Well, hello there!
Pardon me for being late...........
Truly, I didn't mean to be late to the party...........
You see, my job as a flight attendant tends to not let me do what I would like to do at times......
I have had the best intentions of getting my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt En Provence
However, flying, re-routes, appointments, weather, and other things beyond my control have prevented me from doing so.
So, I will show what progress I have made, and will have to accept being fashionably late and under dressed (top not complete) to the party.........
Blocks in rows.
I always chain piece whenever possible.
So, here are all 16 blocks in their individual rows
stacked on top of each other.
I like piecing the "shortest seam" way, so I usually
break a quilt up into quadrants.
En Provence is easy to do in this manner since it is square.
I am in LOVE with that scrappy neutral border!
And, this is as far as I am folks.
The top left quadrant is pieced, and I am working on the right.
The predicted Ice-Pocolypse, AKA Winter Storm Jupiter,
is happening this weekend in my area.
So, hopefully, this top will get pieced.
I have soup and cornbread made to eat.
Tension issues? Ya think?!?!?!
This is what happened when I tried to sew with
a cone of thread with a stand.
I know I could fuss over the tension and get it right, but,
I think I will just stick to using my regular spools,
and fill bobbins from the cone.
So, now that En Provence should be a top by
the weekend, what's up next?
Several scrappy projects are in the works......
This is going to be a wedding gift.
The quilt will be done barn raising style with a row
of yellows/gold alternating with greens.
All neutral backgrounds.
Yellow is the groom's favorite color,
green is the bride's favorite color.
I love working from color schemes
like this for wedding quilts.
It makes it so much easier
than trying to figure out a color scheme for a quilt!
Something else is on the horizon..........
Can you guess from this photo????
I am incubating eggs for the first time!
This is more or less an experiment in my flock's fertility.
I have a feeling I will get very few chicks from this.....
but, it sure has been fun so far.
I have candled the eggs and have seen more activity
than I originally anticipated!
You KNOW I will keep you up to date on this!
In other news.............
This beauty is courtesy of my quilting friend Kim.
She recently finished this gorgeous quilt done with
We had a sew day together, and she finished the binding.
Just scrumptious Kim!
I went antiquing one day recently and came across this.
It is a portion of a quilt framed on point.
I LOVE this idea.
WAY too expensive to purchase, but, if ever I find
a quilt that is shredded and I can afford it,
perhaps I can display part of it in this manner?
I bid farewell to my quilting buddy Bev last month.
She and her husband Tom have retired and moved to
South Texas. They are so happy there, and I do plan to visit.
They both were more than generous clearing out their home
here, and offered me an abundance of items to
enhance the Quilt Cave.
I truly appreciate their friendship.
Best wishes in your new home Bev and Tom!
And.......just a few words of wisdom.........
This is so true......
I have heard from so many of you regarding the
Scrap Club I am hosting in O'Fallon, Missouri.
It is free, and is open to all quilters that would like to come.
Please e-mail me for more information.
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Until next time......
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter