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October Laundry List Post!

Hello all…

I decided to break up my post this month and just have a post for the linky party and explain how I didn’t meet any main goals this month! lol

And yet I am still happy about my progress!ย  Because there has been progress on each goal… and I can see how THIS month will now bring my first two goals to a FINISH!

First let me share about the Vintage Star Wall Hanging I am working on…ย 

I had hoped to finish all 12 stars for the quilt… but at present I have these 3 to go along with the 3 I showed last month…

I am using black calico fabrics from my stash for the large diamonds and fun vintage fabrics for the triangles at the center… These have been fussy cut to the right and left… but the one below is some precious fabric my friend Wendy sent me… it was just a fat quarters worth so I am using it sparingly… but I thought a little new with the older fabrics might be fun… what do you think???

Next is how well I am doing on READING!

I have spent several days we needed for traveling to different places this past month to get in some reading time… this month I have been reading Judy Martin’s book on making Log Cabin quilts ๐Ÿ™‚

This month I focused on color value and how to sort and store your strips once cut… This is a GREAT book if you want to make a log cabin that isn’t rumpley ๐Ÿ˜‰

Still working on…

My quilt history as a blog page addition to my blog… I have 4 of the 14 I have done/am doing documented… hopefully once I finish the Byrum Family Quilt more will get done on this project ๐Ÿ™‚

Byrum Family Quilt progress…

Here is most of the whole quilt…

I decided to start on the side blocks … the star blocks .. each one has a name and special fabrics picked for it… I am quilting each a little differently based on their design… instead of an overall design.ย  So far this is what I have…

And I saved the funnest block for last…

ย Here is a close up of the center of this block…

And once I finish these blocks it is off to the top then the bottom.. finally I will make it to the tulip corners then the border!ย  Yippee ๐Ÿ™‚

So then my goals for the upcoming month may now make a bit more sense…

If I can stay on track this month… by Thanksgiving I will have a full finish and a flimsy finish too!

Stay tuned to my quilty progress… ๐Ÿ™‚

Linking this progress for the month to My Laundry List Linky Party HERE!
also
Whooping with Sarah on my accomplishments this month a Confessions of a Fabric Addict Here!

Awesome Mail Alert with Product Initial Review!

Okay.. I know I have been laying a bit low and not blogging regularly as I usually do but I have something awesome to share today!!!ย  Happy mail arrived on my doorstep Tuesday in a plain brown wrapper! lol

I had to biggie size it so you could see it good! lol

I am MONGO excited about this GIFT!ย  Unexpected and dreamed of only before receiving in from my great friend Wendy in Australia!

How did she manage this??ย  All it said on the plain brown wrapper… sorry it got lost in the ripping open to get the treasured book out of it’s wrapping! ha :)… was from “fulfillment center”… but this is a BRAND NEW book.. and it is 128 pages of delicious instructions on making all different kinds of log cabin variations and learning how to do so ACCURATELY!

Anyway… let us look around a bit inside this book… none

Look At the opening page table of contents… WOWWEEE!

Not sure if you can make it all out but this book is CHOCK FULL of meaty goodness!ย  I am now ready in my quilting career for some meat! lol

You see, I was a pediatric and adult cardiac nurse for 20 years… I understand that you have to move slowly to absorb it all.. I am ready for this… are you ready for a meaty book like this… look at this eye candy!ย  Wouldn’t it be cool to make this stuff someday??ย  Wow!!!

Here is a great wall hanging idea I like from this book.. and what first attracted me to the style Judy Martin uses for making nice log cabin with variations as desired.. she herself has made many log cabin quilts and their variations…

I am now up to reading this MEATY book… and look what I will be thinking on today… the Value of Value ๐Ÿ™‚ย  She explains why pics in black and white show value so easily and she makes logical to a quilter kind of sense ๐Ÿ™‚

But oh the Eye Candy in this book… and the directions to make them or the resources to find the pattern are all listed in this great book!ย  LOVE THAT!!!!

And this is just a few of these nice heavyweight with a sheen paper back book has to offer.. I am in no way getting anything in return for this review… it is 100% my opinion ๐Ÿ˜‰

So how can you get one?ย  Check out her website here or go here directly to purchase the book.. or go to http://www.judymartin.com ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Again… nothing in it for me… just sharing how to get an EXCELLENT book!

So here is a project I would like to do soon and see how I like her pattern writing style (I think I am gonna like it… very methodical) starting with this border on an upcoming wall hanging I will be making …

ย This is now what I will collect for… and maybe in a couple years maybe I can make something this stupendous!

Bucket listed for now… and we shall see how soon it moves up the list with my skill level! lol

So thanks again Wendy for such a generous and awesome gift.ย  This is a classic book on Log Cabin quilts from 2007 in it’s 4th printing now… so I guess others like her style too.. hope you will check out all she has to offer at her website!

I am definitely WHOOPING this book as it will make me a better all around quilter with the knowledge it contains… so I am linking to Sarah’s Confessions of a Fabric Addict !

Have a blessed weekend!ย  Do something fun for yourself ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Pick out a book from your own library and share a review on it… would love to know what you all are reading to stay quilty! lol