If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Monday, April 23, 2018

What's Up 4.23.18

Good Morning and a congratulation to Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge on their new son. Such a sweet family, the children are so cute.

We had a good slow rain this weekend with no severe weather, which is odd. We have not had a tornado since last October here in Oklahoma. In fact California which never had that many before have had 5 already this season. I don't know but maybe global warming could be a factor.

So while inside I worked on the Kith and Kin top.

Was able to get two more blocks completed

This makes 6 completed and which mean that I have 3 more to do. Went ahead and cut them out but instead of putting them up on the wall like I usually do, I put them up on the portable design wall.

The wall has the Vintage Garden quilt up and I plan to keep it there until I have the border finished.

This has scallops around each block and also all around the outside edge.

Now the directions I have are a copy from the book, never had the book. But the directions I have say nothing about how to go about finishing the border. I went ahead and did the 3 on the right but when it came to how to go about the scallop on the outer edge I'm not that confident on how to go about it. Seeing how I purchased this BOM 10 years ago I know there is no way to get more fabric and I would hate to cut and make a mistake. I would be in a pickle.

So I went and ordered the book, that goodness it was still available and not at a inflated price.

Not like the book I would like to find of Blackbird Designs,
I have quite a few of their books, love their patterns.
The one I would love to get is no longer in print and that is

In Full Bloom 

If someone out there has this book and would like to sell, trade or would love to work something out
Please let me know.
Email is samspalace2@hotmail.com

 I would make it worth your effort.

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  1. I got a lot of BB Designs books but not that one. I hope someone out there has it for you. It's frustrating to have an idea in mind and no way to bring it about. The scallop borders between your Vintage Garden Quilt blocks is a sweet addition.

  2. I have "When the Cold Wind Blows" by BB's. I love those patterns and am hoping to make a couple blocks if my hands cooperate...Your quilt is just lovely...hugs, Julierose

  3. Your applique quilt is so pretty.

  4. Congrats on the stitching time and the stash busting. I love your rainbow star quilt. Happy stitching!

  5. Always a joy to visit your blog and be inspired by your projects.

  6. Your Blackbird Designs quilt is so pretty - and I wouldn't know how to do those scallops either. Glad you were able to get the book. I don't have the other book you are looking for, or I would give it to you. I have a UFO of their design - Birds of a Feather. It's waiting for me to finish it. Thanks for linking with Design Wall Monday, I apprecaite you. Judy

  7. Hope you find the book you are looking for. Glad you were able to find the one with the current project pattern in it. Looks like a finish is imminent there.


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