Dear Janet, you saved my life by leaving the white spool of thread on my doorstep yesterday. My limited spool made it approx. 5/6 of the way. THANK YOU! I’ll bring a new spool on Wednesday unless you need this one sooner.
Loaded and ready to begin quilting, but will the white thread hold out until my thread order arrives?
My sister’s quilt, the second “Twas the Night” quilt arrived at her house yesterday with the cat toy mice and she was surprised. She finished the binding and this is what was left from the spool I sent.
Just this morning, she found her first two eggs from her chickens and then later her daughter sent me this photo saying that her mom wasn’t feeling well so she was napping on the couch under their quilt. I didn’t include her face in this because I love her and wouldn’t want my sleeping photo posted on the internet.
Two down and one to go. Mine is hanging in the North Plains library and Frances’ arrived in Philadelphia today with just a little bit of binding left to hand-stitch down. All the time we worked on the quilt, she said how fun it would be to have a mouse on it; so, I put one on the label. Another sister suggested that we get cat toy mice and put them in the quilt so that when she flips it open, they scurry out. I did it and she said that our “plan” worked perfect. Now she’s putting the mice back in to scare her children ~~ on St. Nicholas Day, never-the-less.
The pattern can be purchased from Carolina Patchworks and her directions are super simple to follow, but these quilts take a LOT of time!
The Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt Along is a step or two behind. I have most of the fabric selected, but nothing is cut and everyone else is already sewing. This is a gift that doesn’t have to be finished for Christmas.
Whewww! Thank you Dad, Donna, Frances, Irene and Brian for your help on Black Friday via e-mail between Oregon and Virginia.
The quilt measures 64″ x 64″ and used Moda’s “Russian Tradition” fabric on the front. The clock in Prague was the inspiration for the astrological symbols. This year, the Portland Revels explores historic traditions, music, and dance of Old Europe, from Czechoslovakia, through Poland and Hungary to Bulgaria. Show tickets are still available, but hurry! Raffle tickets will be sold for this quilt as well as other items at all shows.
If you have a bunch of fat quarters and need a quick quilt, this fits the bill. I made it for a wedding gift and used Maple Island’s Hot Shot pattern. It finishes at 60 x 70″.
Yesterday, we hiked a quick five miles in Forest Park.
Quilting the second (my sister, Frances’) quilt.
Mine will hang in the North Plains Library for the month of December. This is good since I don’t really have a place here at home for it and it is such a great quilt.