Well, started off with good intentions to blog a little, but lost momentum & haven't posted since my first entry. I wanted to be sure to post some pictures with my next entry & wasn't sure how to do it. Then I had to get sewing & made three baby quilts & 3 charity quilts in about 6 weeks time. You can say I haven't kept up the blog, but I've sure been busy sewing!
Tall Grass Prairie Studio. Although a traditional pattern, Chinese Coins, Jacquie's tutorial is wonderful, with an easy way to make the blocks & organize your colors. This quilt went to Ireland for a baby boy.
This one may be my favorite. First time trying this pattern, called 'Picnic' from the book 'Scrap-Basket Sensations' by Kim Brackett. There are 48 blocks in mine, 49 different fabrics, including the background batik. http://www.amazon.com/Scrap-Basket-Sensations-Quilts-Strips-Patchwork/dp/1604680148 It's a great book, lots of cute patterns using 2 1/2" strips--definitely worth having, so check it out on Amazon! This quilt also going to a little baby girl.
The funny thing is, all 3 of these babies each have an older brother at home already. Each of those boys got pillowcases made of cute fabrics to appeal to toddlers, & I hear one of them is using his to carry around some of his toys! Works for me!
I guess this is a long enough entry for now....upcoming: tour of my studio & more quilt photos! But first, check out my friends blog: http://lovemyfiber.blogspot.com/. She has written about a wonderful Seminar at Grand Hotel, on Mackinac Island that I've been lucky enough to go twice already, and going again this year......