Do you know who Pat Knoechel is? Well if you don’t, she’s Eleanor Burns’ sister, and she did a presentation at our Guild meeting last night. She was very personable and fun, and showed us some beautiful quilts.
I think almost everyone in the room purchased a copy of “Quilts from El’s Kitchen”, including yours truly.
This is the quilt made with all the blocks from the book. The photo above shows a variation that can be make from one of the blocks.
Another variation of the main quilt. There are many different variations of color ways and border treatments in the book, AND there’s a recipe to go with each block! It was a very enjoyable presentation, with Pat even demonstrating how simple it is to make many of the blocks. I know there will be a quilt like this is my future.
Does anyone remember the Stay At Home Robin that we did several months ago? Well, mine didn’t quite get finished. I still need to do an applique border, which I have actually planned on paper. And then a braid border.
I like the colors of this so much, that I’m also crocheting an afghan in the same colors.
A couple of months ago, I won a gift card to Mad About Patchwork from Kelli’s blog. I visited their website several times before I placed my order, and I finally decided on some yummy threads. What did I notice when they arrived?
Your guessed it – they’re the same colors! I didn’t even realize it when I ordered. Now I think I need to add another border to my quilt, to incorporate some embroidery. Or maybe I’ll just work some into the applique border. What do you think?
Instead of sitting in my car crocheting on said afghan today, I drove around and took pictures of some of the flowering trees in the neighborhood.
Okay, and maybe a few weeds. Does anyone know what this is? it was on a very tall stalk out in a weed patch. I couldn’t get very close to it.
And now I must get to stitching for FNWF. It’s time for the next step of the baby quilt that I’m making for a co-worker.
Have a wonderful weekend, and be kind. Sunny