Saturday, September 25, 2010

My new pincushion and End of Day

The mailman brought me a special package today.
My pincushion I won from Pam Buda at Heartspun Quilts arrived.
And now it has taken up residence next to ole' faithful.  My clover pins that I use have blue and yellow glass heads, so they coordinate quite nicely!  The piece of antique hexagon quilt is nestled in an antique tin Ball jar lid.   I just adore it.
End of Day, block #9, is now available.  Just click the link button on the right.  We are getting down to the finish line.  There will be 12 blocks total, at least that is the present plan. 
I will be setting mine in a streak of lightning setting.  I am still not overly pleased with my navy fabric choice, so I will be at the shoppe tomorrow for SSQSG and will see if I can find something that makes me go WOW.

Today my daughter and I took the final step in publishing my Quilt Piecing 101 manual.  She is a graphic designer and will be laying it out and giving it a polished look.  I hope to have the first ones printed by mid October for my next beginners class.  Wish us luck as we embark on this new endeavor.                  


Elyte said...

Good luck with your manual Cheryl.
I don't mind the blue but I am looking forward to seeing what other options you come home with.

Denise said...

Thanks for this and all blocks and have good time for your daughter.

Anne-Mette said...

Thanks for your nice comment in my blog. I HAD to join your blog as reader - it is great. Those small patterns, beautiful photos and now and then a recipe. I like it that way.
Thanks for sharing those cute small blocks. Really makes me want to sew them all and luckily fall is here and that means lots of time inside the house the next many month :-).

Scattered Threads said...

Your blocks are beautiful Cheryl. Bestof luck on you manual.

eri said...

Hi! Thank you for SAL patterns. I haven't caught up yet, but made 5 blocks.
I used to make quilts almost 15 years ago, so I don't get used to new techniques. Now I can learn through making these small blocks.
I wish I could take your lessons but I live in Japan. I got to know your blog through Pleasantree. I'm one of her friends.
Here's a pic of my blocks. Thank you.

Stray Stitches said...

Just love your new pin cushion. I've been looking for patterns but haven't found one that knocks my socks off yet. I am now officially four block behind in the SAL! Where does the time go?!?