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Thank you for subscribing and reading Issue 4. Wow! four issues already! I have finally started my Swoon Quilt and made some progress on both of my Farmer's Wife Quilts.
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Hello Quilting Friends! Welcome to Issue 4 of The Daydreams of Quilts Post. The week went by quickly between this newsletter and the last. My two older kids had a four day weekend so we invited my parents to come out for a visit. They came out on Saturday and left on Sunday and we had a very nice time. On Sunday night I worked on my 1930s Farmer's Wife blocks and added to my growing collection. There is one more block but it hasn't been released yet in the Quilt Along so it's hidden away in my book. There are way more blocks than this that have been released in the quilt along but I am having trouble keeping up.
I got started on sewing a couple of sample quilts for two quilt patterns that I have designed and plan to release soon. Here's a nice healthy serving of scraps from one of the quilts for your viewing enjoyment. ;)
I finally started my Swoon Quilt after talking about starting it for years. After some of the intricate piecing in the Farmer's Wife blocks I feel confident that I can sew my Swoon Quilt without messing it up. I sewed three blocks on Thursday! I am using Camille Roskelley's original fabric choices to make what is now often called a "Classic Swoon" quilt. Below are the three blocks I have made so far.
These blocks will actually form the top row of the quilt with two inch sashing between them but I laid them out this way to get them all in the photo. I am so happy that I am finally working on this project. I've had the kit since 2011 I think? Crazy!
Last night I was feeling that my 1920s Farmer's Wife quilt has sat neglected long enough so I made four blocks for that quilt too. The four along the bottom are the blocks I made last night. The second from the left on the bottom is called "Birds in the Air" and although it is a lovely block and I have made it before (at the wrong size - this is my "re-started" Farmer's Wife Quilt) it was still a roadblock for me. All those tiny triangles! (These are six inch blocks) But now that I am past it I hope I can get a lot closer to the 80 to 100 blocks I need for a finished quilt top.
My Grandma passed away in October just before Canadian Thanksgiving. I inherited her milk glass collection so I've been playing around with a couple of pieces as photo props today. I have no idea what I'm going to sew with these charm packs but they look lovely in a milk glass basket.
I haven't found much of great interest on the Internet to share this week except for this one thing. Craft Industry Alliance published an interesting and helpful article on Cyber Bullying and Internet Trolls in the Craft Business. I so wish this never had to happen to any of us.
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