Monday, May 3, 2010

A New Mystery is Starting....

at Erik Homemade Coffee Break Ezine. It's called a Scrap Pile Clean-Up Mystery Quilt, so you know you can count on using up lots of scraps from your scrap bins. The prologue step has been posted and Step 1 starts today, so make sure to hurry over and download the instructions, so you don't get behind.

I found another new BOM that just started recently at Turkey Feathers: HomeCraft & EveryDay Adventures. It's a beautiful state flower embroidery that Vicki has posted and will be adding new blocks to frequently--probably several per week-- so make sure to check out her site often. And visit her web store, the PatternBee for loads of classic, vintage embroidery designs. She has a great lot of freebies, too.

If you'd like even more flower embroideries, Diana at Quiltecke is offering one, also. Right now the pdf files are only in German, but she promises to follow up with instructions in English. General instructions and Block 1 are posted now. I'm saving these for now and waiting for the English ones before I start them.

Friday my friend, Lynne, came over to sew and finished up the tropical fish quilt she's been working on. It's turned out spectacularly, but now she's not sure if she can give it away, lol. It's so bright and cheerful--don't you just love it? The picture doesn't do the colors justice.

She and our other friend, Mary, put together a quilt last month for a little girl that's a friend of Lynne's granddaughter. The little girl is quite ill and loves horses. Lynne used 3 charm packs from Moda and made this quilt for her, using the Disappearing 9-Patch pattern. Didn't it turn out great?

Here's a picture of my latest Quilty Auntie block. This pinwheel block from Quilter's Cache uses trapezoids-which I've never done before. I actually had more trouble sewing the HST's on the right sides, than I did with the trapezoids, lol. I used some of my 30's fabric for this block--they're great for baby quilts.

Until next time...
Happy Quilting from Sharon and Katie

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