Carol writes, "Here
is my completed quilt. I finished it right after we did the baskets as I
needed to get on to other projects. After seeing the gorgeous color
combos and prints you all have picked, I was a bit mad at myself for
going plain. But once it was together, I really like the results and
think I like the back the best!! I have really enjoyed this project and
have learned soooo much, thanks to Leah and Josh and all of you. Can't
wait to see the rest of the finished quilts!"
"Thank you Leah and Josh Day for a superb quilt along. There were so
many 'firsts' for me - first house block, basket, disappearing nine
patch, FMQ straight lines, spirals and circles, joining the blocks ...
I've learned such a lot and loved being part of this group which has been
so supportive and inspiring.
"I only started patchwork in 2013 so don't have a stash
but used left overs from the projects I'd completed last year. The
batting is polyester. I used Isacord thread in the top and a cotton
Mettler thread in the bobbin. I now have 2 Gidget tables, love the
quilting gloves and the supreme slider. I started the blocks on a
Bernette 25 then upgraded to an Elna Excellence 760."
Deborah writes, "Thanks so much Leah Day and Josh Day for the great tutorial videos! I started my BBQA in April, finished
today 11/24/14. I used material I purchased from JoAnn Fabrics in
Cincinnati Ohio, Sulky 100% Viscose Thread (green#1177)."
It's still crunch time and I'm ridiculously busy trying to prepare for our Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale and get the Dancing Butterfly Quilt Pattern ready to launch. Yesterday I just couldn't stay on the computer another minute. I plopped down on the couch with an old unfinished project and enjoyed a few hours of relaxing hand binding.
I used Susan Brubaker Knapp's method to bind the quilt with a mitered facing that results in a really beautiful finish on the front of any art quilt. Click Here to find her instructions.
Yes, I'm horribly addicted to Arrow, a super hero series featuring men who like to take their shirts off an awful lot (not that I'm complaining) and women who are either super good or super bad. It's just as fun as Torchwood and Dr. Who, so if you like those shows you'll probably like Arrow too!
So that's it for my lazy Sunday! Today I'm back on the computer and STILL uploading videos for Dancing Butterfly. At least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel - only 9 videos to go!