|top finishes at 60 x 72"|
Now that's put on hold for a while, and I'm back to quilting.
The "Market Baskets" quilt top is finished and ready to be quilted. Pattern is found in Scrap-Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett. Isn't it interesting what varied blocks can be made from jelly rolls? That's all this is. Kim's layout, with the baskets tilted alternate directions, makes fewer seams that have to meet, and those that do are nesting. If my seams nest, I'm one happy quilter!
|my new hand-painted Polish pottery thimbles|
A box arrived today for the ladies in our family. There were happy, colorful, sticker-encrusted, handmade cards from our granddaughter to her aunts (DD1 and DD 2), and our DIL showed what a talented shopper she is. She recently went to Poland with friends, shopping for pottery. She sent beautiful pots and bases and a vase for the daughters, and look what she found for the quilter in the family! These sweet hand-painted thimbles are just what I need to encourage me to keep practicing my hand quilting. Thank you, Julie!
|half-hexagon blocks for a new quilt|
This may be sold as a stand-alone pattern, but it's the cover quilt on my October 2008 issue of McCall's magazine. A friend made this quilt using 1930s fabrics and seeing it on display at a previous quilt show, it's never left my mind. Some quilts are like that. We never forget them. They don't have to be dramatic or difficult to make. There's just something about them that's memorable.
I hope you're having a memorable quilting weekend. Mine is turning into one of those. I'm back to having fun.