February 10, 2017
As many quilters have done, I will depart from the pattern and add different blocks to the 'body' of the house. Four-patch and churn dash were on the top of the list, and I hope to add paper-pieced and applique' blocks next. Aurifil 50 wt neutral thread helps me be as precise as possible with the stitching with hardly any fuzz in the machine - an important feature of this thread for me because I have had no time to send out the trusty Bernina for service. Phew!
Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. The prints are amazing and, even though the quilt pattern calls for only 16 fat quarters, we "had" to get the whole fat quarter bundle... When you become a quilter the verbs 'need', 'have', and 'want' acquire a whole different connotation, with lots of urgency to them!
Simply Retro book by Camille Roskelley. The designs in the book are amazing and this will not be the only one I will make, even if I have to stay up between midnight and six am for the next few months.
Now, for some sewing... Enjoy your Friday!
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