Before I get to the show and tell, do you watch Jimmy Kimmel? If you’re a basketball fan you’ll love his monologue because he thinks Gonzaga is a mythical place. Haha! He says he only hears about this fake university once a year during March Madness! It is very funny!!!
Let’s look at Bullseye Quilts first.
Sylvia made two quilts. Here’s the first one.
And then she made quilt #2 with what was created in the first quilt. If you recall, the first circle you cut out the back was the light background piece and after that the circles were dark again. I think this is very clever – she pieced her foundation square and used that white circle first. What a great job, Sylvia!
Tina W. swapped blocks with a friend to get a very scrappy look and then they did some more for the serpentine border.
And then there’s Harvey – he has been a very popular project, hasn’t he? If you haven’t ordered Little Harvey, you can do so for $5. Both sizes of Harvey are $10. Send check or cash to our address below our photo and if you could please send an address label, you’ll make our life so much easier.
Lisa Z made a plaid Harvey years ago and hangs him up each spring.
Twyla made her Harvey with mens’ shirts – love it!
From Lynn, a Big Harvey made years ago and hand quilted! Wow!
And now for some reviews – Connie loves Kim Diehl and can’t wait to keep her thoughts and notes in this journal book.
And there are recipes included which Connie also loves, me not so much – haha! Her top three picks to make are My Best Apple Pie, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins and Mini Breakfast Quiches. I can be her taste tester!
I have not forgotten my color inspiration post but I think I’ll just post one as it happens. Such as this cover quilt by Pat Sloan called Hello, Spring. I would really love to stop and make this to hang outside but I’ll have to settle for making it in my mind.
Here are my fabric picks – a pale yellow background with dark celery green leaves and shades of pink, coral and red for the pieced tulips. I think it’s a gorgeous palette, don’t you?
And the Martingale quiltalong making the shoofly sampler from Quirky Little Quilts – here is Connie’s stack of fabrics! I wonder if she’d let me copy her. I stuck with traditional Civil War fabrics which will look right in my house but now I wish I’d been braver.
And we have a decision about the Goat Gazettes. If you would like to receive 2-3 sample issues, send $12.00 to Country Threads. This includes the cost of the manilla envelope and postage. Depending on how many pages in the issues we will send at least two and possibly a blank greeting card as well. Some issues are less than the normal 20 pages so we’d include another issue or cards or something! We would love it if you’d send a mailing label with your order. If we get lots of these orders we may have to limit shipping to once a week just because it will be spring and we’ll both have much outside work to do. Is that fair? You’ll probably have yard work to do as well! I think spring is really here!