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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Drawing on the boarder

working on a baby quilt and now it's decision time ...
boarder quilting design

think I'll go with this big flower and funky vine design,
had the vine design all drawn out from another quilt
so it was easy enough just to free hand draw it right onto the quilt!



not sure how to quilt the center...
since it's a baby quilt and will get lots of use
think I'll just do a meander stitch 

Thursday, November 1, 2012



Just finished reading my copy sent from the publishers to read and review
(How exciting is That!!)...

Jennifer Chiaverini delivers another fabulous novel in the Elm Creek Quilt Series!

Without giving away too much....
Jennifer brings the Elm Creek Quilters and a few new characters
 together for a special "Quiltsgiving" quilt camp to make quilts for Project Linus,
as usual the Jennifer draws you into the book and make you part of the story.
Can't you just her Sylvia's voice!

Each camper at "Quiltsgiving" quilt camp is asked by Sylvia...
"Why do you give?"
With that one question the story unfolds 
and we learn about each camper and
what brought them to quilt camp.
We read how they form friendships and work towards a common
goal ~ to create their Giving Quilts for Project Linus

This has become my favorite Elm Creek novel...
but I say that after I finish each one of Jennifer's books!

If you are a reader, a quilter or just a gal who loves getting together
with other gal pals for a good cause (Project Linus)
You will LOVE this novel.

So grab a cup of tea, comfy chair and a quilt
and start reading "The Giving Quilt"!

Enjoy!