Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Guess what? I received an email from my quilt history idol, Barbara Brackman, asking for permission to use photos of three of my blocks from the Civil War Quilt Flickr group in her upcoming book based on the Civil War Quilt blog quilt. Can I just say – yes, yes, and yes!!!! I signed the permission form and returned it to her just as quickly as I could. What an honor! And what a wonderful way to sell books! I will buy one as soon as it’s available, of course.
I’ve been cutting out cornerstones for the sashing of the CW quilt, along with working on the second batch of the Just Takes 2 blocks, and pin-basting the 12 Days of Christmas quilt. (Be sure to click on the 12 Days of Christmas link to see the Flickr group photos of all the different wonderful variations of the quilt made by others.) I planned on doing the Free Motion Quilting Challenge as well but I haven’t even worked on the first lesson! Maybe after some major practice, I can use the free-motion leaf motif from the first lesson on my 12 Days quilt. We’ll see how well the practice goes first.