if you are a quilter

…then you begin thinking about Christmas in September. I want to make the Go-To Guy a new ‘couch’ quilt – his 10+year old flannel is fraying. I want coverage (he is 6’5″), I want warmth and I want color.  Also, something quick and easy that works hard to deplete my monster scrap bins.DSCN8968
In short, I want a quilt-as-you-go. And I’ll back it in the softest flannel ever.DSCN8982There are many tutorials out there that can show you how to make these whimsical quilt-as-you-go blocks.  The main thing is to use your walking foot – it’s going to make all of the difference between fun and puckering!DSCN8967DSCN8983The more color – the better!  I love that when the top is finished – so will be the quilting!  I think that I will outline each block and perhaps do a bit of embroidery tie-off.

I missed Rhinebeck’s Sheep and Wool this year …. intentionally.  I love this fair so much and always err on the side of extravagance, so I pulled back, remembering that I have a wonderful retreat to look forward to in November.  We are going to be staying in the Berkshires – a place where one can find some spectacular yarn!  (deep sigh).  It’s all good.


About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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