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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

No excuses now

The cool change arrived on Monday morning, but will be short lived.  We will be back to the high 30's by Friday again.  No, it is not humid here.....some small blessing.  Just hot and dry.

 I received my copy of Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine this week.  I had almost forgotten about this little quilt.  It is a collection of 6" signature blocks that my online Yahoo group - ReproFabricLovers - did a couple of years ago.  I had them in a box, doing nothing. 
 From time to time I receive an email from the Editor, Elaine Rose, asking for projects for the magazine, and I send her incomplete quilt photos, as a motivation to get them done.  She saw this one and asked me for it, and I think I had about 3 weeks to turn the block collection into a finished quilt.  I dragged out fabrics from my stash, and made a little "strippy" quilt.  It is very basically machine quilted as well.  Looks ok in the magazine now.  Glad I did it.
Back to the hot weather.....my granddaughter comes to stay with me when it is hot.  We have an old house and it is much cooler than her home.  This is one way she was keeping cool on Sunday.  Don't you love the pose!  At least she is only 8.....in another 10 years it would be inappropriate.

Something close to completion.   This is a project I put together as a class idea.  It has hand piecing for the basket, and Broderie Perse applique for the flowers and some English Paper Piecing for the border. These little blocks were left over from the Sue Daleys "Antique Sampler" quilt.  I figured I might as well use them.  If you would like to have this class at your quilt group, or local shop,  please get in touch with me.


  1. I like the star quilt. Simple design accented by the strip setting.

  2. Love that star quilt and I recognize the border fabric! Love the medallion too. Hope you get cooler weather soon. It was -12 F here in Maine this morning. I'll send you some air!

  3. Congrats on the magazine publication! Your GD is funny! How nice to spend time with her.