I had a great time....really great time teaching and hanging out with all the quilters at Stitching With The Stars a few weeks ago. Honestly, that event is one of my favorites all year....and Rita of Quilter's Station Quilt Shop is doing it again next year...and so am I!! It will be in August, but maybe one week earlier? Not sure about that.
I am delighted to report that I am all healed from my knee replacement, have graduated from PT, and have 95% of my energy back. Please, dear Lord, no more surgeries. My DH is having his hip replaced in a few weeks. Feeling like we're paying for our Ortho surgeon's villa in Italy all by ourselves....geesh! But...oh, so grateful that we have access to great health care and talented docs.
Since returning from Kansas City, I've been submerged in writing Mrs. Miller's BOM patterns, getting the graphics, designing and making the bonus quilt, big quilt is being quilting now, and submitting a new fabric line that had to be in by Sept. 1! This week, we're also packing me for another trip...this time to Nashville!
But....I really wanted to share a few more of the projects from my new and very first book, Vintage Patchwork.
Wives & Daughters. I really, really LOVE drum pinkeeps because they have so much versatility. You can put just about anything in the band and they are not hard to make at all. There's great assembly instructions in the book to guide you through the process. The buttons are very old and imperfect...which for me...makes them perfect! Love the aged patina of those old buttons.
Huckleberry. What a fun block to piece. The butternut and blue prints are a classic combo. I love a block with motion in it and this one certainly has that....yet it isn't hard at all. Isn't it divine with that sweet old blue toy sewing machine?? Oh, I wish it were mine as it sure looks great with Huckleberry. Hhmmm.....oh... eBay!
Hope you enjoyed seeing two more of the Vintage Patchwork projects. There's still more to share with you!
You can Pre-Order the book here and I'll autograph your copy, and include a little surprise!
Vintage Patchwork will be released October 1st!
If you live in the Nashville area, please come to see me at the Music City Quilt Guild!
I'll be lecturing Tues, Sept 4th at 9:30 am at St. John's Lutheran Church. Come join the fun....I've love to meet YOU!