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Check Off One

Today was the postmark deadline for the Alliance for American Quilt’s annual contest. The theme this year was “Alliances: People, Patterns, Passion”.  When I heard the theme, I thought of the Pearls of Wisdom piece that I made for the Quilt Art’s 15th birthday. It fit the theme so well, but it was 15 inches square and needed to be 16 inches square. So, I trimmed it to 14 inches and added an inch of batting on each side. I then pulled out some of the batiks used in the hands and fused a border. I don’t usually like borders, but I think this looks ok.

I got to the post office at 4:45 pm. But, I made it!!

On Saturday night, we had a collaborative dinner with some friends. I made dessert. It was so yummy — a gingerbread and pear upside down cake.

In between baking and other quilting, I am plugging away at the river piece. Stitching the bridges in place is very tedious.

I hope you are checking in on the Twelve by Twelve blog. We are taking turns talking about our chapters and asking questions. The answers left in the comments section will give you a chance for winning our book, which keeps getting wonderful reviews. We discovered today that Target is carrying the book and we are #4 on Amazon’s quilting books.

4 Responses to “Check Off One”

  1. jenclair says:

    You do such a great job of incorporating movement…even in the border!

  2. Sheila says:

    I think this design benefits greatly from a border. I hope it makes it in.

  3. Diane D. says:

    Many congrats on the book’s success – I’m not at all surprised!

  4. Jeannie says:

    I do not have a huge sweet tooth, but that gingerbread/pear upside down cake looks so yummy and two of my favorite flavors! I have always liked the pearls of wisdom piece and the border really looks wonderful. Congrats on all the wonderful reviews on the book.