good afternoon! May the 4th be with you!
hopefully you’ve have a had wonderful first week of May! Mom and i came down with a nasty cold/flu thing after the Forest Lake Quilt Show 2 weekends ago…which we are now just getting over. (we had a wonderful time at the Forest Lake Memorial Quilters Quilt Show…we’ll see you in 2020 if not sooner!)
so now that we are on the mend…we’ve been starting to brainstorm for our Christmas (yes, Christmas) collections that will start arriving in the next week or so. on the agenda is Swell Christmas which is very our style, kind 50’s style apple green, cherry red, and creamy white…we have the entire collection on order…and even an idea or 2. plus we nabbed some of the circle tins that coordinate with the collection. more on those when the collection arrives. Holly Taylor’s Christmas collection, Once Upon a Memory is set to ship in May as well…we cherry-picked 4 gorgeous prints and the panel…just enough to make a gorgeous throw!
Until the new collections arrive, we’ve been busy playing catch up with some lines that arrived that we just didn’t know what to do with…mom has just finished up a couple over-sized throws that i have to quilt. so i’ll be showing those sometime next week.
My must-do list is forever growing…i’m continuously dreaming of projects that i see and am slightly addicted to Somerset Designs…I love Karen Styles’ designs, her work, her color choices…are all magnificent!
Mrs. Billings…this is on my Summer to-do list. i’m gathering right now and hoping to finish up all my Lucy Boston block kits, so i can work on the Primrose Garden Quilt (see further down) and Mrs. Billings…
Ring of Roses…This quilt is just lovely! I love the soft tones of pink, red, tan, and brown with a little splash of green. I already have my background picked out (French General Favorites pearl) and the big floral for the hexagons (Atelier de France pearl background large floral), and then an assortment of pinks, reds, browns, tans, and a maybe a green or 2 from French General and civil war.
Circle of Sisters…this pattern, acrylic, and paper pack arrived today…and i’m already on the hunt for a yellow! It looks so OLD, i LOVE IT! based on a quilt from the 1940-50’s it is just lovely…perfect if you want to try your hand at applique. look at those 7 stars in each circle…breathtaking!!!
Primrose Garden Quilt…this is my current endeavor…instead of making yet another Lucy Boston using the civil war basted honeycombs. (that would make 3 Lucy Boston POTC…i think a girl only really needs 2…1 for each hand:)
Instead, i’ve decided to whip up some little primroses and stitch up this little lovely! i’m aiming for 399 primroses…a setting of 19 x 21…finishing at around 75 x 85ish…
I’ve even whipped up starter kits if you’d like to give it a go. it is tons of fun and them little primroses take like literally 15 minutes to stitch up…you’ll be done in no time!
box of honeycombs prior to organizing…(yes, i organized them so i won’t have dig through to find 4 matching honeys).
organized…look at those rows of basted honeys…
almost time to run…i’m picking up Chinese for supper…today is Dad’s birthday…yes…he was born on Star Wars day!
if you are down by Owatonna tomorrow…be sure to stop in at the Rustic Mama’s Market and check out the Plume junk a la mode booth…lots of fun stuff…if you like our style…Plume has it!
have a wonderful weekend! hopefully you can get in some stitching!