Yes, I know it's been a while since I've blogged but I have some great excuses!
Excuse #1: We (Sue, Joyce, LeAnne (quilter) and I) got the Memories of Provence Block of the Month Version 1 in black done! It turned out fabulous and here is a picture of it.
This how the block of the month works:
It is offered through Open Gate to quilt shops only. They will then offer it either on the web or through their shop as a block of the month. It will start in their shop depending on their schedule and the availability of fabric (the fabric is due in shops some time this month.) There are 3 colorways that they can choose from or do their own fabrics. It is designed with a red, blue and black colorway. The above is the one done in black. There are two different versions of the quilt. Both versions use the same blocks and the same amount of fabric, it's just the finishing instructions that are different. You can decide which version that you want to make. Here is the second version:
Quilt shops: if you let me know that you are doing it and what color, I can forward on the information. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excuse #2: My parents are visiting for a week. Thankfully, they are more than helpful and I have kept them busy. Mom was ironing and cutting and dad was folding patterns, stuffing rulers and folding fat quarters. I am sure he is quite thrilled that I told everyone that he is folding fabric but when you come for a visit at this time of year, everyone works! He is an expert folder and we've never had such precisely folded fat quarters!! Another thing that he is great at is keeping Tillie busy. They have a mutual love society and Bill and I are afraid that she will be missing when they leave! (she may just jump in the van to go home with them!) Here is my dad holding the "Princess" as we call her. She thinks that he's her personal playmate and they play ball, go for walks and do lots of hanging out together.
Excuse #3: Quilt Expo in Madison, WI. We have been cutting, folding, packing and binding to get ready for the show. We set up the show tomorrow and it starts on Thursday. It goes until Saturday. We will be demoing the Fit to be Quarter ruler, will have new kits and some sale fabric. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hi. We would love to see you! After the show, we will have new items posted on the bundlesandbolts.com website. Make sure that you check them out.
Excuse #4: Quilts, quilts, quilts! I have been piecing, binding and working like crazy. A second version of the Block of the Month is done (red, version II) pieced by my friend Peggy and borders are being put on. Also, Monte Carlo and Echo are being done so those will be posted soon. It's so much fun to see the quilts develop with my new fabric. Will post more pictures as they are done.
So, hope you forgive me for my long absence and I can't guarantee that I will be back to being consistent but will try!