Summer Days

Thanks to all of you who have purchased our Fox in a Box pattern, the response in the first two weeks of it’s release has been outstanding! A little boost to keep more patterns coming for you eager quilters!

Summer in Iowa arrived (Winter just went away; somehow we seem to have skipped Spring this year…) and with that is time spent outdoors, with family, and gardening and yard work! I have to share this photo of Trina’s lovely flowers, in a planter along the walk to her front door:

Trinas Flowers 1

Such a pretty combo.  My windowbox planters look pretty weak by comparison; which is why I’m not showing any photos of those here today.  We are in a “new to us” old house, and every day is a surprise with what blossoms in the flower beds.  Earlier this wintery Spring I was pleasantly surprised to find yellow irises blooming (so cheerful and pretty – they made my week!):

Yellow Irises

Our coming pattern features a flower theme, too – but I’m going to hold off another week or so before sharing photos of it… However, in keeping with the theme of sharing color variations of our patterns, I wanted to show you this One Big Cabin and Modern Fortune baby size quilt on display at Quilting Connection in Ames, Iowa:

Ames_OBCandMF

My husband and I happened to be in Ames last weekend and stopped in to pick up a quilt.  It was fun to walk in and see these hanging prominently at the front of the store.  The kit for their Modern Fortune quilt is very similar to our cover quilt, but the One Big Cabin kit offers yet another, more “woodsy” look:

Ames_OBC

Tomorrow is the last day of the 2nd Annual All Iowa Shop Hop… I made it to TWO shops this year (only to ONE last year!).  This year we had Iowa fabric available; I’m hoping it hasn’t all sold out as I am fairly certain I need to buy some — I am an Iowa native after all!

Until next week…

Happy Quilting,

Doris (& Trina)

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One thought on “Summer Days

  1. Enjoy your words and pictures, Doris. I bought 1/2 yard only of Iowa fabric. I may use it for potholders, I don’t know. I’ve enjoyed watching how all the Iowa shops used this special design. Last weekend, I purchased Juggling Summer fabrics from Heritage Design to make “Flip a Coin.” Now I have two sets of fabrics for that pattern. I need to get busy. However, today, I’m making a Block Party Studio Prayer Shawl for a dear friend who is retiring June 30. Back to my stitchin’. Keep up the good work. P.S. I saw the two samples at QC also :>)

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