Another month almost gone for this year, and another quilt almost completed.

The Fat Quarter Quilt top is complete, and ready for layering and quilting. Quilting daughter, Stephanie, was visiting this week when I brought the backing fabric home.  She pointed out that the fabric didn’t really “go” with the quilt top, and I had to admit that I agreed.

However, sometimes that happens.  When I visited several quilt shops this week, I was unable to find just the right fabric.  And, since the fabric is for the back, I decided that “less than perfect” was ok.

It seemed like a better choice than having the quilt go unfinished until I could find the perfect fabric.

The best news was that she liked the quilt, and was surprised at my color choices.  Occasionally mom does good.

Our webinar last night was fun and full of great information about hand quilting, including information about tools you need to make your hand quilting easier and more fun.

If you missed the webinar, you can still get resources for making your hand quilting easier and more fun.  There will be a CD recording of the Conversation as well as a DVD showing details of the tools for hand quilting, including thimbles, needles, hoops, and more.

This week’s news also includes a brand new feature.  Each week we will now highlight one member’s quilt or quilts.

That way, you can get some great ideas for your quilts as well as see other beginning quilters’ work.  More advanced quilters are invited to send pictures of their quilts, too.

Chris Nigh sent in her picture of a t-shirt quilt.  This quilt was done with several Harley Davidson t-shirts using a pattern from one of their groups.

I love the way the t-shirt panels are separated so you get smaller pieces that look so much more interesting than big squares.

Information about sending your picture and story in are on the webpage.

This week begins Penny’s Postcard Posse’s Thanksgiving Roundup, and you’ll find all of the details in our online newsletter.

Here’s the list of what’s available this week:

  • The Crowfoot Quilt Block

    The Crowfoot Quilt Block

    Update on the Fat Quarter Quilt

  • Information about the Hand Quilting Webinar
  • Featured Member Quilt
  • m. mouse birthday special surprise
  • Tips – Threads for your Quilts
  • Penny’s Postcard Posse Thanksgiving Roundup
  • Featured Quilt Block Video – The Crowfoot
  • September’s Free Quilt Block Patterns

It’s all right here for you:

Happy Quilting!