Our two winners have been notified and books have been mailed. I hope you both enjoy them. Let me know!
Now, as for the many followers and readers who didn’t win, I’ll be running another drawing for the first ten-books in the series next month so give it another try. Watch for the announcement in mid-June.
I’m really interested to know how you folks are spending your time during these unusual days. Please leave a comment below or send me an email on QuiltingCozy@gmail.com.
As I told you last month, I have found that writing is out of the question right now. My head just won’t go there, but I’ve come up with an alternative. I’m making baby quilts which I may or may not sell on Etsy. And I’m learning how to do my own machine quilting. I’ve always sent my quilt tops to a long-arm quilter but learning to machine quilt seemed like an interesting project while confined to the sewing room.
I thought I’d share a few with you. This one, obviously, began as a panel but I added the borders. I stitched in the ditch on all straight lines then outlined all the animals, trees, and leaves. This was an early practice one but I was pleased.
The one below is one of my favorites. I had a pattern for this one, but altered it a bit with the pieced inner border and the placement of several of the cats. I’m tempted to keep this one. (and yes, this one went off to the quilter!)
I’ll include one more just because it’s particularly sweet as you can see from the close-up below the full quilt. This was also quilted in the ditch on all seams and outline quilted in the sashing with diagonal lines quilted through the kitty blocks. The back is the kitty fabric
So that’s just a few of my early ones. I now have a dozen finished and they are becoming more detailed with better quilting. It’s a process…as we all know.
I hope everyone is doing well. Stay tuned for the June ten-book giveaway and in the meantime, Beneath Missouri Stars: a quilting cozy (book 11) is now available from the publisher, C&T publishing and from Amazon.
Let me know what you’re doing. If you use the gmail address (QuiltingCozy@gmail.com) you can even send me pictures!
My very best wishes to every one. Stay safe.