Just checking in to say hello. I have been madly writing directions for my quilt, Old Elegance, as I have named it. That is the one I showed back HERE made in the brown and blue Cocheco Mills IV fabric from Marcus Fabrics. The worst part of writing directions, for me, is figuring the fabric requirements. I always worry that I may have forgotten something. Hopefully that is not the case! I know people count on accurate instructions. The thing is, when I make a quilt I just cut and cut and it is not until later that I have to figure out how much yardage I used. I realize that people need to know that!
The good news for me is that my dear friend Mary Flynn at Quilt Hollow got my quilt quilted and back to me in record time! I am so pleased with it. She always does beautiful work!
For those of you that may be interested in buying a kit for this quilt, please come back later and I can tell you of a couple shops that will be kitting it once the fabric arrives. Don't know about this sideways shot! Blame Blogger.
I managed to make a few blocks for Johna'Lee at the Scrappy Appleyard for the patriotic comfort quilts she is making. Check out her blog for more information. I know she would be so happy to receive blocks from anyone who cares to contribute. They are for the family of a fallen soldier (her daughter's fiance) and his best friend.
The weekend is almost over. I am going to watch some TV while I stitch down the binding on Old Elegance. The rush is on to get it to Marcus Fabrics along with the pattern in time for Houston Quilt Market. Will I make it? Come back in a few days for a progress report.
By the way, is anyone willing to share the longest amount of time they have continued to stitch after the bobbin thread ran out? Just curious. Not that it ever happened to me or anything...
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