This is the book I’m talking about – Start With Strips, 13 Colorful Quilts from 2-1/2″ Strips by Susan Ache and published by Martingale.
We both bought this book without talking to one another – great minds, etc. Connie returned from Florida with this quilt top.
It’s one of those quilts that has to be put up on a design wall to make the connecting blocks the same color. Kind of pain but the results are worth it. Here it is in the book called Double Date.
I was at the grocery store today and happened to see the new issue of American Patchwork and Quilting and the cover quilt really caught my eye. Here it is:
I turned to the page where the quilt was called Summertime.
And guess who the designer is – Susan Ache!
I guess I like her style, huh? Here’s another from her book, called Train Tracks that I just love! Since I have no time to sew, I make these in my mind.
I also love to set up and take photos – today I picked some peonies and moved them around for pictures. I think I’ll get some prints and make a few cards.
I love peonies but they’re so short lived.
If you made Connie’s Rhubarb Muffins, did you like them?
Is anyone out there going to participate in Moda’s Blockheads II this year? I printed out the first block in hopes I’d find time to make one.
There was a comment awhile back that said something like “everybody in Iowa works that hard” and it’s true. I’m not the only person who mows all the time. Everybody who lives in the country does. It’s the easiest way to control weeds. It’s impossible to pull all the weeds but I can sit on a mower and cut them off. If you could look at the farm places around me, you’d see that each one is nicely mowed. Don’t think I’m working above and beyond what’s normal when it comes to mowing – we all do it!
And now the grass has dried off enough to hit the mower so I’ll talk to you tomorrow.