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So, I moved my sewing machine indoors and finished two more tops using a block suggested in Emilie Richards book “Sister’s Choice”. The blocks name? Sister’s Choice, of course. One of the characters said the block made a great baby quilt. I had to agree once I looked up the block. Now that the tops are done, I’m trying to decide what to applique on each one.
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Below is the quilt I was working on at Patrick AFB. I call this quilt Purple Lotus. I went outside my comfort zone on this one. I love bright colors, but I was a little unsure about the purple and lime green fabric. I have had this material for a while and I found myself wondering “what were you thinking when you bought this?” I have to admit I am quite pleased with the end result. Oh! And would you believe I found the perfect backing? Purple with tiny specks of lime green!
I found the material while visiting a wonderful and very friendly quilt shop called “The Quilt Place” in Rockledge, FL. Their store ad boasted of having 8,000 sq. ft. Oh it was! It was 8,000 sq. ft. of quilters’ heaven. It was jam packed full of bolts (10,000 or so), all the items a quilter needs or wants, a class room, and four long arms. Sigh! Dan had to run an errand and said he might be a while when he dropped me off. “Take your time” was my answer! After six plus months of no quilt shops, I needed a big quilt shop fix! Oh yea! I got it!
I was also a little sidetracked with my new camera. I got a Nikon D7000. I wanted to spend time reading up on all the new functions it offered and taking photos before we spent a week at Disney World.
Now I am trying to get caught up on e-mails, blogs, and photos while we spend a few weeks in Clermont, FL just west of Orlando. Winter season is over and the campground is very quiet. I am hoping to get some more quilting done as well.
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