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Sunday, June 26, 2011


Hi to all,

It's been awhile since I blogged.  Couldn't get my pics to go from my memory card into my computer.  Sigh.  I am so techno-challenged.  The first photo above is a new stash of antique fabrics sent to me by Gerald Roy.  He had mentioned he might have "a piece of something I could use."  Wow, did he ever!  You can't imagine how excited I was when that package arrived.  It contained quite an assortment of small prints.  Double blues and pinks, cranberries, reds, greens, yellows, some neons and some unusual blues.  The photo doesn't begin to do them all justice, but if you click on it, it will enlarge a bit.  The second photo is of gifts that Pat Lewis (the famous Yo-Yo lady and now a fast friend of mine) gave me.  There is a wonderful scrappy antique quilt top and an assortment of antique blocks. Notice the small Hole in the Barn Door blocks.  They are really charming.  Well, you know that this current crop of fabrics will keep me making miniature quilts for a long time to come.
Other news - I am actually caught up on my Brackman Civil War Blocks, but it will take a long time to get them posted.  Will try to catch it all up and then stay current.
Till next time......

Friday, June 3, 2011

Finished for the National Quilt Museum

Here is the finished Mariner's Compass Quilt that you have seen in progress.  It will soon be in the collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah.  Although the photo above is the actual quilt, the binding is "virtual."  The actual binding is the same as the inner border.  My photo taking ability is not that great and in the photo I took, the border looked wavy because I taped the quilt up to a cupboard door and didn't get it flat.  Sigh.  It is easier to straighten it out with a computer than it is for me to take a decent photo.  Anyway, suffice to say the museum wouldn't want it if it were wavy. This is the quilt in the entry below that had batting sticking out around it.  It is also the one that Gerald Roy wanted for the museum.  It is an honor and a pleasure for me to have a quilt in Paducah's museum. It is made entirely with ca. 1870's fabrics.
Other news: packing and sorting is absolutely no fun.  How can one person acquire so much?  I think there is a never ending supply of "stuff" around here.  Any tips on organizing craft stuff for a move would be greatly appreciated.
Till next time......