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Monday, August 24, 2020

ForeverMore Original

Did you miss me??  I missed you!!  As you may have expected, I was consumed with completing my ForeverMore block of the month quilt so it could be sent off to the quilter.   And then finished writing the pattern so it could send off for proofreading.  Both elements are now in the hands of professionals....thank goodness!  
I thought you'd get a kick out of seeing the antique quilt that has the wonderful ForeverMore border print.
This beat-up, wrinkled quilt top with holes and rips was balled up in a box on the floor of a booth at an antique shop in MA.  Not pretty at all.  
It's a very weird Log Cabin design with some kind of cigarette or cigar prints in the center of each block.  I don't care if it's pretty or what kind of condition it's in.  I just want to see the fabrics.
As I opened it up and began searching the fabrics, my heart about leaped out of my chest when I spotted this print.  It's really rare to find a lovely print such as this.  Really rare...and you just never know where or when you will.  
This is likely one of my all-time-favorite prints I've ever had the pleasure of reproducing.  I didn't change one thing about it except to make a wee bit bigger.  I love it both the original brown color and in the new red.  I sure hope you do, too!  

Are you beginning to see ForeverMore offered at shops near you?  Shop owners are signing up now, so be sure to ask about it at your local shop!  

While I may not have been blogging, that doesn't mean I was not busy planning things for the future.  Here's just a few things to look forward to:

* a new Quilt Archaeology in just a few short weeks!
* a fall sew along
* a big, fun special event (you're gonna love) from all of the Marcus Fabrics designers
* a new compilation book from Martingale Publishing
* very exciting new fabric line being introduced in October....to name a few!

I'm hoping I won't be too busy in the coming weeks to blog.  I encourage you to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for behind-the-scenes posts that don't appear here on the blog.  

Be well, my friends....keep on stitching!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Plumberry Winners

I always have a lot of fun reading your blog comments and this batch was really great!  It's amazing how alike we all are.  We have so much in common.  

I though you'd like to know how I would answer the question....

When I complete a project, the first thing I do is hang it on my design wall to admire it and celebrate its completion.  I leave it there for awhile while I clean up the sewing room.  I can't begin another project until my mess in cleaned.  I also cut scraps into small squares for other projects, and sort the rest of the scraps so they can be filed by color in my big scrap bins.  

I almost never take a photo of the quilt myself because most of them are professionally photographed, but your comments did make me think about those little quilts I make just for me, and how I've never photographed those at all.  I really need to!  We all look forward to the moment of completion, and always, always have another project to jump into.  

I decided to draw three winners this time.  My daughter, Nicki, chose them randomly.

 Amy said......

Plumberry is gorgeous! I'll check with the LQS that carries repros after I get back from the beach. And to answer your question: Right after I complete a really big quilt project, the first thing I do is make a baby or doll quilt from the scraps.
Joyful Quilter said......

Take lots of pictures! Although I normally take pictures throughout the whole process, it is wonderful to have a picture of the quilt, the quilt design and the binding! Second thing is to clean my sewing room which gets totally ignored while I'm sewing.
KW said.....

I do some binding. I always have a stack of quilts waiting for binding and labels. Thank you for the opportunity to win these beautiful purple fabrics. They will play nicely in my collection ;)

Congratulations!  Please email you mailing address to me at Pam@HeartspunQuilts.com 

About commenting on my blog.....

Some of you let me know that you didn't see your comment publish right away, so you commented several times thinking it didn't go through.  I'm so sorry about that.  Let me explain why this happens.  

About a year ago, I began to be bombarded with sick, disgusting, and pornographic spam comments along with your lovely ones.  The only way to stop them was for me to moderate and screen them.  I still get them, but comments don't get published until I read them and publish them myself.  I mark all the junk as spam.  

I try to keep up with all the comments and usually do so once a day.  All comments are sent to me in an email first.  For the blog contests, I tuck all of your lovely comments into a folder and that is where I draw my winners.  So, if you don't see your comment right away, it's because I haven't reviewed and published them to the blog.  I'm sorry for the delay, but I'm trying to save you all from reading the filth.  

The other thing that is a bit frustrating for me is when you comment asking me a question and you are registered as "no-reply blogger", which means you don't have a Google profile.  I am unable to contact you to answer your question.  

Should anyone have a question for me, no matter the subject, you can always reach me by email at Pam@HeartspunQuilts.com

Do not depend on Facebook Messenger to contact me as I rarely look there.  Email is always the best.

Here's what's happening in my studio....

Right now...I am about 3/4 of the way finished with ForeverMore.  The quilt is coming together beautifully, and the pattern is as well.  

I have chosen the next Quilt Archaeology project which I think we be in early September, and a fall sew along as well.  More fun stuff for us to do together!  

Can you even believe it's August???!!!!

Stay safe, everyone and stitch, stitch, stitch!  Be well.....