Sophie: Catching Up with all of you.
A hideous allergy season in Santa Fe on top of some demanding work and health challenges has left me out of the loop. I woke up early–way too early–this morning, so I’m playing a little catch-up with all of you.
First, welcome BETH who not only is joining the Block Lotto this month, but is leading our session! You are a brave woman to make the leap from lurker to leader and volunteer in one fell swoop. For those that are having problems finding the May post, I edited the date so that it now appears to have been published on May 1 and also added the link on the At-a-Glance page.
Congratulations to the April WINNERS, Kristen and Karen. I am a little behind on the end-of-the-month tasks, but will be sending follow-up email to both today and the mailing info to everyone soon after. Stay tuned.
And … because I think we all appreciate a little eye-candy, as I mentioned to Beth in email, I can’t believe this month’s block never occurred to me, since I made (and love) this quilt. It might give you a setting idea …
The Variation Rail blocks in this quilt are a little larger at 7 1/2 inch square–I started with 3-inch squares because I had some 3 inch strips cut from assorted plaid flannels. It made for a cuddly quilt that was especially appreciated when I was without heat for 5 days during the coldest part of what was mostly a non-winter here.
The exterior shots were taken in the house where I was living when it was made: it’s best feature was a 1000 square foot studio.
I remember how much fun it was to quilt. I put long, continuous feathers in the white bars and melon shapes in the plaid squares.