Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Special Friday Finish

Ten years ago or so, I started making quilts for all my mother's great-grandchildren when they turned 12. This year, the first of my mother's grandchildren celebrated a 25th wedding anniversary. I've decided the silver wedding anniversary requires a special quilt!

JoLynn and her husband David often host me when I am returning from quilt camp in Idaho. She seemed very pleased with this king-size Triple Irish Chain. And I even sewed the binding down by hand! Sonya Chin did the custom quilting.

JoLynn took the photo for me -- thanks Jo, and quilter holders David and Levi!


Linking up to Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday, hosted this week by Molli Sparkles.

Come back tomorrow for my Quilt Wyoming road trip report!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WIP Wednesday: A Busy Month

 Did you miss me?

I had a wonderful time at Quilt Wyoming -- truly nice, nice people, the best classes and most impressive door prizes ever! I promise a road trip report on Saturday!

But now I really have to buckle down and sew like the wind for the rest of July -- there are five (yep. FIVE!) quilts that must be finished -- sewn, quilted, bound and blogged! by August 2!

First up is today's WIP, the September Jelly Roll Party sample. I feel strongly that next month's sample should be finished for this month's Jelly Roll Party! So I must have the September sample ready to show by the August Jelly Roll Party.

The September quilt is "Windmills" by two of my favorite designers, Pam and Nicky Lintott:

The fabric is "Blueberry Crumble" by Moda.  I think it really looks like September, don't you?  This is only 16 of 48 blocks, so I need to get back to the sewing machine now!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


Friday, I am judging "Heritage Arts" 4-H projects for the El Paso County Fair. I can't wait to see what this year's 4-H'ers have made.

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