Friday, August 15, 2008

Checking In and Catching Up

Well, as usual, things have been busy here. School starts next week, church activities are on the horizon and Gentry's birthday is coming up. I can't believe how big he has gotten. He recently lost his front tooth and he sounds so cute with his temporary lisp.
I'm still on the quilting stages of Gentry's birthday quilt. But I know I'll get it done just in time. I used the X-Block tool and one of their patterns.

The BOM for the guild this time around was paper piecing. I did the demo for it, but I really don't think I did a good enough job to convince those that are not big fans to give it a try.
Pat at The Quilting Barn asked me to teach the Twisty Cakes pattern this coming October. If you are local, you know the classes are limited. So, if you are interested, be sure to contact her right away and get your name in.

I got a wonderful surprise package in the mail yesterday from New Zealand. Sue from Country Dawn Quilts sent me a wonderful FQ and a copy of New Zealand Quilter magazine.
Inside was their new ad featuring my Jelly Maker's Cabin quilt! I was so honored when she asked me if she could use it to promote her new store.

I have also recently received some original Jill Eugena hand-dyed fabric for use in one of my next patters. There were so many amazing ones that it made it really hard to choose!

And speaking of patterns, I decided to give my cover pics a bit of a makeover. I really like the added element of color framing each one. I look forward to finding just the right shade for the upcoming patterns.

My dear friend, Beaver, is now online. So, you can find this super quick and easy pattern, Toadly Ten at her new Etsy store.