Halloween is one of my favorite holidays –it just brings a feeling of childhood remembered, of tricks, treats and the smell of an abundance of sweets all mixed up in the bottom of my plastic pumpkin trick-or-treat bucket!
Halloween will be quiet here – kids are grown, and there are only 4 houses on my cul-de-sac – not close together, and I think there is only one family with young kids. It’s dark down our winding driveway and we just don’t get door knockers down here.
But we are doing Quilt-Cam to celebrate instead! So I hope you’ll join me tonight at 9pm Eastern ---I’ve got some more Boxy Star blocks to cut out today and my plan is to keep working on those, along with my Split 9 Patch blocks as Leaders & Enders.
All that is left in the book writing department is the back page stuff ---the Resources page, and the About the Author. I’ll hopefully get those sent off today, and be able to spend the rest of my time sewing.
And I’m pinching myself that I have a complete week home yet before I leave for Texas and the Rio Grande Valley Quilters in Weslaco on the 7th of November!
This amount of time home is pushing me to do some deep cleaning too ---but not TOO much, a girl’s gotta sew!
I received a really fun email from Kathy last evening and I just have to share their story and photos with you. If you had to choose one quilt pattern to make as sisters – what would you choose? Sister’s Choice, of course! If you are new here, the free pattern for Sister’s Choice is found under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.
My two sisters and I are quilters. We learned from our mother. For her 90th birthday we girls joined forces to make Mom a birthday quilt. That quilt gave me the idea that we should make a sister quilt. While looking on the internet for ideas I found your pattern for "Scrappy Sister's Choice Block".
I proposed the idea to my sisters, gave them the pattern and each sister chose a color for her points. After we each created our 72 quilt blocks we traded 1/3 of the blocks to each sister. Each assembled the quilt top with our own vision and flair.
My oldest sister owns a long arm machine so my other sister and I traveled to Texas from Pennsylvania for sisters' sewing camp to learn to use the long arm and finish our quilts. They are all bond with the same fabric and they all have the same pattern quilted on the border.
It is amazing to see how alike and different they are. Just like us.Attached is the results.Thanks for the pattern, Scrappy Sister's Choice. It was the perfect pattern for our project.Sincerely,Kathy Wolff and my sisters, Jo Bookwalter and Anne Owens
SO, SO Cute!! What a trio of great scrappy quilts from some very scrap happy sisters! Thanks for sharing the photos and the story with me Kathy!
Time to get a move on, tidy the studio, cut more blocks, do some writing, and see you tonight on Quilt-Cam at 9pm Eastern!