Tuesday, May 30, 2023

All On A Memorial Day -

The rain continued through mid-morning.

Just that light, misty, barely there kind of rain -

But enough that it likely put a damper on people's plans for motorcycle rides through the winding mountain roads, camping was likely a wash-out, and hiking would have been a slog through the mud.

But hopefully - folks were able to enjoy their time together perhaps sitting around a table playing cards, eating good food and realizing that come the heat of August they will long for the kind of cool misty temps we had over Memorial Day weekend.

Did it stop the quilters at all?  Silly question!  Of course not!
This was the scene at Denise's sewing corner yesterday afternoon as I headed out the door toward home.

So much color!  Unfortunately (or FORTUNATELY - depends on how you look at it!) her week long retreat didn't make a dent in her scrap bucket.  But she's got some beautiful quilts coming together.

There are a couple of Kaffe log cabin quilts in the making - across the room is also this one:

I know they are using the Creative Grids log cabin ruler to stitch up all of their Kaffe scraps into something wonderful.

Blackbirds (and one red one) are together and awaiting borders!

A scrappy string star in the making!

And something very geometric happening here!

And this beauty got sashings and a border and is ready for quilting! The fabrics are so gorgeous together.  What a fun make!

Geoffrey got a couple more stars made before they had to pack up and leave early - Some folks have to be back at work today, imagine that?

We were sad to see folks depart, but happy they'll be back again next year!

We spent time rocking on the porch -

And you can see Tula isn't shy of strangers anymore.

She's taken an affinity to Jack!

I'll be waving off the rest of the Quilters of the Night this morning as they point their vehicles homeward to Ohio and Michigan.

Son Jeff & Ashlyn came up yesterday afternoon for some grilling out on the cabin porch.

Casden was spending the holiday with his Dad, and we missed him - but glad for any opportunity we have to be together.

Mabel was beside herself and shameless when it came to how much she especially loves Ashlyn -

Sure, there's room for 3 on the loveseat.  LOL!

Just tickle my belly, please.


And after all was said and done, dessert consumed and grown-kids headed home, there was just enough evening time left to finish this -  

The hanging sleeve on Jacob's Chain is on!  It's done!  I need some time to get photographs taken (When it isn't raining) and the pattern written - and with other things already in the line-up be looking for this pattern to be ready closer to September I think. (Subject to change)

This afternoon I'm headed to Greensboro to stay near the airport - my Egypt/Ireland adventure starts TOMORROW in earnest.  I'll be back June 26th.

And our next Leader/Ender challenge starts in JULY! It might not quite be ready by July 1st - but somewhere around there. Thank you for your patience.  I've made a few samples - it's going to be cute and fun.

Oh, Oh, Oh!  And let's not forget this!

Thank you, everyone for such a great response to last week's PDF pattern release!  The Gift-Away has closed with 4492 entries!

I'll be drawing for two winners who will each receive the PDF pattern containing both Right Way and Wrong Way Round from me - and even more:

One winner will receive a Facets of Black Color Roll, and the other will receive a Facets of Red Color Roll from Cotton to Quilts!

(And you know to check their website for their neutral rolls and other bundles to enhance your scrap stash, right?)

Who is entry 136?

Mary Delia!

and 2301?

Judy Panko!

Congrats ladies!  Please reply to the email notifications with your mailing addresses so that the folks at Cotton to Quilts can get your prize fabrics out to you. Your patterns are already attached to your notification emails.


I love that you are as excited about the Right Way Round pattern duo as I am.

The pattern contains BOTH variations, and you can make either of them in either size -

Pattern details:

What do you get when you accidently make more than 1/2 of the main block wrong? A second quilt! Both versions are presented in sparkling patriotic colors of red/white/blue accented with black. Full color photos, graphics and extensive instruction included!

Quilt Sizes: Large: 80’’ X 88’’ Small: 53’’ X 53’’

Optional but helpful: Bonnie K. Hunter's Essential Triangle Tool and either the Simple folded Corners ruler, or the Simple Folded Corners Mini.

Traditional rotary cutting methods and foundation paper-piecing options are given for those who don't have access to these rulers.

So yes - if you prefer to paper-piece square-in-a-square units, we've got you covered there too with a printable page for paper-piecing.

I'm ready for Flag Season!

Introductory pricing:  The price marked is already 30% off and the sale is good through Today 5/30/23.  I leave for New York tomorrow and fly to Cairo on June 1st, so I need to button this up before I go.  So hurry now and save before you miss it - no coupon needed.

You'll find the pattern for Right Way Round in both the Quiltville Store and the Quiltville Etsy Pattern Shop.

Yes, my bags are packed - it's a day of laundry and getting the inn ready for the June Quiltvillians' arrival tomorrow.  I know they'll be in good hands with Susan, Martha and hubster Dave on hand to make sure all goes right.

Am I really doing this? Gone for a month?  YES!  Yes, I am!  And I'll be sending updates as I can, when I can.

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

very day is another fork in the road. Which direction will you take?
This quilt reminds me of watermelons - it must be summer!
Get out there and make this Tuesday a great one!


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