RugAlong Step 2

Please look at pages 4 and 5 in your rug book and follow along on the chapter called “warping the frame” on the dvd.

This week we will warp your frame. The warp strips can be any old strips because they won’t show. You might see a tiny bit of the warp if it’s a totally different color than your twining strips however when you walk on the rug, the rows get pressed tightly together.

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New Books

Who doesn’t love new quilt books? The good folks at Martingale publish the most beautiful quilt books!! Bar none!

Sunday Best Quilts by Sherri McConnell and Corey Yoder.

I loved the premise of this book – each quilter made a quilt in the following themes: favorite star quilts, scrappy quilts, red and white quilts, Christmas quilts, pineapple quilts, and courthouse step quilts. What a fun exercise and the quilts were each very different and sometimes they were similar.

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America For Me

Jan came through for you guys! She has America For Me ready for you to buy and not only that – she has a kit! There are some wonderful new wovens out there besides some really nice navies. You might plan on using your red, white, and blue fabric collection. I know I could make several quilts with mine. I think this link will take you to Jan’s site to purchase the pattern and/or kits.

www.janpatekquilts.com

And someone asked to see a picture of my quilt again. I could only stand to throw it on the fence and take one picture since the heat index was over 100 at the time!

Isn’t it just wonderful? My dark fabrics are fading but then so am I – ha! In this heat I’m really fading. When you open the door it’s like stepping into a furnace! Chores in this heat are miserable – just as bad as when it’s 25 below zero. Hard, very hard!

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