Hello! It's me sharing a new blog post with the world. It's been over a year since I've posted here, so let's see if I remember how to do this. I'm definitely very rusty!
Last fall I completed this quilt and took some pictures of it on a beautiful autumn day. It just seemed to glow in the sunlight under our Tulip Poplar tree.
I had purchased this blue fabric many, many years ago at The Quilt Company. One of my favorite places on planet Earth was the batik room. I purchased the pack of 10" squares on clearance for around $15. Then several years later at their going-out-of-business sale I bought probably 4 yards of the brownish/greenish and blue fabric which I chose to coordinate with the 10" squares. It is an unusual combination, but it had all of the shades of blue and matched perfectly. I held onto it for even a few years more until I had just the right project in mind in 2022.
I had one more pad of the Cake Mix Recipe papers from Miss Rosie's quilt Co. stashed away also. I cut 10" squares with the yardage that I bought and stitched them up. After arranging them many different ways, this star block came out the winner. Perfect!
There are 20 star blocks in this quilt. Something new that I tried on this project is quilting with Glide thread at the suggestion of Sarah at The Little Foot Quilt Shoppe. She carries it there, so I picked up a spool. I loved the results! The little bit of sheen it gives is so pretty. I've purchased a few more colors since then. In the bobbin I've used my OmniThread in a color that matches as close as I can get. They work very well together. The edge-to-edge quilt design is called Fresco.
While I have no use for another quilt, I think I'll have to hold on to this one for a while, maybe forever. It reminds me of the batik room where I found so many beautiful fabrics that inspired me and how much I learned from Karen at The Quilt Company over the years.
Chi Chi's restaurant is another place that is gone and never coming back. Does anyone else still mourn that loss? My husband agrees. I'll never eat another Cancun (seafood enchilada) from there again which makes me a little sad. I'm sure there are other delicious recipes being prepared out in the world, but it just holds some memories of good meals shared with special people.
Thank you for reading! Now that I remember how to blog, I'm going to be doing it more often. Please come back soon for more quilty inspiration!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!