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Aaaand, New Jersey is in the lead!

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Just an update on Pincushion orders!  Yes, Virginia was at the front of the race, but holding steady wasn’t enough and New Jersey has taken the lead!  Oklahoma, North Carolina, Connecticut, and Massachusetts are showing well!  Thanks to my recent article in Quilts and More, I appreciate all of you checking out my site, and my shop page.  Be sure to contact me directly if you need more, as I can save you some shipping costs by bundling multiples together!

In the meantime, I felt like I just HAD to finish something and didn’t have a project even close, but LOTS needing more hands-on time than is possible with my regular job, home responsibilities and a holiday looming LARGE.  So!  Since I needed to test the pattern for a Christmas project, I was able to put together a fun 24″ x 42″ table runner on Sunday.  Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s not quilted yet, but I’m looking forward to that since there is a lot of background negative space where the quilting will show nicely.  More later when I get to that!  This is a project I’m preparing for P&B Textiles, one of the many fun patterns they give away on their web site!

 

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Cozy Flannel Quilts!

wintergreen quiltJust noticed that All People Quilt was featuring some cozy flannel quilts on their weekly newsletter today! I thought I should check it out, and what did I find but MY QUILT Wintergreen featured on the first page! What fun to see it again in a wonderful setting. This quilt is on my guest bed right now, awaiting our company for Christmas. It is made of flannel, and homespun, both plaids and prints, and even a stripe thrown in for good measure! I used a shot cotton backing as I wanted to keep it light, but I used a wool batting for the warmth. The quilting is pure fun: a large paisley in the plain blocks with contrasting thread so it would show against the print, and horizontal zig-zags in the background. My good friends helped me meet the deadline: Wendy Fast pieced the quilt top and Lisa Bee Wilson of Towerhouse Quilts did the quilting on this one. It’s fairly loosely quilted so the loft of the wool is maintained, and believe me, this is a cozy one. All People Quilt is offering it as a free download now, but originally it was published in “Quilts and More“.
I hope you will send me a pic when you finish yours!

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Australian Patchwork & Quilting

Janna Roos from Australian P&Q contacted me a while back and wanted to do an email interview for a book review she was working on. (Darn–wish she had needed to meet in person)!! Anyway, we emailed back and forth a bit, it was fun and I could tell she had a great sense of humor. Well, the “book review” came out this month and has morphed into a full page article! I got my copy of the magazine in the mail today in a plain brown wrapper, my DH was sure wondering what it could be! What a fun surprise! Try reading it in an Australian accent, all the more fun. Australian P&Q is full of great articles and quilt patterns, this one is featuring applique projects. I think I might have to make one or two. You’ll find it at your local quilt shop–or your bookstore.

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The Applique Society Newsletter

What fun!  I was featured in The Applique Society Newsletter this month.  It is great newsletter with so much information inside.  Lots of great articles, give-aways, book reviews, shopping, challenges and they even include a couple of patterns each month! 

Click on this link:  www.theappliquesociety.org to read the complete article about Border Techniques where they interviewed Kari Carr and me for our ideas.  I especially talked about how I use pieced borders–my specialty!