After a busy weekend and the need to recoup - it was fun to start back into stitching with a quick and easy project. The next Tetris Quilt Along block with Melissa over at Happy Quilting. There's still time to join in.
These string blocks are HUGE and part of the pattern tutorial by Katie of Swim Bike Quilt for the 100 Quilts for Kids campaign. Since I have my Christmas Quilt done with the Quilt Along with Sue at QuiltTimes - I thought it would be fun to make the string quilt with all my strips of Holiday fabric. I am sure there will be local needs come the Season. Yes, the Festive Mystery Quilt Along is this Saturday with Cathi of Shaker Wood Quilts as our Hostess. Gosh, I feel like such a name dropper in this paragraph! But great company.
And I thank Sue for alerting us that her give away winner has a special request. Please go visit Thearica over at Pigtales and Quilts - she can best explain what her special gift requires for a Oklahoma Fire Victim. I know I have a box ready to mail out in the morning.
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A new button will go on the side bar - Beth over at Love Laugh Quilt has a tutorial and challenge to create a DUMP quilt. And she will have a link-up Sept 10-15. I plan on adding this to my charity quilt list and have a brand new bag of scraps 'gifted' from another quilter.
And I am being very honest here - hang head in shame - as things have gotten out of hand and having to pull and dump a lot of things so I could set up for the show - now things are a mess and sorely need straightening out.
The other side - where did the baby seat came from ?????? Seriously, I need a kick in the pants! So the rest of the week will be at least an hour a day, sorting and cleaning this mess into a workable area. Hold me to it ! Maybe there will be more than one dump quilt made.
"August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied."
- Joseph Wood Krutch