Thursday, May 24, 2012

Katherine Christensen from Sorrento, Florida showed me her quilt today.  It's from my  Stars on a Tin Roof pattern.  Katherine made her quilt 15 blocks to accommodate a bed in her home.....It turned out lovely Katherine.  Thanks for sharing!

Good afternoon everyone!

First an apology for not writing sooner than today!  No excuses other than the ones everyone hears all the time........busy, busy, busy!
I do want to congratulate all of you on getting your blocks back to me on time!  And, to let you know that 552 quarter blocks were received!  I was astounded by the response and can't wait to show you what YOU have all done.
Because of the large number of blocks, pictures have been taken of all of them.....but, haven't been posted because of a time thing.  Everyone's name has been recorded and because the blocks were sent back in quarters your sections might not be in just one everyone's name will go on each of the quilt labels on the back.
Right now, 5 quilts have been sewn together, kinda sorta...strips have been made with the blocks, and today I've started sewing them together. 
It does look like I will be needing one more machine quilter's.........if you know of one that would like to donate her time to quilting for this project, please let me know.  
As soon as the quilts are returned to me and bound I will get pictures of all of them up on my website.  Each quilt will look a little different and be quite large from the look of things. 
Thanks again for your help with this special "Block Party 2012" project.
I'll be back in touch with more news soon.
Hugs, Lynda

PS The above block is only one way these quarter sections will be sewn together.  

Friday, May 18, 2012

A wonderful quilt for her son....

How exciting to get a picture from Rori Jensen today!  Here's a picture of her son's new quilt and what she said,

Hello Lynda,

I finished the graduation quilt for my son and presented it to him yesterday and posted pictures on my Facebook page.  He is graduating from San Diego State University today and we are so proud. 

I used the V-block ruler from Deb Tucker, for the stars,  and it worked beautifully.  I needed to add two rows to make it longer and I added some more connector blocks.  I am very pleased with the results and thank you for creating a wonderful pattern.  I can't wait to get started on the other patterns I have purchased from you.

He is graduating with a Social Science degree from San Diego State with a goal of teaching high school History, Economics, US Government and Geography.  I used Civil War Reproduction fabrics as that is is favorite time in history.

Thanks again,

This quilt is called They'll be Coming Around the Mountain.  I love that you used tools that made this easy to make, that you added additional rows to make it special for him and especially love the look on his face.  A job well done Mom!  Congratulations to your son and I can just imagine how proud you are of him.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Wonderful Visit

Not long ago I posted on face book that I had met a wonderful gal who is a true primitive lover like so many of us that hang around together.  Margaret came across the waters and chose to come visit with me while her husband was here on business.  We had a delightful time talking about quilting, antiques, our children and of course our grand children as well.

Thanks Margaret...I look forward to another visit the next time you are in town.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Good Morning,

of California
for being the back door friends
birthday winner for April
Nancy has chosen Grampa's Saw Mill pattern as her free one.

Remember, if it's your birthday month you get 25% 
off on all the patterns you order!
BUT, you have to be in the Back Door Friends Pattern Club
to receive this offer.
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