Happy Friday! Happy May Day! In the midst of all the activity, I stole enough time to finish my Amy Butler blue project. It’s a bonnie wee quilt with blocks based on the Scottish flag. There are lots of fun Union Jack projects out there but I thought a twist on the saltire was overdue. It’s a baby size quilt because I was dying to have a finished project in my hands that was mine to keep. It would look fabulous as a full size bed quilt, don’t you think?
Of course, I just finished reading Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching set of Discworld books so my head was full of the sound of the Wee Free Men and the constant outbursts of “Crivens!” as I put this one together. If you haven’t read Terry Pratchett’s books, and have even the slightest desire to read satire and humor in a fantastical world set on the backs of four elephants, who in turn are carried on the back of a giant turtle …well, just pick one and dive in. You can hardly go wrong, though I’m partial to any Discworld book with the witches or Death. Pratchett’s genius will be sorely missed though I am very grateful for the huge volume of work he has left behind. (Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg will be with me ’til I hear Death speaking in all caps.)The days have been unseasonably hot again. All the fans are running and I find myself wondering just how soon we’ll need to pull out the portable AC unit. Naturally, the cats can be found lounging in the early morning but disappear by 9 a.m. I even managed to grab a photo of Pete before he could work up the energy to greet me.As soon as I finish up the emergency sample sewing currently underway, I’ll be able to baste the AMH EPP and begin hand quilting. And I have a wonderful stack of Amy Butler and Jane Sassaman fabrics to play with as well. I’m looking forward to making room for all of that. And of course, sharing it all here with you.For now, you can find my Amy Butler voile pillow in the Summer issue of Stitch magazine (it made the cover!) and my Jane Sassaman pillow cover with big stitch quilting in Generation Q. Oh, and the Star Landing quilt from Jenean Morrison’s last line is in McCall’s Quick Quilting. Phew! Next week, I’ll be part of the Quiltmaker 100 Block blog tour. And after that, you won’t have to see me in any magazines until Fall.It’s coffee time for me. Lots to do and not enough time to do it. I’ll be back again soon with some color and creativity to share.
Have a wonderful weekend!