Sunday, April 10, 2016

Winner and spring sewing

First, thank you all for your kind comments about my table runner design in the current issue of APQ.  I wish I could send you all a copy, but I can't, so I drew a random number from 1 to 32 and came up with #17.  I'll drop one copy of the June 2016 American Patchwork and Quilting magazine in the mail as soon as The Joyful Quilter (not to be confused with Joyful Quilter and all the rest of us happy quilters) sends me her mailing address.

Spring is thinking about settling in here in mid-Iowa.  Despite plunging back to freezing for a week or so, we have blooming daffodils in the garden. OK, mine are not planted as deeply as they should be, so I get to call it spring before the neighbours who dug their bulbs to the correct depth! I'm eagerly anticipating all the blooms that will follow later in the season and into summer, and while I wait I'm producing blooms in my quilting corner.  Here's the first one.

Once I determined I liked it, I switched to mass production gardening: here are 124 more of each unit to turn into 31 more blooms.

I'm off to garden sew!  No, wait,  I'm off to make supper and eat, then sew.  Sigh.  But I get to sew in the end, plus there's leftover birthday cake (how did DD get to be 15???), so it's a good plan in the end!


  1. Yay!! wait...oh boogers. ;o)

    Congrats to THE Joyful Quilter. This Joyful Quilter is on her way to JoAnn's to buy a magazine.

    Your new project looks very colorful, can't wait to see more.

  2. Your Daffy Dills are so bright and cheerful, and so is the new block. Enjoy you cutting and putting all those pieces back together. ---"Love"

  3. Congrats to your winner. I didn't expect to win, so I bought my copy. : )
    What fun blossom blocks. That is going to be pretty!

  4. What you live in IA? For some reason I thought you were in Canada!! You are having the same weather as us, tease us of spring and then plunge back down. Can't wait to see what you are making with your blooms.

  5. Your indoor and outdoor blooms are beautiful.

  6. Love, love, love this new block!!!! Are we to look forward to instructions in a later blot?? (pleeeeeeease????) lynnstck(at)

  7. Such pretty blooms both fresh and fabric!

  8. Thank you, Joanne!! The AUTOGRAPHED magazine arrived today. The article on color is an awesome resource and your stunning quilts reinforce the importance of color placement within a design. Congrats on your publication!


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