Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Roastin' With The May Quiltvillians!

It's fire pit season!

And what better way to kick of the last night of retreat with the May Quiltvillians than to load up the fire forks with some marshmallows and make it a s'mores night!

However - check out Nola and her double-flamer.  LOL!

We have a rule - if your marshmallows combust into flames, NO FLINGING ALLOWED!

It's blow, baby, blow!

And of course there are differing opinions on what the actual color of a "dome" marshmallow should really be.

I'm still laughing at Nola's blackened charcoal-on-a-fork ones.


Oh what a lovely evening!

Tula is there on the porch step - you can barely see her.  She and Mabel had a stare off - Mabel was as close as her tether would let her get - just laying there watching Tula.

Tula inched closer and closer, ninja style - checking out Mable, just out of reach.

And she did the darndest thing - Tula was on the walkway, cozy as could be, front feet comfortably tucked beneath her. It was fun to watch.

The theme song playing in my head/ "Getting to know you...getting to know all about you...."

No barking, whining or freaking out on either's part.  All is good.

QPO visitors!

And Lola gets into the action as well in Nola's arms.  Thanks for a fun retreat everyone - it was great having you here!

The cross-seaming of my webbed top happened!

Here it is - Jacob's Chain!

I even got an over-the-porch rail quilt top photo op!

Backing is pieced!

These blues were in the "not this one" pile left from backing my recent string star finish.

Did I mention that there is more BLUE in my stash than any other color? Unless you count the neutrals that is.

I'm happy with what this backing put to good use - and I think it fits the feel of the quilt.  Just fun! (And good riddance to about 7 yards.)

The May Quiltvillians are checking out this morning - so it's a big laundry day for me as we get the inn ready for the Quilters of the Night arriving tomorrow afternoon.

I think I might have an opportunity to at least get this loaded into the long arm today - and perhaps even get the quilting started.  That's what I'm shooting for anyway!

Thank you, everyone for such a great response to yesterday's PDF pattern release!  The Gift-Away already has over 3,100 entries!

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.

Introductory pricing:  The price marked is already 30% off and the sale is good through 5/30/23.  I leave for Cairo on the 31st, so I'll need to button that 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.

Enter the gift-away HERE. Drawing happens 5/30/23!

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?)

Okay - time to get a move on.  I told the ladies I'd get over to the inn as quickly as I could to say our goodbyes - 

Anything fun on your agenda for today?

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

When was the last time you splashed through some puddles?
Always love a good scrappy log cabin quilt!

Have a terrific Tuesday, everyone!


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