We have sure been thinking about the beautiful country side we traveled through on our way to Florida just two months ago and the sad and drastic changes it has saw this past week.
It sure makes a person appreciate going home tonight to a house that is (hopefully) still standing and being able to turn the power on our T.V sets, ovens/stoves, light fixtures and maybe even that source of heat. . .
But--on a more bright, positive note--
We've been busy piecing together some new quilt samples to put up on our newly re-arranged shop walls. This little guy (who will probably end up in a picture frame) is out of the Nine-Patch Gatherings by Primitive Gathering's Lisa Bongean. This book features a nifty method for piecing your 9-patch blocks together. Many of her patterns in this book are miniatures; however there are a few larger options available for you.
This bag is out of a new book that arrived in the shop called Baby, It's You! by Amy Hamberlin featuring 10 Quilts & Bags. The bag above "Katie's Favorite Bag" can be used as a diaper bag (like the pattern intended) a beach bag, or simply larger hand bag. It too has lots of pockets in the inside, as well as the outside.
And last, but most certainly not least is our projects out of "Grace" by Moda's 3 Sisters.
I have decided to make you wait a post or two for the finished table topper/wall hanging. (For those of you who don't like surprises you can search for "Madeline" by Carrie Nelson--this is a Schnibbles pattern) and try to imagine what our finished sample will look like. Things always change soo much when they get quilted and this particular project will look much prettier all complete. . .
BUT, with my left over charm squares I made one of the five "Tuffets" on the Tuffets pattern (again a Schnibbles by Miss. Rosie) by Carrie Nelson. (see the pin cushion upper right) I hope to have more tuffets to stick pins into by the next post with our finished Madeline.
Until next time. . .