Quilt-Cam lost audio last night, so we got in only about 5 minutes of sew time!
I tried to figure out what was going on, I hadn’t touched anything, was just sewing and talking away and sound froze. I couldn’t get it back even after a second try, so we tanked it.
However, I kept sewing because I really wanted to see what these blocks would do!
They’ve been on the bucket list for a long time, always pushed back for some reason or another. This is Garlic Knots, from a previous Addicted to Scraps column. (Click the link and scroll down, you’ll find it in 2014 I believe!) and they are so super cute.
I cut these pieces quickly out of strips that were sitting near my cutting table as a way to purpose them rather than put them away, and I’m on a roll. These may be destined for a baby quilt!
And then there were nine!
There has been other progress as well.
I finished piecing this backing on Tuesday, got the quilt loaded in the machine, and spent most of Tuesday and Yesterday getting this quilted.
Close up of quilting from the back!
No peeks on the front, though…not yet anyway!
And yes, I staggered the red/white squares because there was no way they were going to match up perfectly if I started both sides the same. When you go for off-center-on-purpose it solves a lot of fussy problems.
Binding is ready to go on, label too. Just need to piece a hanging sleeve. This will come later. Wish I could show you the front, but not yet.
I CAN show you THIS! It’s finally up on the C&T website, so I am able to share it with you as well:
MY NEW BOOK COVER!
What you see on the cover here is what I did with my Idaho Square Dance blocks. I set them with swirling log cabins on point. It’s getting closer! Things are going to print soon!
I have had people asking about pre-orders, and I really don’t like to do them too far in advance. I don’t want to tie up your funds when I don’t know when they will arrive on my doorstep. So my plan is, as soon as they are being shipped to me, I’ll open up the short-pre-order status. No need to make you wait for months. The books will BE HERE when they get here. And you will know. And you can place your order then. SEPTEMBER! It will be here before we know it.
And there will be more goodies to talk about, and more details to share as things get closer!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Or in quilt speak - friends don't care how messy your studio is, they just want to see your progress on your project! Vintage 1950s quilt from my collection.
Moby is packed – Sadie and I are headed up to the cabin. The Hubster is in New York on business this week so it’s just Sadie and me, whether here or there, and I am choosing there!
Again, sorry about Quilt-Cam. I don’t know what happened, but after two tries there was just no way to make it work with the time given. We’ll try again. I’ll find out what happened (But I didn’t touch anything?!) and we’ll reschedule.
Catch you later!