I am home!
It was a long driving day yesterday, but what made it all the better was being able to stop at my friend Hollis Chatelain’s home for dinner, enjoying the company and conversation around the dinner table, walking through her beautiful gardens and entering the “inner sanctum” of her studio, where her masterpieces are created.
SO FUN! It is nearly exactly an hour’s drive from her door to mine – I hope there will be many more such visits.
I am eager to share the gorgeous quilts my students brought to our classes in Bedford…Lunch time show and share just gets better and better and better!
Check out this lovely Leader & Ender Split 9 patch challenge top..just ready for borders!
You’ll find the free block pattern and some layout suggestions for Split 9-Patch under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog.
How is yours coming? We should do a linky party at some point so YOU can share your Quiltville finishes and works in progress ---Maybe toward the end of August? We could do “How I spent my summer vaction” quilting reports! ((I’ll keep thinking on it))
Pineapple Blossom in Yellows, Blacks & Greys!
Free pattern from the Free Patterns tab!
Strip Twist from the Free Patterns tab!
Blue Ridge Beauty from Adventures with Leaders & Enders --
Alternative layout, isn't it great?
And another Blue Ridge Beauty, barn raising layout.
And one in the machine quilting process!
And one biggie-sized in blacks and greys!
Star Gazing from Scraps & Shirttails
And the BACK!!
Here’s another Star Gazing just waiting for borders.
Double Delight from the previous mystery section at the bottom of the Free Patterns tab!
Love that lime green!
Streak of Sunshine from the Free Patterns tab – perfect for beginners!
Star Struck from the Free Patterns tab!
And a KING Celtic Solstice!
Tumelo Trail from Scraps & Shirttails II!
Patches & Pinwheels biggie sized! From the Free Patterns tab!
Easy Street from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
And Another Easy Street!
And one more!
Florabunda from the Free Patterns tab!
Cathedral Stars from the Free Patterns tab!
A great Bricks & Stepping Stones from the Free Patterns tab!
Thank you, ladies for bringing your quilts to share with all of us during class. I really enjoy watching YOU take the spotlight and tell us about your quilts and how they came to be, who they were made for and where they are living!
So—I’m home. And I’ve already had one email asking if I’m okay because this post is late in coming. Thanks for worrying about me. I got home about 11pm last night, slept in a bit, and took Sadie for a long walk before it got too hot out this morning. I didn’t get out early enough. It’s so humidly thick you can wring it out. I have been down on my steps this past week because of the teaching and driving – but I’m bound and determined to get back on track with my 10,000 steps a day challenge.
I’m spending today getting caught up on the mail that has piled up over the past 11 days and getting book orders out to those who are so patiently waiting.
Our 4th of July holiday starts Thursday ---so I’m thinking, how about Quilt-Cam tomorrow evening? Wednesday July 2nd at 9pm EST?
I haven’t touched my String Spider Web Quilt in a week – and I’m itching to get back to it!