A New Adventure for Sarah…(and more)

Excitement grows as the members of the Tuesday Night Quilt Club plan an antique quilt show, an opportunity for them to display their valued collections.

But things go terribly wrong.

Sarah and Sophie again throw themselves into an investigation, but this time Sarah finds herself in real danger!

As always, Sarah and her cohorts from the retirement village offer fun, mystery, and lots of quilting in this twelfth book of the series.

Watch for Frayed Edges: A Quilting Cozy by Carol Dean Jones which will be available in 2021 (currently available for pre-order on Amazon)

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  • I hope everyone had a safe Thanksgiving. We all miss our extended families and friends but this will end before long and we can resume our lives. I have spent most of my at-home time making baby quilts and now have about 25 ready to take to a craft show when the world reopens.

During the last month, I’ve been concentrating on I SPY quilts. It occurred to me that there may be older siblings in the family who would also enjoy a soft cuddly quilt, and an I SPY offers that softness and cuddliness but also the potential for fun games and learning. Here are a couple of the ones I’m currently working on:

And I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby which I thought would make an interesting back for all of the I Spy quilts I’m making. The only problem is that the pattern is continuous, therefore Montana and North Dakota sometimes appears south of Texas! (I’ll leave it to the teachers to straighten out this misunderstanding.)

I decided to try a simpler pattern so I could have a stockpile of I Spy quilts:

So that’s how I’ve been spending my last couple of months. I previously posted some of my baby quilts. If you missed that one, you can see it here.

I hope everyone is doing well. I’d love to hear from you. I so enjoy the emails (QuiltingCozy@gmail.com) I get from you and your comments (below). My very best wishes to you and your families. We just have to hang in there a little longer…

Carol

About Carol Dean Jones, Author, Quilting Cozy serieshttp://caroldeanjones.comI am a retired geriatric social worker, avid quilter, and author of A Quilting Cozy series published by C&T Publishing.

18 thoughts on “A New Adventure for Sarah…(and more)

  1. Hi Carol, I just read all 10 books in the last month. What a pleasant diversion from the real world. I love Sophie. She’s quite a character! The books are an inspiration to not retire after retiring! Glad you are writing more of them.

  2. Hi Carol
    Your quilts are beautiful. We are in a deep freeze in MI at the moment so I’ve been enjoying making 3 yd quilts. Fabric Cafe offers beautiful quilt kits and usually get here in 2 days. I’ve been having fun trying different patterns. Check them out. Next I want to make an I spy quilt. Looking forward to your next book.

  3. Hi Carol! Cute, cute, CUTE I Spy quilts. And that backing is so much fun, although I had to giggle about Montana and North Dakota being south of Texas. Yes, my bestie is a first grade teacher so she would be able to aptly explain how that happened. Your new book sounds wonderful. I am going to definitely look for it at my library or on my Kindle in 2021. It will be something to look forward to! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Hi Roseanne, thank you for your comments. I loved making the I Spy and have two more in the works. I’ve got to get back to my baby quilts but these have been such fun to make. Since you are following my blog, you’ll get lots of notice before the book comes out. It’s scheduled for June but it may come out earlier. Continue to be safe and stay in touch.
      Best wishes, Carol

  4. I can’t wait for the new book to come out! I love your I spy quilts. I’m making a child one in a herringbone pattern. Am ready and a bit nervous to cut the top now. I think it will be cute.

  5. Looking forward to your new book! Am enamored with your I Spy quilts. I don’t have many novelty prints, but the few I dug out of my stash made great doors for my Shelter in Place houses quilt.

  6. Your fans will be so happy to hear that #12 is on its’ way. I love that you’ve made so many wonderful quilts while you’ve been keeping safe at home. I hope one day soon I’ll be able to visit again and see some of these projects of yours in person!

    Hugs, Pam

    • Hi Sister, yes making baby quilts has pulled me through this period which could otherwise have been depressing being alone. But baby quilt fabrics are adorable and always keep me smiling. I’m looking forward to having a table at a craft show once the world opens up again. I miss seeing you. Thanksgiving felt strange without you. Take good care, sister. I love you.

  7. Hi Carol,
    I really love the I Spy quilts. What fun!! I am on book #4 so I have a way to go until I can read your new one. I’d better hurry up.

    • Hi Kathleen, No don’t hurry. Read them slowly and enjoy these special seniors. I haven’t been writing and am beginning to miss my characters. They have become friends and I’m beginning to think I should be continuing to give them life. It’s just that the pandemic has somehow managed to sap my creative energy. I’m just glad I can quilt. Take care, Kathleen, and stay in touch.
      Best,
      Carol

  8. Carol, your quilts are all beautiful! Your books and writing are like a breath of fresh air and we certainly need that right now. Feels like we are wrapped up in your quilts reading your cozy books and love visiting your characters which are old friends now. These seniors are a hoot! I can say that since I’m one too, lol. I can hardly wait until your next book in the summer. Thanks for letting us know and yes I’m hanging in there too

  9. I like the idea of the I Spy quilts, Carol. My great grandson would really like one so I better get to work!
    Also…..I am definitely with you on 2020 – it shouldn’t have to count!

    • I had a great time with the I Spy quilts. Once my quilting friends heard I was making them, they began showering me with fabric swatches (quilters are such generous people!) and it was such fun. The one with all the corners took some time, but my four-patch one can be totally done in a day.
      Good hearing from you Wanda. Continue to stay safe!
      Carol

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