Here’s the back I’m working on. No guarantees that the finished product will look anything like this–in fact, I’m not sure if I like this or not!
Here’s the front:
Info on Josef and Annie Albers (Josef’s work on the left, Annie on the right)
What I’m reading:
Chances Are by Richard Russo
A Pilgrimage to Eternity by Timothy Egan
What I’m listening to:
Milk Street (food podcast)
Simple. Handmade. Everyday. (crafting/cozy home podcast)
The Argument (politics podcast)
Old Time Fiddle Tunes playlist on Spotify (perfect for this time of year!)
See you next time!
Kate’s quilt–the back, so far:
I think I ended up posting this picture of Kate’s quilt top last time, but here we go again:
Messing around with fabric:
Listen to Vicki here:
Listen to Stephanie here:
Listen to Stephanie interview Heidi Parkes here:
Another podcast, which I think I’ve mentioned more than once, though not in this ep:
Simple Handmade Everyday
The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger
a new book coming out on Tuesday, October 8!
Except I meant to post this last Wednesday!
Might add a few things in a bit …Here’s my quilt in progress:
Minimal show notes:
Can’t make this quilt work out!
This isn’t right …
And this isn’t right …
Maybe this, with one more little star? I don’t know.
Mostly I’m just ready to be done.
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
See you next time!
Here are the quilts I talked about in this episode:
Riley Blake Challenge Quilt
Dorothy’s Pinwheel Quilt
A close-up on the quilting, while the quilting was still in progress:
The back of the quilt, which is my favorite part:
The quilt I’m making for my friend. Can’t figure out quite what I’m doing, but I’m interested …
Books I mentioned (with a mangling of titles and authors):
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert MacFarlane
See you soon!
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Okay, here are some pix of the quilts I talk about:
Best in Show: “Smile” by By Leanne Chahley, Stephanie Ruyle, Felicity Ronaghan, Kari Vojtechovsky, Melissa Ritchie, Diane Stanley, Marci Debetaz, Debbie Jeske, Karen Foster, Hillary Goodwin
“Double-Edged Love” by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
“My Brother’s Jeans” by Melissa Averinos
“Going Up” by Stephanie Skardal
“Separated” by Val Lubereck
“Carolinas” by Terry Peart
“Passage #3” by Carson Converse
“Line After Line: by Michelle Settle
“Briar Rose” by Patty Dudek
“Weave” by Susan Slusser Clay
“Random Hexagons by the Block” by Catherine Redford
“But, Was that Me?” by Heidi Parkes
Sorry for the clicking noises in this episode–for some reason I kept tapping on my recorder. Don’t know why, but I know that it’s irritating.
Stuff I’m working on:
Handquilting the Pinwheel quilt:
“Springtime in the Rockies (Detail):
The picture that inspired me, from Southern Quilts:
Pictures from Glencoe Mill and Village:
Joe Cunningham video:
by Mary Kerr Southern Quilts
by Roderick Kiracofe Unconventional and Unexpected: American Quilts Under the Radar 1950-2000
by Janet Catherine Berlo and Patricia Cox Crews. Wild by Design: Two Hundred Years of Innovation and Artistry in American Quilts
Talk to you next time!
I finished a quilt top in December–a fun pinwheel that was simple, straightforward, and won’t take years and years to quilt. That’s my kind of quilt.
Good news! “Sit-In” is going to QuiltCon in February!
Books: My friend Barbara recommended a book I thoroughly enjoyed:
Meet You at the Museum by Anne Youngson. It’s charming, funny, sometimes sad, and well worth reading. Favorite Christmas novel: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. Best book I’ve read in ages!
If you’re looking for a good time, join the Quiltfiction Club over on Facebook. It’s Quiltfiction’s closed group, and we’re having fun telling stories, sharing quilts and recipes, and making friends.
Happy New Year, everyone!
What? Two Off-Kilter Quilt podcasts in less than a week? Well, this one is a repeat of an episode I posted over on Quiltfiction, but just in case you didn’t hear there, you can hear it here!
So here’s the deal:
A week or so ago I had the opportunity to talk to Marie about the upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie based on her book,
The Second Sister. The movie is called “Christmas Everlasting” and it airs November 24 at 8 p.m. Joining us in our conversation is renowned quilting teacher and tool designer Deb Tucker, who designed a quilt to commemorate the big event. Such fun to talk to these amazing women!
To celebrate the premiere of “Christmas Everlasting,” I’m doing an extra special giveaway. See below for details about how you can win copies of
The Second Sister, Birds in the Air, and Margaret Goes Modern!
RSVP to Marie’s Watch Party
here! You’ll receive some fun recipes and Deb’s quilt pattern when you do.
The party will be held on
Marie’s author page on Facebook.
Check out the Hallmark Hall of Fame page for “Christmas Everlasting”
Visit Deb Tucker
at Studio 180 Design!
If your LQS is interested in hosting a Marie Bostwick experience, contact the good folks at
Island Batik fabrics. Check out this blog post about the “Just in Time” blog hop they did in October.
And now … a giveaway!
To celebrate the premiere of “Christmas Everlasting” we’re giving away three bundles of three books in a drawing on November 24th at 8 p.m (Eastern). Three people will get paperback copies of Marie Bostwick’s
The Second Sister, as well as Birds in the Air and Margaret Goes Modern, by me, Frances O’Roark Dowell. If you win and already have the books (thanks!), just let us know and we’ll send your books to a friend of your choosing (in North America!).
To enter, go to Quiltfiction’s Giveaway Page!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy my interview with Marie and Deb. See you at the party on Saturday!
Will I ever finish quilting Crown of Thorns? I keep thinking that I’m done, but I’m not. Sigh.
The quilting could not be any simpler than it is:
An interesting article on quilts and copyright:
My eco-dyed fabric:
Travis got a haircut!
My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley (finished–liked it!)
Impossible Owls by Brian Phillips (reading it now–essays–amazing!)
My block for the Triangle MQG’s charity quilt:
Wall basting with Christa Watson!
If you haven’t heard enough from me here, head over to the Just Wanna Quilt website and download my interview with the fantastic Elizabeth Townsend Gard, 4-star General in the Quilt Army.
Are you listening to the Quiltfiction podcast? It’s big fun:
Vicki’s always doing something interesting over at
My Creative Corner 3. Her latest project is an online zine,
Our Creative Soul.
Books I’m Reading and/or Have Read Recently
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women an d Why It Matters by Amy Boyd Rioux
The Lido by Libby Page
Fewer, Better Things by Glenn Adamson
If you’re looking for a good monthly quilt newsletter, I recommend
Quilt Journalist Tells All by Meg Cox. Sign up via her website: http://megcox.com/
See you next time! xo
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The quilt I’m playing around with:
Crown of Thorns on the Floor!
My pillowcase from the
Latifah Saafir class:
Travis Before and After
Just Wanna Quilt podcast:
Lots of great interviews here! The one I mention is Mary Fons and Tula Pink, but Pam of
Hip to Be a Square and The Stitch Show is also a featured guest!
Books I’ve read (or re-read) recently:
The Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
What Alice Forgot by Luanne Moriarity
Are you listening to
“Friendship Album, 1933” on the Quiltfiction podcast? Give it a try!
See you next time!