Today I have a couple of questions from blog readers and I have a couple of other thoughts.
A blog reader asked if we ever published this quilt…
She had happened upon an old post. There I had said that we were planning on publishing it in a future magazine. We did publish it.
The quilt was published in the December 2019 issue 161 of American Patchwork and Quilting. They named the quilt “All are Welcome”.
This is a favorite quilt of mine. I had a whole bunch of bonus triangles and used them in this quilt. It was fun to make as I had all of the triangles already made before I even started making the quilt.
HERE is a link to learn more about the quilt.
Another blog reader wrote and said they were looking for a YouTube video of mine and couldn’t seem to find it. First off all of the videos can be found HERE. If you forget, you can go to YouTube anytime and simply type in Jo’s Country Junction and my videos will pop up.
The specific video she was looking for was How I Cut Up Scraps. This one…You can push the red triangle play button to watch it.
I love this method for cutting up scraps and highly recommend it.
Did you see the wonderful eyeglass cases Mary at Country Threads is making? (I stole a picture from Mary so I can show you). I ADORE them so much!!
Mary is doing a tutorial over on her blog. FIND IT HERE. Oh, I want to make one of these!!! I’d also like to make a block and turn it into a pincushion. I might just have to stop everything and make a couple of them. Mary is making them for Christmas presents. What a cute idea. You could easily put some chocolates or a gift card inside if you wanted to make it a more expensive gift.
On another note, I had to laugh.
On Facebook the other day, this came up in my feed.
“Hundreds of yards of fabric! I’m helping a friend downsize her collection, due to health issues she’s no longer able to continue her beloved hobby. Most of this fabric retails for $14+ per yard. Most of this shown comes in 1, 2 and 3 yards and some are larger. We can set up a time for interested buyers to take a look at what she has. There’s just no way of posting everything!!! Located in Spillville.”
These pictures were attached…
WOW!! Holy Batiks!!
Can you believe that 8 people sent the post to me? That really made me smile. Eight people in my area knew that I like quilting and love a good bargain!!
They ended up with such an overwhelming response that they turned it into more or less of a garage sale with it all. It’s happened on Sunday the 5th.
I didn’t go.
I don’t go for five reasons-
1-I hate crowds
2-I hate feeling like I have to quickly grab something because someone else is trying to look at it. I do too much impulse buying at times like that.
3-I have a wonderful collection of batiks and don’t want to overbuy more batiks.
4-It’s a GREAT deal at $5 a yard…but for me, it’s more than I spend per yard unless I have a specific project in mind. YEP, I’m that much of a cheapskate.
5-I don’t want to be in the same position that this lady is in 10 years down the road with a need to sell my excess fabric. I have plenty of fabric to make plenty of quilts…and until I get my WIP list down to five quilts, I’m staying away from buying fabric unless it’s to finish a project or for a special project.
That’s all just me…but I’m certainly happy that so many people thought of me.
So blog readers…I’m curious. Would you have gone to the sale? Are you a batik quilter? I’d love to hear all your opinions.