer.
It’s been a lazy summer with very little writing and just a smattering of quilting. My primary accomplishment this summer has been to reach the ripe old age of eighty. I celebrated with family from Virginia, Maryland, California, and New York which made it well worth hitting this new decade.
I thought I’d share with you the project I’ve been working on. I’ve misplaced the name of the block, but I got it from a Missouri Star tutorial. I needed a blue throw for my living room, so I purchased two layer cake packets from http://www.missouriquiltco.com: Yuki by Debbie Maddy for Moda.
I then chose two contrasting 10″ squares and cut a 2.5″ strip from the top, bottom and sides of each. I then switched the centers to form two blocks which I stitched and trimmed to 8.5″. I repeated this process using most of the 10″ blocks until I had enough to make a throw.
I haven’t sewn them together yet, but you get the idea:
Earlier this year I used this pattern to make a somewhat scrappy quilt in blues and yellows as a gift for a friend in Italy. This is a great pattern when you need a quilt in a hurry.
So that’s been my summer so far. Family visiting, a bit of quilting, and eagerly awaiting C&T Publishing’s release of the second edition of my quilting cozy series. The first book, Tie Died, will be available on September 4th and the others will follow at the rate of two per month until all ten have been released. The new edition will include the pattern for the cover quilt which is also created by the characters as part of the storyline.
Meanwhile, Book #11, most likely entitled Beneath Missouri Skies, is awaiting its final chapter and lots of editing.
Thanks for following my blog and for your patience during this quiet period. Don’t forget I love hearing from you. Please comment below or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. How are you spending your summer?
My very best wishes.