Monday, September 27, 2010

A Finish… or Two…

Finally… this Aunt Grace Circle of Friends sample is finished (pieced not quilted) and ready to hang at the shop.  It took much longer than I’d have liked for it to… but it’s done and that’s all that matters.

Aunt Grace 005

I didn’t put ‘Grace’ in the corner blocks (sorry but I don’t like her)… and I didn’t put 5 leaves on the flower stems… it just seemed to be too busy.  I’ll look at it while it’s hanging and decide if I want to add another one or two but for now - this is done!

Back in mid-March I mentioned that I was designing a quilt for a shop hop.  I sent a preliminary pattern out earlier in the summer so that the shop owners could get their quilts made up.  My good friend Dawn Marie (from up in Maine) used that set of directions and made up a test sample to check out the details for me – Thank You Dawn Marie!! 

In the mean time I purchased a better software program that allows me to more easily edit and place pictures and text where I want.  The pattern had to be divided into 8 pages – one page will be handed out at each shop… visit all 8 shops to get the complete pattern.  Each shop will make the quilt up in what ever fabric line they choose – I can’t wait to see how different they all will look.  After some redrawing and reworking of this that and the other… I sent the completed pattern off last week.  Man it sure felt good to have that done! 

I’ll be going up and helping to work the Massachusetts Shop Hop up at Southampton Quilts (the shop I use to work at)… so if you are in Western MA October 15, 16, 17 - you may want to hop along.  I can’t wait to see everyone!


Anonymous said...

I love that quilt!

KASEYSMOM65 said...

Can't wait to see you and your quilt!!! The bosses have kept it locked in a vault somewhere under 24 hour guard.

Anonymous said...

give me a jingle if you have time.

Maybe I can hop up to the shop to see your quilt too.


smiledarlin said...

This sure is purty!!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing you at the Shop Hop!!

Lori said...

I "test drove" a pattern for a friend. The quilt was great, I was given no directions when I started except "at least two fabrics with good contrast". It was fun to sew without a picture and see how it turned out!