On that day, it will be my turn to feature one of the 12 quilts from Christa Watson's new book, Machine Quilting With Style. My quilt is called "Candy Pop," and it will be the project I teach in Beyond First Time Quiltmaking classes starting next February. Stop by on the 17th for a chance to win a copy of the book!
My other project is related to the American Made Brand Tiny Quilt Challenge. I finished my entry a couple days ago. If you have time and want to whip up a 15" X 15" quilt using American Made Brand fabrics, you can enter too! The deadline is September 15.
Dabbling continues on My Small World quilt. I managed to add on a little more to Section 3 (of 6 sections).
Though it doesn't look like I've made much progress, I have done quite a bit of prep work for Sections 5 and 6. All of this is handwork! I've got 30 half-inch hexies ready to English paper piece; foundation paper pieced (FPP) arcs to sew together; a half Dresden to appliqué; clamshells to appliqué; and rainbow arcs to join together. These should be good for a few hours of stitching time.
Last week I came across this quilt called "Rainbow Rounds," by Jo Avery of MyBearPaw. It's from Issue 24 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. I downloaded and printed papers to try this 12" block that I sewed with a text print background, and five shades of seafoam. Luscious! I know I'll be making more blocks, in other colors.
I also thought I'd try Amanda Jean's CrazyMomQuilts free CMQ Kaleidoscope FPP templates. A whole quilt of scrappiness is also very appealing.
While I'm sewing and quilting, I often listen to audiobooks. A recent finish that I obtained through my digital library was "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes, a British novelist. I highly recommend it. Then, I came across the newest book in "The Selection" series, by Kiera Cass, and immediately downloaded it to my iPhone and started reading.
I couldn't put it down! Book number four, "The Heir" does not disappoint. I mentioned in a previous post how much I like this series - like a non-violent "Hunger Games" story. I was happy to see on Keira's website that Warner Brothers has purchased movie rights! One more book is anticipated, most anxiously by me.
Yesterday, August 26, was our 43rd wedding anniversary. And it was National Dog Day. Is there a deeper meaning to this coincidence? Hogan was more agreeable to posing with me than my hubs.