Today’s blog post is a collection of items I think you’ll find interesting.

  1. First up is announcing the winner of a magazine. I drew the name of Patti H. from those who commented “Done” for August’s Block of the Month, “Bronco’s Star.” Congratulations, Patti!

2. You Tube, or rather the quilters on You Tube, are often my companions as I sew. This week I learned how to make a simple basket from four 10″ squares! Check out the tutorial by Sew Can She. This project was quick, fun, and easy. I am pretty sure you have some squares leftover from a layer cake or coordinating scraps that are begging to be used. My basket will contain a gift for a quilting friend.

3. After confessing to you my list of scrap projects and my propensity for trying out new designs prior to finishing works in progress, I felt I should pour some energy into finishing at least one of the quilts. Here is “Narransett Blues,” designed by Bonnie K. Hunter and published in her book, More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. If only I can assemble all 17 columns this week, I can take them on retreat next week and sew the numbered columns together. It is a good thing I snapped this photo; upon scrutiny I see that there is a problem with column 10. Do you see it? It’s time to employ the seam ripper!

4. Have you tried your hand at English Paper Piecing? I’m not an expert, but know the basics, so I’m teaching an “Intro to EPP” at Sew There! Quilts and More in Angier, NC this Saturday from 10 to 1. If you live locally, why not join us!

Happy Quilting – and remember to work on “Ribbon Star,” the Sisters Block of the Month for September – Aby

4 thoughts on “Potpourri

  1. Hmmm. I have the Bonnie Hunter book you mention and I recently rediscovered a baggie full of cream 2 1/2″ squares. Might be just the project to use a lot of them. I’m thinking I’ll use green for the larger pieces since my stash of greens is out of control!

  2. When Caroline first introduced the fabric basket using 10 inch squares I was so impressed I made several — added handles to a couple to use as Easter and Halloween treat bags. I saved the squares for potholders! Definitely a win-win project for me ♥

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