Of course all of the scraps went into the backing, and I found this really awesome sketch print for the binding. It's two shades of brown and I think it's really cool!
This one is for my wild thing's teacher, and of course, I just couldn't help myself- I took it to school today to show her. They are right next door to my classroom, so I just couldn't resist! She really loved it, and I am so glad! I have a quilt guild meeting this weekend, and I want to take it for show and tell, but I'm sure she'll be snuggling with it pretty soon after!
With spring in the air, I decided to call this one Robin's Nest. The calm blue with the earthy brown is such a pretty color combo in nature and in a quilt (photo courtesy of bodmindspirit.blogspot.com).
By the way, I always quilt through my labels, and I have people who are using my label tutorial ask me from time to time whether it obstructs the view of the message. Even though I have used brown thread and the label is on Kona White, I can honestly say that it doesn't make the writing illegible to me. This label is about 3x3 inches including the borders, and the quilting doesn't bother me. Perhaps if the quilting was much tighter it would.
My next bit of news is such an honor for me. You might remember that last year I made four different memory quilts from my grandfather's western shirts. He had Alzheimer's and passed away in December. The quilts are a keepsake for my dad and his three brothers. Well, the current issue of Quilt-It Today has an article on memory quilts, and they contacted me to include one of my quilts! I put it on my (left) sidebar some time ago, but the issue just went on sale last week. My Dad's Western Kaleidoscope quilt is on page 26! It is so cool to walk into JoAnn's and see them on the rack!
Whew! I feel like talked your ear off today! Let's get onto some highlights from last weeks party!
Elise at Lovelea Designs shared this gorgeous medallion quilt.
Julie's Quilts and Costumes linked up this patriotic beauty!
and Quilting is More Fun Than Housework showed off this scrappy, happy quilt!
Can't wait to party it up this week! Bring it on, ya'll!
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