Things have been a little wet here this week; that’s good for the drought but not quite good enough. But we’ll take anything we get. It is good sewing/quilting weather though.
I have been keeping busy quilting a student’s Dear Jane© top. It is slow going, considering it has been at least a couple years since I had a quilt in the frame. I have also been trimming up hourglass blocks from a swap we did between 9 of us with my Twisted Sister retreat group last fall. I have a lot more to trim but it will be pretty when it is finished. Not so bad if you trim a few a day. Just take a look in the 19th Century Patchwork Divas book, History Repeated, published by Kansas City Star Books and you can see a quilt that I am working towards. I am planning on mine having an applique' block in the center from a pattern by Lori Smith.
I am also eagerly awaiting Betsy Chutchian’s new book, Lizzie's Legacy, also published by Kansas City Star Books. I know it will be as good as Gone to Texas and History Repeated. I have had my local quilt shop order it for me.
Also this week, I taught a hand quilting class at Celeste at Quilt Mercantile. I had 6 students and I heard nothing but good things about my class. It had been so long since I had taught it that I had my doubts. Maybe I will have another one in a few months.
I have also been planning a log cabin quilt as I iron and put away my new fabric purchases, of which there have been quite few. I will get back to that another time. I am trying to decide just what how many fabrics I want to include-planned scrappy or totally scrappy.
Hopefully this evening I can get my last 2 Prince’s Feather blocks back basted. I already have the leaves stitched down on the remaining 2 blocks.
Until next I write I am…Sew having fun,