Friday, September 28, 2018

In Print

I'm thrilled to share that I'm featured in the 'Quilts and Enchanting Homes' segment of the Sept/Oct issue of Quiltmania!!  I'm jealous that my hubby's old barn was given a full page photo with nary a quilt in sight :)  If you run across a copy, give it a peak.

But that's not the summit of my exciting news - Quiltmania is releasing my book, Button Box Quilts, in October for the US market (already available in Europe).  The book includes helpful information and instructions for twenty quilt patterns - ten reversible quilts.  If you've followed my 'What a Load of Scrap' blog (co-authored with partner-in-crime, Jan), you'll be familiar with my reversible quilt format.  EXCITING!!!

What a joyful process!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Movin' On

Borders are on - this one's coming off the wall.  This is the back to the Devil's Claw.  That top will finish at 94" (larger than normal for me), so with additional border width for attaching to longarm, this is at 100.5 - outgrew the design wall.  I exchanged the inner green border for hourglass blocks of two consistent fabrics.  I needed an additional inch in this border to accommodate the 'Puss in the Corner' border, so I added an inch strip of a third fabric to the center of each side.  I'm not looking forward to attaching binding.

I have a block in mind for my next project, but lots of detail to work out.  I was hoping to work with leader/ender Log Cabin blocks, but after checking the spot where it will live, I'm six blocks short.  I can still start playing with layout.

The Autumn Clematis went crazy this year - what a fragrance!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great week!

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