Double Nine


Here's a quilt that I don't think I've ever taken a photo of, let alone talked about on the blog.  I started this one in Hawaii, using my uglies, as I called them.  These were the browns, beiges and purples that came in prints I didn't have a fondness for.  Most had come in fat quarter packs.  A few are fabrics that I did like.  I really enjoyed this pattern though and adding the triangles to set it all on point was amazing. 


I then brought it back from Hawaii and had it quilted at a shop in California.  This was before I knew about custom machine quilting.  I actually think it's quite nice and I hope it will appeal to someone, so I have it for sale in the Sisters Quilt Show this year.  One new thing they are doing is showing photos of the sale quilts ahead of time.  You still have to buy them on quilt show day, in person.  However, if anyone's interested in it and it doesn't sell at the show, I'd be happy to work out a deal.  Time will tell.

In other news, Lazy Gal Tonya is on a mission to have Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking reprinted.  This is my absolute favorite quilting book of all time, the very one I'd take to the proverbial desert island.  If you don't have a copy and aren't willing to pay upwards of $50 to $200 for one, head on over to Tonya's blog and leave her a comment.  She's going to take the case to the publisher to have it reprinted.  A grand idea if ever I heard one. 

I'm still busily hand quilting blue and yellow, now called "A few of my favorite things".  I'll post photos soon.  Meanwhile, have a great weekend and a very Happy Father's Day!