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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tokens of the Past: Union Forever!

Here they are!!  Coming soon, my newest pattern in the Tokens of the Past series called Union Forever!

The trio made their debut at market to a big splash of excitement.  I gave a Schoolhouse presentation for both the Star Spangled Liberty BOM program, and the new Tokens: Union Forever! quilts that had everyone bursting with patriotic pride.  

The first quilt in the trio is named Honor & Glory, and for some reason, it reminds me of the medals that grace a soldiers' uniform.  Love, love, love this block!!  I think it looks fab in red, "white" and blue.
The second in the trio is called Patriot's Parade because it reminds me of pinwheels I used to hold at the July 4th parades down Main Street.  Such a sweet block!

And the third quilt in the trio is called Flag Day...because I just had to have a quilt with Flags!!  
And...as always...all of the blocks for all three quilts are made using just one 10" x 10" Star Spangled Liberty precut.  

There will be a special offer for the Union Forever! trio coming the first week of July, and I'll announce it right here on my blog. 

I can't believe tomorrow is June 1st already!  Where has time gone to this year?  As soon as I returned home from market, I began work on my next Block of the Month program which will debut later this year.  And....Quilt Market brought me more fun opportunities for exciting projects in the near future.  Geesh....with all of that going on...I'd better get back to work!  

Monday, May 16, 2016

Not A Moment To Spare

The weeks getting ready to go to market are always a blur of activity and long To-Do lists.  By some miracle, and with a lot of help from my friends, the items left on the list are few, and all relate to packing my suitcase for Salt Lake City.

I've been absent from blogging more than I would have liked, but honestly, I didn't have a moment to spare each day.  Added to this wonderful mix of quilt prep was that my husband had his knee replaced, so my kids and I are helping to care for him as he recovers, and with driving him to physical therapy.  Geesh....I don't mind telling you that I'm looking forward to sitting quietly on the airplane for a few hours.  

I didn't want to leave for market without writing to you, but was puzzled for what pictures I had to add to the post.  Hhmm....I've done so much these past months, but all are secret projects until they make their debut at market.  So...all I can do is show a little sneak peek of the new Union Forever! quilts.  Sorry it's just a tease...but...check my Instagram and Facebook accounts for full-on pictures at market.  I'll try to post as much quilting goodness as I can from every aisle!

A little peek at Flag Day in Tokens of the Past: Union Forever!

A peek at Patriot's Parade in Tokens of the Past: Union Forever!

And last but not least, Honor & Glory from Tokens of the Past: Union Forever!

I am super jazzed...I mean really, really excited about these three quilts.  They are so wonderfully patriotic and were a blast to piece.  I can not wait to share them with you.  It's killing me not to be able to show you now!!!  Trust me....when I get back home, I'll share them with you and let you in on a special offer coming soon.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for not giving up on me in my blogging absence. Hoping to do better in the coming weeks.  

Happy Stitching...