Its named Mt Hood and its in the original Nickel Quilts book by Pat Speth and Charlene Thode. I've made several quilts from the Nickel Quilts books and enjoyed them all. Pat Speth was the luncheon speaker at the Sioux Falls Quilt Guild in November and I was able to attend. I learned so much more about using "nickels"--Thank you Pat!! Several years ago I belonged to an online group that swapped nickels--I'd saved my civil war repros, thimbleberries, neutrals, browns, and threw in some homespuns. More than enough to make this quilt. And I have a whole big box of civil war fabrics I can use too. Please see everyone's design walls at Patchwork Times.
Since last week I've quilted one top and loaded another. Its cold outside and good weather to sit in the recliner sewing down binding. I was tugging and tugging on a quilt and it was SO HEAVY and then I figured out why--
Ruby can't resist laying on a quilt I'm binding. Don't worry, I don't think she has any dog cooties, and I'll wash the quilt when I'm done.
- Bind another quilt
- Quilt another top
- Make brown binding
Last week I received an email from Nann saying I'd won a drawing on her blog. The package arrived looking very festive. No, I didn't wait until Christmas to open it!
4 FQs of beautiful blue snowflake fabric and a book with a quilt block name in the title. I love to read and I'm planning to put these FQs in my new year quilts. And Nann is the inspiration for one of my planned 5 quilts. Click on her name to see the quilt. The pattern is in an Evelyn Sloppy book called 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts.
I ordered one used from Amazon. Maybe I need a stash report for books??!! I will change the pattern a bit, isn't that what quilters do--change things??? Thank you Nann for the prize and the inspiration.
The tree is up and lights are hung. The Christmas quilt is on the bed.
Several years ago I hand pieced hexies from Christmas fabrics. I worked on other quilts while doing this one, Ken is always watching my projects and it took 18 months to piece. (He thinks I am crazy) How many pieces, last time I counted there were over 2,700 hexies. He cringed the first time I put it on the bed--"what if something happens to it?" All he could think about is the hours that went into making it. Its one of my "bucket list" quilts, I'm glad I made it.
Its almost the end of the year, time to think of next year's plans. Have you done that? Don't forget that bucket list, there's no time like now to start a quilt!