Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Quiltmania - Special Autumn 2011

The mailman made a special delivery of Quiltmania to me yesterday - Surprise!  My
Ft. Sumter quilt is in the new issue; I am so honored. 

Quiltmania is such an awesome magazine; it is published in France and it features the most beautiful photography of any magazine I've seen. 

The quilt is still in Europe - Italy, I believe, for a show.  Soon it'll be sent back to me; I wish it could speak & tell me about all the wonderful places it has been & all the wonderful things it has done since it left here just 6 weeks ago!  This quilting business has some of the highest highs & quilters around the world, I have experienced, are  such wonderful people!  This is just so thrilling!

This quilt features a grouping by Windham Fabrics from a couple years ago.  I think the name of the line was Indygo & Gold.  It was sewn by my dear friend Shirley Berryhill & quilted by Sue Omtvedt, both from Estherville, Iowa. 

Get your copy soon; I'm sure they won't be on the newstands for long!

Back to stitching -

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pink & Chocolate for Baby Khloe

Turned out so cute! 
And it's off to the quilter!  As for me, I'm busy sewing stars for a new General Jackson quilt - lots of half-square triangles - a little boring, but I had my fun break sewing the baby quilt, so now it's back to business.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Every new baby needs a quilt - Right?

Yes, I'm sure we all agree with that statement.  Well, I'm stopping everything this week to make a baby quilt - such fun!  This quilt is for a baby girl who has been in a neonatal unit since she was born on June 23 this summer.  God is with her & her parents &, thank God, she is improving slowly, but surely.  Little Khloe is my niece's baby & she is in the NICU in Iowa City, IA.

Well, I'm doing a simple 4-patch quilt in pink & chocolate using my pattern Rainbow Cuddler.  This pattern is fast & easy to improvise when you want to change the size.  It's perfect for theme fabrics such as this grouping of Riley Blake Designs called Hoo's In The Forest by Doohikey Designs; it is just so cute.  I look forward to the day that little Khloe can play Hoo's in the Forest with the quilt & her mom & dad & sister Katelyn, who just turned 3.
Don't you just love the frog's eyes!!

Back to stitching!

Just a few of the fabrics I'm using.
Isn't the main little animal print so sweet!  
One little fella you'll find in the forest!
         I should have a picture of the quilt for you later today

Keep on Stitching!!
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