I have to show off the goodies I got today in the mail! Brit (from Running Stitch) sent me this package today:

Trade Goodies!

For our book trade, Brit sent one of the Elm Creek Quilts books, The Quilter’s Legacy. I’ve not read any of them yet, but I’m very excited to check it out! Also in my package: a yummy candle, a very yummy loaf of zuchini bread (which I’m currently mowing down on) wrapped in a fabric tape measure! I’m going to have to work out these trades more often! Thanks Brit! :)
I (like many things around here lately) took a little break from working on quilting the wedding quilt the past few weeks. I was starting to feel burned out on it so I decided to give it a rest. Then, this week when I started to feel motivated to start it again, it got hot and muggy and not great for working on. Luckly, I live in Michigan, and the weather never stays the same for longer than a few days. I have big plans for big work while it’s cooler.
I really should plan my quilting better–only piece tops in the spring and summer, when you don’t have to hold a giant piece of cotton on your lap, and quilt in the fall and winter, when it’s nice to have a giant piece of cotton draped over you!
In the meantime, I’ve been working on a piecing project:
Bow-Tie Quilt

The pattern is technically called the “mini” bow-tie quilt, and it really is pretty tiny to piece. Each one of the blocks (with 4 bow ties in it) is about 5 inches square. I like piecing small projects and I figure, even if this project takes me years to do, it’s still one of those quilts that you can take with you in your bag and bring out whenever you’re stuck somewhere without anything else to do.

2 Thoughts on “Fun Mail

  1. Glad you like it! The zucchini bread is one of my best things!
    You are so right about quilting in the summer. talk about a sweaty endeavor! However quilting in the winter is totally cozy!
    Hope you like those books. I really enjoyed them.

  2. Don’t get me started on the weather in Michigan right now. It’s wreaking havoc on my chickens and that in turn wreaks havoc on my projects because I don’t have any time to do them. Your mini bow tie quilt will be gorgeous when it’s done.

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