Wow - talk about life getting in the way of normally scheduled events! Suffice it to say - I've been MIA for a bit since I got home from California. Hopefully things are settling down a bit and I'll be back to the more routine aspects of my daily life!
So here we are - week ?????? of our summer reading tour. As I was sitting here - in the dead heat and humidity of a Louisiana summer, I kept being drawn to those quilts that looked fresh - airy - and cool! And with that in mind - this week's book hit that very spot!
Home Sweet Quilt by Jill Finley is an absolutely delightful book. It's one of those kind of books that you buy just 'cause you have to - the cover quilt captivates you and says buy me - buy me - buy me - and you do! But when you discover the treasures hidden within - you are SO glad you gave in to that inner voice and did indeed buy the book!
From the cover quilt to these beauties stacked on a shelf:
including this cool melon colored Petal Pushers quilt -
and the lovely Shadow Blossom quilt (which - by the way - I could TOTALLY see making with various light blue prints only - making the blocks look like snowflakes!)
There's just not a quilt in this book that I would not want to make! And - ever so pleasing as well - Jill has added a few "quickie" projects like table runners, pillows, and my favorite - kitchen towels!
Recommendation? If you're in the market for something to quilt that's perky - airy - cool - summery - springy - and all around BEAUTIFUL - then run as quick as you can to your local quilt shop and pick up your own copy of "Home Sweet Quilt"! You'll be happy you did!!
Wow - has it been a week already since I returned home from Camp Watch-a-Patcher in sunny southern California? I guess it has - but I'm still in the "catching up" phase after being gone for a week. I had the BEST of times at camp - teaching all the campers how to make quilts from our Strip-Smart book
Camp was unbelievable! Just imagine a week full of classes - happy smiling and enthusiastic quilters - quilt fairies visiting you in the night - pajama parties - camp sing-a-longs every night - new friends taking you to the pacific ocean - eating fish tacos for the first time - walking the boardwalk at Newport beach - enjoying eating breakfast, lunch and dinners in gorgeous weather at the university's sidewalk cafe - fabulous trunk shows - dinner with fabulous new friends at the famous Santa Monica Seafood Company - having Otto the service dog in training at camp - watching our youngest camper (11 years old!!!) tackle the Fat Man's Squeeze quilt like a pro - the list could go on and on and on! And in addition to all of that - getting to spend time with other teachers that you see at market and other events - but are always too busy to spend quality time with - was one of the perks. Meeting other teachers for the first time and getting to marvel at their works of art was just as wonderful! Like I said - I could go on and on. But maybe a few pictures from that wonderful week would suffice, hmm?
What a week! Thank you - Camp Watch-a-Patcher staff - and campers - for the experience of a lifetime!