Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hello Everyone,

Just one more set of borders to attach to Country Charmer, then this quilt top is ready for the quilting machine. The last border will be 3" of dark red, with nine-patches in the corners.  The kits for this quilt will be ready soon at In Between Stitches.

I did pretty well on my to-do list this week.  The only thing I didn't work on was my applique.  I looked at it.....and that was about it.

I'm teaching Heartfire this Tuesday at the shop.  Here is a picture of the first Heartfire that I made out of French General fabrics.  I had to stop quilting yesterday to prepare everything for the class.

I started by cutting a whole bunch of 1-1/4" strips that were leftovers from the basket quilt.  Nothing goes to waste in my quilting stash!

I cut some pretty centers using a 4" hexagon template.  I selected three strips that I thought would look good together.  (I'll assemble this one in class...this is just a sample.)

Here is a block that is almost finished.

I like to get a couple of blocks made to refresh my memory of the pattern.  Nothing is worse than looking like a complete idiot in front of the students!  Been there, done that! 

This is a fun and easy quilt to put together.  It is very similar to a log cabin construction.  Sew, trim, sew, trim.

I hope you all have a great week ahead.  Mine will be busy with work on Monday, and teaching on Tuesday.....and quilting of course the rest of the week, tucked into little snippets of time between household chores.  I need a self-cleaning house!

As always,



  1. Just beautiful Quilts !! Looking forward to the kits coming in for Country Charmer :-D

  2. Loving your Country Charmer... I will be keeping an eye for the upcoming kits !!

  3. Lynn, your Country Charmer is lovely and I like the idea of your hexagon quilt. I'm busy doing a traditional paper pieced hex quilt, maybe I should put a border or two around the flowers. Great inspiration thank you.

  4. I think you got the rest of the week the wrong way round. Shouldn't it be quilting with a little bit of housework in spare moments?

  5. Gosh, I think I need a cabin to go to so I can check off my to do list! Maybe Mr. Squash will read this (wink)! I just love the plaids and checks in Country Charmer! And Heartfire looks like a lot of fun!