I read someone’s comment about wondering where September went. The heck with that, I want to know where AUGUST went.
Today’s weather makes it feel like it’s more like mid-November. Rain (and lots of it), cold (mid-50s), and WIND. Howling wind. Yuck.
On a brighter note, at least it’s not snowing.
I really thought I’d gotten an in-focus picture, but clearly I was wrong. This is Checkerboard Stars. I think this is the 3rd time I’ve made it, and this time I went for something that looked more like the pattern cover. I really like this pattern, and have liked each version of it that I’ve made. Though, my Christmas version is my favorite… I don’t seem to have a full shot of the Christmas version on the blog (at least not that I can find in 30 seconds of searching, but this post has a full shot of a patriotic version that I made for a baby, plus a quick look at the Christmasy one.
I was tossing quilts around because it’s time to move things — and generally do a clean-up of the shop in anticipation of the Gals and Pals event happening in town on the 10th. (We did this last year, it’s a shopping/style show/hangout with your friends kind of a day.) I’m way behind on getting my make-and-take project ready and need to get working on that tonight. I’ll share the plan AFTER I make sure the plan is actually going to work.
(If anyone is relatively local and would like more info on the event, send me an e-mail, and I can let you know the plans: suzanne at suzanneearley dot net).
The other shop sample quilt I’ve made recently but not shared is this one:
I can’t remember it’s name. The pattern I used is from Kim Diehl’s book…simple something. The name is escaping me at the moment.
Both photos are slightly fuzzy, and I didn’t do close-ups of the quilting, because it’s just allover textures (done by the awesomely talented Intelliquilter. That thing is amazing. Just sayin’.) The bottom one is a Baptist Fan, I would NEVER do a Baptist Fan any other way.
You’ll note that both are unbound. Most of the shop samples seem to get hung up that way and…they are still that way. I need to find someone around here that really loves to do binding and see about bartering for binding services.
Either that or I need to just suck it up and do the binding. It doesn’t really take that long, especially if I do it all on the machine.
Vicki W says
I like both of these quilts but I LOVE the second one! I love a scrappy quilt.
Tina C. says
I like the checkerboard quilt. I think it looks wintry! I LOVE the second quilt. I am a huge fan of Kim Diehl’s work and have seen this quilt in her book. Awesome!
Adorable quilts! I wish I lived near you (well, except for the weather part) because I actually love to do binding.
Marge Muntz says
Could you possibly tell me where to purchase the pattern for the checkerboard star quilt. I just love it, especially in the blues.
I updated the post with the link to the Checkerboard Star quilt on my shop site. I couldn’t find it earlier. Long story.