This is what an October 31st table display looks like in the home of a Lutheran quiltmaker.
Life is Good!
|Observing Mason's 6th Baptismal birthday after church this past Sunday.|
|Yesterday we took a trip to Charlotte to visit the new American Girl store there. This was the view from the front seat looking back for the entire drive! She pored over the catalog in preparation for her shopping excursion. She told us that it "seemed like forever" to get there!|
|Lucy Ann and her two babies arriving at the store.|
|Lucy Ann took her time shopping, she was interested|
every little item and considered how she might use it.
|She was enthralled by the hair salon for dolls.|
|Quiltkeemosabe and I will get-together tomorrow for our monthly "Bible" study, working our way together, block by block, through Rosemary Youngs' Quilt Block Bible. We alternate hosting and instructing and have added a book review to our agenda too. If we're going to hold each other accountable for stitching up the blocks we figured we'd throw in some accountability for the books we buy! This was my month to write up the book review and I chose Karen McTavish's new, 2nd edition of Mastering The Art of McTavishing. This book comes with a twin set of DVDs demonstrating her signature, distinctive, quilting stitch; I found the book a sound investment worthy of its place on my bookshelf, it's a highly valuable resource. If you would like a copy of my book review just let me know and I will be happy to e-mail a copy of that to you.|
Life is Good!
|~"Lynnleigh's Feathered Friends"~|
|I poured a lot of attention into the quilting on this one. Using tips and tactics learned in Gina Parris-Perkes' longarm class (Fantabulous Feathers and Fills) at the AQS Quiltweek event in Charlotte this past summer I was able to let the feathers just fly! I am very happy with the results.|
|Gregory's Soft Quilt ~ 47" X 67"|
|Cowboys, trains, horses, tractors, race cars and barns, all together in one soft quilt; |
made-to-order for one very special little boy!
|Here's the biggest surprise of all, the backing fabric is Minkee;|
ramping up the soft factor to a whole new level!
* I have used this pattern many times before, but it's been quite a few years; it is designed to be made in vertical columns, front, back and batting together. The units join together and actually quilt the piece at the same time. On this quilt, though, I was only interested in the layout for the front. I forgot all about the unusual assembly for this quilt and bought the fabric according to the yardage requirements on the pattern... plus the backing fabric. As a result I have enough of all the required flannel prints to make another, identical, quilt... just in case he loves this one to bits!
Life is Good!