I get so many emails that include fun things. I thought I would share them with you today.
The first email came from the Mayfields. Sue was helping a neighbor move and the neighbor didn’t have a need for these and Sue didn’t either so, they are being passed to me. I’m thrilled. They are so cute and I have some vintage sewing baskets that will be perfect for them.
Lynn tried her Third Hand Binding Tool and wrote:
“Love it, did not know 440 inches of binding could be pressed so fast. I am a long-time quilt maker. Love it’s made in America.”
You can read my review of the Third Hand Binding Tool HERE. If you didn’t try one yet, you can go to their site, Purple Hobbies (HERE is the link) you can get 10% off anything you buy if you use the code JoSentMe. (type it in as all one word)
When I was showing you that I had my …Double Wedding Ring Quilt on the longarm, I told you the backing was from an auction I went to.
I told you that you could read the blog post about the auction HERE. I only paid $30 for the tote of fabric this backing fabric came in. What I didn’t tell you that a blog reader pointed out to me was that later, I went through all of the fabric I bought at the auction. I tallied it all up. Several of you found the post and thought it was interesting. I thought I’d leave a link HERE to the follow-up auction post that others enjoyed reading.
Blog reader Sue was so sweet and offered to send me the black fabric I could use for my Hawaiian Sunset quilt. I ended up turning her down. I was wanting a black printed fabric, not a solid- Something that is a reproduction fabric with a really small print. Thanks for the offer, Sue.
Rita shared with me two Disappearing Nine Patch quilts she made for her grandsons. Such great-looking quilts!!
The disappearing nine patch is a quilt pattern that never disappoints especially in batiks. So pretty!! Thanks for sharing these Rita.
News from Karin, our volunteer quilt finisher:
Karin broke her hip and took a 1 1/2 hour drive via ambulance to the hospital and had surgery. She’s slowly improving. She felt bad as she’ll be out of commission for finishing quilts for a bit.
Please leave a comment for Karin in the comment section if you are so inclined. I know Karin reads the blog and will appreciate your good wishes.
You all might remember that Karin finishes quilts and then donates them to emergency services to be given out to those in need. Karin writes: “The firemen that responded knew that I was the one giving them all the quilts. They were tickled that they could be there for me when I needed them.”
Isn’t that the sweetest?
I can’t remember if I shared this previously or not. I decided to share it and if I already shared it, you will get double the pleasure.
I LOVE this in blue. Absolutely fabulous. It almost makes me want to make it again.
This is our Inspired by the Past quilt that was featured in American Patchwork and Quilting. You can read all about it HERE.
Cathy in Central Texas sent me a note. She writes:
“I really enjoy your blog and while visiting it a while back, I read about your quilt ‘Tulip Bed’. I just fell in love with that quilt and was thrilled that the pattern would be coming out shortly in American Patchwork, which I subscribe to.
When I got the magazine, I started by making some test blocks of the tulip. I’m not the most experienced quilter and I just couldn’t make those templates work for me. Finally, I searched for a 12 1/2 inch tulip block online and found one that was in my skill range and I just added panels to each side to make it a 12 1/2 inch size. Your 9-patch block is lovely. I reduced the size to 72″ x 72″.
I thought you might like to see my interpretation of your great quilt. This is for a friend and I think she’s going to really like it!”
I love it and applaud Cathy for making it her own. I love that I could be the jumping-off point. Congrats on an awesome quilt. I just know your friend will love it!
“I love your gray quilt with all the colors. It is hard to decide which one of the two is prettier. How big is the center of the Churn Dash? And how big is the block?”
She is talking about these quilts. You can read more about them HERE.
The fast answer is that everything is 2″ based. The squares are cut at 2″ square throughout the entire quilts. The half square triangles are 2″ unfinished. The width of the sashing strips are cut at 2″ wide.
I am hoping over the summer to get a free pattern written up for these but we’ll see how time goes.
Good news on another front. You might remember these quilts…
My green leftover quilt…Read more about it HERE.
My Red Diamond Crumb quilt…read more about it HERE.
My Stained Glass Quilt…read more about it HERE.
All of these will be in upcoming issues of Quilter’s World…this one will be too. So, it you don’t have a subscription to the magazine and would like to have the pattern for any of these, I suggest subscribing.
I’ve been working the editor, Carolyn, and she’s so excited about them all. I believe the last one I showed will be in the fall issue…the rest will be featured in 2023…so now you can’t say I didn’t warn you.
I’m THRILLED to be working with them!!
That’s as far as I got as I was working my way through my email. Oh, what a job. There is probably another whole post of goodies to share with you there but, I’ll save those for another day.