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I made a couple samples for the store (TQW) over the past month. Both were for the same pattern, one out of batiks and the other out of the Paradise line by Studio eFabrics. It’s called a Quilter’s Go & Sew – a zippered notions case. Here are a couple pictures of the Paradise version.

(Yes, those are my purple painted toes!)

Thursday is Sisterhood night. Quite often, I’m burning the midnight oil on Wednesday in order to get my block done. I surprised myself and not only started my block tonight, I finished it in under an hour! Started it when “The Closer” came on and finished before “Rizzoli & Isles” started. The project I got is Gerry’s and is an old block of the month that she had never worked on. I chose the block called “Mr. Roosevelt’s Neckties” because it looked like it would be quick and easy. And, it was! Here is what the block looks like:

(Sorry about the shadow. It’s nighttime and I don’t have the greatest lighting in my living room.)

I did some more quilting on the orange quilt from a post or two back. I’m on the last circle and may actually get that finished on Wednesday. Now, I just have to figure out how I’m going to quilt the rest of it.

And, because at 5’2″, I apparently have an endless lap…Felicity decided she needed to fit in between my tummy and the laptop.


It’s hot in Dallas. Really hot. It’s 7:40 at night and my little weather icon says it’s still 100 degrees here. I should be working on a sample for the store, but it’s just too dang hot up in my sewing room. In fact, I went to the Dallas Farmers’ Market today and got some onions and cukes for refrigerator pickles and it’s too hot for that, too. They don’t even require the stove. I’m just having a lazy kind of day.

So, last week I took my guild challenge quilt to the office where I have a good wall and good light and took photos of it. For some reason, my laptop won’t recognize that memory card. Luckily, I have more than one memory card, so I just took a few new pictures. I apologize for the quality. It’s a little dark in my living room, and I draped the wall hanging over my sofa, so there isn’t a full photo.

The first requirement was that the quilt be 25 x 25 inches since it was the guild’s 25th anniversary. Then, there were a bunch of other options for making an art quilt and we needed to use 3 of them. I chose to use 4. Our guild’s name is Land O’ Lakes, which lead me to make a 25 inch Lady of the Lakes block. I had an old piece of Laurel Burch fabric with a mermaid on it that was the perfect size for my 15 inch center square.

Three of the requirements: foundation piecing, a sailboat (which is part of our logo), and the number 25 were all taken care of in one 5 inch block in the lower right corner.

And, then, I had to add some bling. Crystals. And, glass beads.

I didn’t win any prizes, but I like my “Nimue”, a lot.

Yesterday, I took a free class at TQW. They do this once a quarter. We pay for the kit and the class is free. The class was for a wall hanging. I’d show you a picture, but it’s in the dead memory card.

Then, I started quilting another of my UFO’s. It’s a quilt from a Kaffe Fassett book called “Passionate Patchwork” and is title “Suzani Quilt” in that book. It has different sized circles on it. Here is a look at the quilting I decided to do in the circles.

I hope it shows up well. It is a design called Paisley Division from Leah Day’s 365 Days of Filler Designs project.

I really like it and got one big and one medium circle done last night. Only a bunch more to go!

Hope you’re keeping cool wherever you are.


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