Amy was very humble about her quilts when I asked if I could post their photos on my blog – “these are just scrap quilts nothing special”. Oh, but I do think they are special. Look how she combined this Kaffe Fassett fabric with the repos in “Leftovers from Trade”. I LOVE IT!
Amy's quilt made me think of this quilt I made for my oldest son a few years ago. He doesn’t like it because it is heavily quilted. I’m just not happy with my fabric choices, but I think it is perfectly comfortable and in the winter when I’m really cold at night this is the quilt I grab.
Here is a peek at Triangles. See this post for a little background. Friday evening I was thinking I needed more light calicos and as luck would have it, on Saturday I found some at my neighbors’ yard sale! I think most of the calicos I’m using are from the 70’s and 80’s. I’m tossing in some current day dots, plaids and strips. I’m showing two photos because I don’t think the third diagonal row of hst from the top looks good. It’s too bright. I think the calico was really a modern one from Joann’s. It might have been okay with something else, but the blue I paired it with was too bright. So I’m going with my replacement.
I’m so excited. I just signed up for Quiltmaking by Hand with Jinny Beyer at her studio in Great Falls. I recently decided I wanted to learn to piece by hand and who better to learn from than Jinny. I tried to get in her class in April, but they fill up quickly. She usually has 18-20 students! I didn’t know there was so much interest in handpiecing. Maybe the interest is more in Jinny! My class is in August.
Last Friday my youngest son took a friend to her prom. It was his first dance and I was surprised to hear that he was the one talking her into dancing!
It’s a quiet week here, which is good. I’m expecting a visit from Regan of Floating on a Quilted Cloud on Friday. She is in Virginia for her grandson’s graduation. I have some cleaning and straightening up to do. Long neglected because of recent activities. I’m so looking forward to meeting Regan.
Here is another of Amy's quilts-