Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July Newsletter

A Bit About Life:
Happy 4th of July to all USA friends! What a beautiful summer this is turning out to be. In southeast Idaho, we have had steady rain for about 2 weeks! The weather has finally turned and the sun is shining. Our resevoirs are full to overflowing and we ARE thankful for that! We have needed rain for the past few years.

My daughter and family will be coming to spend a few days. Our plans are to go to Glacier Park tomorrow if all goes well. DH works up that direction and said it is beautiful and wants us to see it as well. I am excited to do that!

I have been watching my other daughter's kids the past couple of days. My almost 10 year old grandson challenged me to a rematch of Monopoly. Sorry to say, I beat his socks off AGAIN!! We'll see if he wants a rematch today or wants to move on to another game.

Last month I showed you a picture of the unfinihsed Log Cabin quilt and had intentions of completing the quilting and make pillow shams. I am happy to say I finished!! I got it done just in time for my husbands birthday on the 13th of June. You can see how it turned out below.

A few months back, I mentioned that I was making a birthday present for my daughter. She will be here and I will give her the gift so I can post it here. If she sees it before she gets here.... oh well... It is a pattern from Kim Diehl entitled Every Heart Beats True. I scaled the pattern down to be used as a table topper. My daughter loves Americana decor and I thought this would be perfect for her kitchen table. What do you think?

Quilting Views and Tips:

I saw the cutest wall hanging. It was of some appliqued aprons. They were done in 1930's fabrics and then embelished with buttons, ric rac, yo-yo's, etc. It was so darn cute! I have been working on my own version. I'll let you see what I come up with.

I have also been thinking of a full size sampler quilt only done in miniature. I'm thinking of about 3 inch finished blocks. Somehow, the "lttle" stuff really appeals to me. I love to do paper piecing which allows these tiny miniatures to be so precise! Again, I'll show you what I come up with.

I have almost finished a set of embroidered herbs. My plans are to make quilt blocks and use the six inch embroidered blocks as the center of each quilt block.

It seems that I always have something mulling around through my mind. I love it when the plan actually comes together!!

New Patterns:

I have the August element for the Month after Month wall hanging ready. I call it Sunny Sunflower. What would August be without a Sunflower. You can purchase the pattern from my website by clicking HERE.


I need to announce that my website - QuiltingForLess.com will probably come to end sometime next month. It has been a long uphill climb and a lot of hard work. It has been fun but "fun" doesn't pay the bills. I will continue to send out the Block of the Month patterns to those who have signed my guestbook. I love developing new patterns and will more than likely have a new Block of the Month for 2010. I will continue my blog and my online qult group.

Block of the Month:

The number 7 block will be going out soon! I cannot believe that we are over half way done with this Beautiful in Black series. I hope that you enjoy the July block. Here is what it will look like.

I enjoy your comments and the friendship that only a quilting community can bring.

Blessings to all,