Some GOODIES came in the mail recently. This summer business is keeping me away from the computer (not counting the instant Netflix playing while I prep thousands of circles…). So, a few things to show you and celebrate.
First, I participated in the Spring Fling Round Robin 3 and received a colorful, gorgeous quilt:
Naturally, the photo does not capture the bright, cheery nature of this quilt. I want to thank Lil, Kate and Margaret for working so hard on my quilt. I have to especially thank Lil because my center square was lost on its way to Luxembourg and I was in a time crunch at the time. Lil made a new center block for me along with doing the first border. Thanks so very much to everyone! Please note the circles in this quilt for future reference…
Speaking of circles, I fell in love with Anne Perry’s Jelly Beans quilt which won an award at this year’s Sydney quilt show. It is just such a festive quilt and I’ve always loved quilts with circles. And I love Anne’s border fabric. EDITED TO ADD: Sarah points out that Anne’s quilt was made in a class with Australian teacher and designer Sue Cody.
So, um, I ordered a little bit:
It’s Jennifer Paganelli’s Patsy fabric from her Mod Girls collection. I found it on sale at Fabric Shack. And the next day or so, I saw that Hancock’s of Paducah had it at an even better price… Hmm, now I want this print in another color or so.
We’ve also added to our summer reading via mail. I see that one of the books is missing and must have gone off to art camp today:
The cover of the Calpurnia Tate book is luminous! I think it’s my favorite book cover in the house. The book that went to art camp is called Any Which Wall and I’ve been told that I HAVE TO read it. However, I’m to the part of Olive Kitteridge that is making me sad. That would be to the middle of the book. Because now it is half over and that’s when I generally get sad in any good book.
But then I got happy when something came from Amitie:
Oh yes, two months’ worth of BOM, that is! I keep wanting to call it the sweet tea block of the month though. And I hear that in my head with a southern US accent. I’d better get it straight.
I have a rather longish post coming up on the subject of circles. I have been embedded in circles this week and have been documenting the process because it has been a lovely round of trouble-shooting and problem solving. Well, not that there have been troubles or problems, but it feels like I’ve been tiptoe-ing around some very narrow seam allowance. I’ll share that with you tomorrow.
I leave you with a couple of photos of the child we have dubbed Summer Kid doing what summer kids do: