I am making the Beachfront Cottage quilt from the July/August 2009 issue of Fons & Porters Love of Quilting magazine for a customer. She bought the kit, and I am putting it together and am going to hand-quilt it for her. It will finish to 93 x 105! She usually gives the quilts away that she has me make, but this one is for her, so I am pretty excited about it! :o)
I have the 21 red blocks done, and am almost done with the 21 blue blocks... I am planning on quilting a seashell design in the center of the blocks (probably this stencil HERE) to go with the Beachfront theme. If you enlarge the photo, you can see the seashells in the fabrics, including the background fabric... I like that it is a bit patriotic, too... :o)
We are expecting 5 to 8 inches of snow, tonight thru tomorrow (depending on which weather report you watch) and strong winds - fun, fun! Jim is a mechanic thru a contractor at the Caterpillar plant, and they also contract to do all the snow removal on the premises there, so I expect him to be at work until probably Friday... He has about a half-hour drive each way to work, so with all the blowing snow tomorrow, I wouldn't want him to try to drive home anyway... (We live in a very flat area in central Illinois...) If we get that much snow, I will post pics tomorrow... The kids are hoping they have a snow day from school, even tho they have only been back to school after Christmas break for 3 days! HA!
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