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Friday, October 3, 2008

Houston Winner

Congratulations to long-time BB'er Pat Nordmark in Rockport, Texas, who was just notified she won an honorable mention in the Houston International Quilt Festival for her quilt, "Shoo, Fly!"


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Time To Get Busy on a Christmas Gift ....

Wanted to show you that after some dilly-dallying and being sidetracked by other Christmas gift ideas for other people, I am back working on the "Sparkle" quilt gift I am making for my adult daughter. The top has been pieced and I made her come to my house and finish picking the foundation papers off the back ... I could do the "coarse ripping" of foundation papers but she had to do the fine, persnickety tweezer crumb-picking work herself. That way Ms. Fussbudget couldn't claim that she heard papers rustling in her quilt. LOL

Anyway, I wanted you to see how nicely a black flange worked between the print border fabric and the busy-ness of the pieced blocks. I am absolutely no good at making a very narrow pieced border but I can handle the inserted flange just fine for some reason.

DD and I have discussed how I should quilt this thing and she thinks she wants me to stipple quilt the red fabrics in the blocks only .... and perhaps a few stitch-in-the-ditch lines in the black and white areas if needed. She likes the idea that perhaps this couch quilt will be "poofy".
I should mention that my daughter is a quilter and has more or less commanded me as her slave every step of the way on this project. LOL