Next Monday we will look at drafting a pattern on graph paper. If you want to join us, please purchase a pad of 1/4″ graph paper – 4 squares per inch and a sharp pencil. We will start with something very easy.
Janice B. in Michigan drafted the feathered circles on her own. Here is her sample block.
It looks perfect to me! Bev sold 32 books after I posted her address. I know others of you are working on this quilt. Show us your work!
Have you seen the Puppy Bowl commercial with the chicken who plays the Star Spangled Banner on a toy piano? My chickens are slow, I tell you! I have the xylophone hanging on the wall but I’m going to move it and spread cat food on the keys. Ha! I’ll let you know if they suddenly become musical. Don’t judge, folks – it’s a long winter here in North Iowa.
I went to a meeting last weekend about proposed bills regarding animal cruelty laws in Iowa. I am appalled and ashamed to tell you that Iowa ranks 49th, only Kentucky is worse. The commercial livestock industry in Iowa is afraid if laws are more humane to companion animals, it will eventually affect their commercial livestock operations. I can hardly talk about it, as you can imagine. If you’re an Iowan reading this, please ask your senator and representative to support the bills making animal cruelty a felony.