Thanks to all of you who have clicked my follower button. I’m having a giveaway to celebrate hitting the 50 follower mark. Since it is a giveaway to celebrate followers you must be a follower to enter. Just click that follower button and leave a comment on this post. I will pick a winner next Tuesday, the 23rd, at noon. The winner will receive a copy of Scrap Quilts The Art of Making Do by Roberta Horton. This is one of my favorite quilt books. I have a copy and found one at the library book sale. As much as I love it I don’t need two copies! Also included is 1 ½ yards of light fabrics. The LQS (local quilt shop) was having a dog days of summer sale last Saturday. I needed batting and because I’m trying to limit my fabric purchases I defined my needs before going into the shop - plaids and lights were on my list. I didn’t find any plaids I wanted, but did find some lights. I doubled my light fabric purchases – one for me and one for the giveaway!
It just dawned on me that maybe a lot of you already have this book. It was published in 1998. If that is the case, but you would like to be in the drawing for the fabric, just say so in your comment. If you win, I’ll send the fabric to you and pick another person to receive the book.
I finally hung the quilt I won from Lori of Humble Quilts. I love it! It is in my sewing room where I can be inspired by it! I used just 5 appliqué pins to hang it. That was a tip from Dawn of Collector with a Needle. Have you seen her little quilt gallery? So fun!
I’m very pleased with how my hexagon flower quilt is coming along. I have 63 flowers. Only 24 still need to be appliquéd to a background. I attached the sashing and cornerstones to the rest of the flower blocks last week. Blocks are 7" finished with 2" wide sashing.
Because my sewing room is in the basement I'm relying on artificial light. It looks much better in real life. When it's finished I'll take a photo outside.
I had a little mishap with a rotary cutter blade the other night. My blade needed changing and when I opened the package one of the blades popped out and sliced my thumb. It took a while to stop the bleeding. I am such a wimp, especially when it comes to my own blood and especially on my right thumb. Ten years ago I had 16 stitches put in on this little digit. When I got home from the emergency care center that kitchen mandolin went straight into the trash. I still can’t see one of those things without wincing. So, BE CAREFUL with any and all sharp objects!
Daughter was home for a few days and has already gone back to school in Athens, Georgia. Here are the gifts she brought us from Japan. The 2 larger boxes are candy and crackers. Little sachets were in the pink boxes. The Japanese wrap everything beautifully. Those four packets in front are rayon fabric. Not sure what I will do with them. If I ever go to Japan I will seek out a quilt shop. I must know if the fat quarters are individually wrapped.
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