To do the Jewel Box we have a Batik Strip Swap going on and we are using those strips for the Jewel Box. We just started a Charm Square Swap of either Batik or 100% cotton at http://myquiltplace.com/group/charm-square-swap?xg_source=activity today to use with our Jewel Box Quilt project. Just come on over to join and then you can decide if you want to swap or just do the quilt projects.
hi ginnie...had to chuckle...taking a break here...reading mail ...been working on taxes all day...i am very good at organizing and getting it all done...and in timely manner. but for some reason this year...started out gung-ho in feb...drifted off...and the other night i thought...OMG!!!!! i need to finish the taxes!!!! ..but i really would rather sew/quilt/look at others beautiful quilts...and i am getting a serious case of cabin fever...stop! rain stop!!
forgot...was going to comment on your poety/fondue session when i read it lst wk. that is just sooooo cool. i love poetry and have sev antique volumes that i have picked up over the years plus volumes of collections and focus on one writer. dh not a poetry type of macho construction dude hahahahaha....ergo...i sit w/me fuzzies on and around me with tea and read in the afternoon sun in my little living room with notv :)) one of my favorite "fun" things to do.
if you drove the coast hiway from or two any location on the coast of california you were treated to incredible scenic views. well...i guess there are some exceptions along the way, like up around Eureka & a few other places where it passes thru small towns. but the towns are cool for the most part. not like coos bay up in oregon...very industrial. when i was younger i told people that hwy 1 was my road ...i spent so much time traveling up and down it. i was born & raised in oxnard in ventura county. just north of LA. have traveled the usa...lived in quite a few diff states, following construction jobs and before that my own whims....and still i have never seen a state with the diversity of climate [rain forests to deserts] views [from hi mtn towns to coastal plains] and cultures [the primarily latino south to the northern loggers/fishermen] as one finds in california. neat neat state. glad you got to take that trip. it is long. but so beautiful.
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread in written in the form of letters sent back home while my ancestors traveled to Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.
So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook.
I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?