Thursday, June 28, 2007

Last week of June

My how time goes by when you are having fun. My Cousin says I am running around like a turkey with its head cut off - Thats just too funny! We are running a lot for swimming but I am managing to get some quilts done, and some fabric shopping in. I don't quite have enough fabric for the Quilt of Valor project for next year at the school, so I have been watching the sales. Some of the Patriotic stuff is on sale now. I found some really neat prints on the clearance rack at the LQS that would be great for backings - so picked some of those up. I now have backings for 2 quilts. This is a good start! When I told the owner what we were doing she threw in an extra yard!


Another friend of mine says she has a box of some fabrics we might be able to use - so I am looking forward to picking those up .


A customer recently brought me a jewel box quilt. I just love the look of these quilts and she used such vibrant colors. It turned out really neat. She made it a few years ago , then didn't like it, so I assumed it would be wavy and unsquare - bad assumption. This lady's piecing is perfect - I learned a lot just studying it!
Have a quilty day!

7 comments:

Suzanne Earley said...

Jewel Box is such a pretty pattern. I wonder why she didn't like it?

And yeah to the quilt store owner for giving you extra fabric!!

paula, the quilter said...

I've made a jewel box quilt. I used black instead of white and those colors just POP! I wonder why she didn't like hers?

Vicki W said...

Love the quilting that you did on the jewel box quilt. I think I actually have that panto but I haven't used it - I need to now!

Sarah Nopp said...

You are right, really stunning quilt pattern. Especially in the blues.

Nicole and Phil said...

This is lovely! Great colours, I hop you have fun with the quilting!

Helen in the UK said...

I love the Jewel box pattern and it is on my 'to do' list! Love the colours of this one - very rich :)

Helen in the UK said...

Hi Alycia, I'm a member of HeartStrings and Stashbusters groups and have enjoyed hearing of your QOV projects. I have 3yds of a fabric that may be suitable for a backing and would be happy to mail it to you. If you are interested, let me know and I can supply more details. Helen