Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mailbox fun and Giveaway Reminder

A big box of plaids showed up on my doorstep yesterday flying in all the way from Texas! Julie of JuileKQuilts sent this huge variety of my favorite fabric, PLAID. This is quilter sharing at its best!

My mind started spinning of the possibilities but I knew my first spot for inspiration would have to be in one of Bonnie Hunter's books. These two are the top of the list of a quilt to start. I've been wanting to make the Plaid Bargello (the only bargello I've ever been tempted to make!) but The Fair and Square looks wonderful and perfect for these lovelies!

It will be great fun to plan. In the meantime, I finished the applique on my wool wall hanging and will set to quilting it this next week.  I'm also busy making more X blocks...I'm up to 14 and think I will make 10 more before running out of the fabric.  I also finished combining all the rows of my church windows quilt and will now need to iron and trim the edges before applying the borders. I think this picture shows when I was halfway done.

So a big Thank You to Julie :-)
and a reminder to the everyone else that the Giveaway for The Giving Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini is going on for another couple of weeks at my last post,  Make sure to leave a comment there for a chance to win a really good read!


  1. I have never really worked with plaids but I do like them.
    Your quilt is coming along.

  2. I do love plaid quilts...look forward to yours.

  3. I have not been a big bargello fan either but I agree that one is pretty nice.


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