The wonderful Carol at Just Let Me Quilt has put together another fun hop! Of course, my life is always pretty much the Festival of the Last Minute and it’s here and, well, I’m very close to done! Is anyone else old enough to remember the days when women would set their hair in curlers and sometimes have to run out to the grocery with a scarf tied around the knobby evidence of their upcoming important event? Well, my little quilt reminds me of one of those ladies in their colorful scarves. I was just sitting down to hand-stitch the binding when I was called into work rather urgently. So, here’s my cute little quilt with its wonder-clip accessories.
If you’ve visited before, you may know that I am a prodigious creator of UFO’s and I’m trying to whittle the list down a bit. (When my oldest was little, I got her to promise she’d finish all my UFO’s if something happened to me but when she got older she insisted she’d been duped and would only commit to six. That leaves me with, well, let’s not talk numbers right now.) This little quilt was from a wonderful day I got to spend in a class with Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. The class title is “Love Shack” and, to my knowledge, it doesn’t show up in any of the Bonnie Hunter books but has an amazing combination of Bonnie’s blocks and methods (all of which you could learn from either her wonderful tutorials or her books.)
I could totally see myself making an entire quilt of the house blocks but, um, that would defeat the “I finished a UFO” concept. However, I do have an amazing set of house blocks from an exchange years ago.
So, in other news, I’ve gotten very into a new podcast I found called, “Just Wanna Quilt.” I’m having a blast binging on the back episodes and there is an amazing interview with Tula Pink and Mary Fons! You can find the podcast in a variety of places but I found mine on an app called Stitcher. (No affiliation, I’m just newer to podcasts and you might be, too.) The best thing about these podcasts is that I feel like I get to hang out with other quilters right in the middle of my ridiculously busy life. Driving back and forth between jobs is so much more fun now!
So, that’s all for tonight. I’m heading to bed because I have about six hours to re-charge before running back out the door. Be sure to hop over to the other great bloggers and drop back at Carol’s place at Just Let Me Quilt to enter for a great prize!