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And the winner is…

Congratulations Kristine – you have won the free copy of 100 Blocks that we are giving away from the blog.  We will also announce a winner from the people that submitted e-mails to our website.  We would like to thank everyone for the great comments and compliments about our blog, our website and Paula’s beautiful block.  So many people mentioned using the block in patriotic quilts and we would love to see those quilts when you have completed them.  Please be sure you send us pictures of those quilts.

We’ve gotten some great new collections in the past couple of weeks and Marcie has been busy putting them on the website.  Check out Moda’s Celebration for a Cause: Alliance, Andover’s Toast II designed by Jo Morton, and Windham’s Pennock Album (great pre-printed quilt panel with this collection).  Alliance is the collection that Paula used in our “re-do” of our quilt, Vicksburg.  This quilt is a little larger than our original version and it is an absolutely gorgeous quilt.  Here it is:

Vicksburg

Vicksburg using Alliance collection

I’ve been working on our new Belle Meade using Rouenneries by French General for Moda.  The collection should be on the website any day now and I’m hoping to have the quilt done by sometime next week.  Then it’s off to be quilted.  Our dear friend, Cynthia Regone, graciously made all of the half-square triangles that we needed for this quilt.  Thank you Cynthia!!!  Check out the picture of the shoebox that she filled with all of those half-square triangles.  Thank heavens for Spinning Stars.  I use these great papers anytime I have to make half-square triangles.  They insure that I will have accurate half-square triangles and if we’ve used them to make our quilt, then they are in our kit.

BM-box of triangles

Box of half-square triangles for Belle Meade

Belle Meade - large triangles

Large center half-square triangles

Belle Meade-sewn triangles

Half-square triangles being sewn together

 

I just love the fabrics and colors in this collection and I think Belle Meade is going to be beautiful.  As soon as the quilt is done we will put it on our website for ordering.  We will also having backing available.

That’s all for tonight.  Caitlin and I have a big day ahead of us tomorrow – we’re reorganizing the kit warehouse.  It’s time to make room on the shelves for the fabric for the new kits.  If we get as much done tomorrow as I hope, I might even take a couple of pictures and share them with you.  The warehouses are anything but pretty but the size and amount of fabric is pretty impressive.

I also want to get in a little reading tonight – David Baldacci’s First Family is my current book.  What book do you have on your nightstand?

Good night and happy quilting.

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