This post will be about several topics, as that is the way this week has gone:
(1) I have drawn one of your names for the extra book giveaway of "A Bouquet of Quilts" which is a book of quilts from the Japanese quilting magazine, "Quilts Japan". The quilt I made from this book is below, "Buds in a Basket":
The name I drew is Andree G. Faubert and she is one of our faithful linkups. Her blog is Quilting and Learning Combo and she always has something she has learned to report to us. Congratulations Andree! Please send me your snail mail address and I will send this quilt book to you.
(2) I have continued on the Drunkard's Path.....haha.....I mean I have continued to work on my Drunkard's Path blocks. I decided to slow this project down and do a few blocks each week, as I am at the boring part of making the same small part of the block 16 times.....all in brown and cream. I made 32 this week, enough for two blocks.
(3) The May Day Baskets quilt is nearing the end. I accessed what blocks need to be made, and I am happy to report that there are only a few more. There are six rows in the layout I am using, and I have all the blocks finished in three of the rows, and only a few is rows 4 and 5. All of the sixth row needs to be embroidered. Here is the original layout:
I like almost nothing from this picture (border is not happening....alternate blocks will be something else....green is not happening....) But other than those things...I like it. haha Let me know what you think would look good with these embroidered basket blocks. Thanks! Here is the next basket block I have just started. As usual, the main flowers in this block are French knots.
(4) Happy Valentines Day! Two of my favorite quilts are out on display this month. The toile one is usually on the back of the couch, and is a simple made-up pattern (a four patch makes the red heart):
and the red and white postage stamp one is usually on the railing by the front door. I used a cross-stitch pattern (with permission) for most of the hearts. Here it is on the design wall when I had just finished the quilt top:
I love Valentines Day! As I have written here sometime before, I have saved most of the Valentines cards from my husband over the 57 years of our marriage, and I re-read them and put them out on the bookshelves in the living room. I tell him to choose one to "re-gift" to me because cards are so outrageously expensive now. I have saved the ones I gave him, so I re-gift one to him too. We are blessed to be in love and having fun together during all these years.
Well, I guess that's it. What has been happening on your design wall, or what have you been sewing, planning, or completing this week? Please link up below and let us know. Your blogs are all so interesting, and it makes my week to read and see what you are working on. Please talk about Design Wall Monday in your blog, and also link back here from somewhere within your post. Thanks!