Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Patriotic Things

July 4th is coming on quick. I think some folks are planning on doing a little Patriotic decorating since there was a run on our Nantucket bunting and it is now sold out : (
As for our decorating, Polly's house is pretty much ready to go for July 4th - EVERY DAY. I will just put out some red, white, and blue quilts. I seem to have a stack of them : )

We received these in the mail yesterday. These were made by customers of the Calico Horse Quilt Shop in Redlands California. They are made with the free download - "Freedom is our Strength" pattern. It is available on our website and on Moda's website under the free patterns. These will be donated to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. This is Polly's favorite charity. Of course, these could also be made and donated to Quilts of Valor or your local veteran charity. Thanks everyone at the Calico Horse!!
Remember there is a contest this month at moda.fabricmatcher.com. All you have to do is use any Minick and Simpson fabric in your quilt and use the word "Freedom" in the name. Good luck!

Some of the dust has settled here and I found I could actually sew yesterday. Here is my block in progress.I will finish it today and send it along to Quiltmaker magazine. Look for it and lots of other blocks in a special issue that will be on the newsstands this fall.

And finally, I got an email yesterday from my sister-in-law Carolyn. Carolyn retired a couple of years ago and took up quilting. She said she is working on several projects this summer in the hopes of depleting her stash. Ummmmm..... should we tell her? "Carolyn, your stash might swell and shrink, but it will never be depleted." Welcome to the world of fabric hoarders.

Laurie

2 comments:

arlyce said...

Laurie, my daughter saw a segment on tv a few years ago on hoarders and told me that she thought that I was one, just that I only hoarded particular items. LOL. No matter how ruthless I get when I have no room for more, it seems that I have an ever growing amount of fabrics...Don't tell her, she'll learn that this is an incurable but not fatal condition. Arlyce

Anonymous said...

Laurie, You are correct about my stash...doesn't seem go away. It seems, the more I use, the more I find to add to it...ah well, slow learner here! Your new block is beautiful. Always enjoy your blog. Carolyn

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