c&t publishing had a sale!

C&T publishing had a big sale and I took advantage of it to add some great books to my quilting library.

They arrived on my porch today, so….. Happy Birthday to Me!!

birthday books

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pineapple quilt block

I took a class last week with Nancy Bills on making pineapple blocks.  Wow, is she a great teacher!  Seaside Piecemakers quilt guild brought her to Florida for a couple days of classes.

Here is the one block I made in class, and I have finished 3 more and will be turning it into a table runner, hopefully today.  I am so loving the red/burnt orange fabric by Paula Nadelstern that I dug out of my stash for this class.

pineapple

 

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my love of orchids

Love this time of year when our orchids are exploding.  Every morning brings a new mass of color to our patio.

orchidsorchids

 

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free motion quilting – swirls

Decided it was time for me to Get My Swirl On.  The entire mid-section of this Kaffe Fassett quilt is being quilted with swirls.  This should give me some very good practice!

swirls

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