It’s been one year since we closed the quilt shop so Connie invited us all for a party. She always scheduled a “first day of winter” breakfast but it got cancelled many times due to bad weather so the party got moved to fall/Halloween/shop closing anniversary instead. From left around the table is Jan, Pam, Connie, Kay, Lori, Joann,Mandy and Dawn. It was fun catching up with everybody, hearing what they’re busy doing, kids’ news, grandkids, new ventures, jobs, and “just think what we were doing last year” conversations. After our delicious meal we all went to Mandy’s shop, Farm Chick Quilts, on Main Street in Garner.
I thought I would have Sections 8,9 and 10 of Gypsy Wife completed to show you but as I started laying out my blocks, I find that I’m missing several of them. I have them checked off as being made but I have misplaced them. Do I keep searching for them or simply remake them which would probably be quicker.
For those of you joining the Rug Along in January, have you started cutting 2″ strips? Please do not use denim or wool for your first rug. Your 2″ warp strips can be most anything not stretchy like knit. It doesn’t even have to all match. Ugly quilting fabric, sheets, lightweight washable fabric is best. Do not cut a heavyweight fabric for warp. Warp strips are the strips that go from nail to nail on the frame. If you have your rug book already, please read pages 1 and 2.
Just 8 more small quilts to make for the book