One of the patterns has embroidered blocks so I look forward to working on them. One of the first quilt books I bought and still refer to often is "Little Quilts All Through The House." It was written by the same three quilters who designed this collection and have a quilt shop in Georgia. http://www.littlequilts.com
From the Henry Glass site, I won this flannel fabric bundle of baby prints. It's just too cute and soft.
Thank you, Henry Glass & Co., Inc. It was nice to meet your designers.
I'm not sure about you, but I do develop a loyalty to companies from whom I've won something. If they can bother, then I can bother.
I've worked on the FMQ Challenge for August and I don't seem to be able to duplicate the exercise. We are supposed to be imitating a jester's cap and it's a really cute design, but I just don't seem able to get it.
I was going to show what I've done so far but it's pretty bad. I'll just do some more practising and see if I can't get it up to a decent level.
I've been hand-quilting my brother's QOV and now have three blocks done. Right now my plan is to hand-quilt the five main blocks and machine stitch the rest, but that could change. I like the way the outlines look when hand-quilted, so I may just continue. Yep, really losing my marbles.
By the way, last week I asked for resources for quilt histories, and Barbara Brackman's name was mentioned by Sharon and Cathi. I am reading Barbara's book, "Quilts From The Civil War" and am enthralled. It's not a political treatise, but a chronicle of the war as it affected women, quiltmaking and the quilts themselves, textiles and such. I think Barbara Brackman has done a service to American history by writing this book. Maybe I'm too serious about this, but I'm seeing the war from a different point of view.
God Bless You.