Our July started, technically, on June 28, when my stepson Justus and his beautiful bride Kelli were married. My hub's family swarmed our house and garden (they're tons of fun), and my mother was present, too, with her ever-helpful hands and her artist's eye: "Tell me about that beautiful quilt underneath the one with that awful squirrel!" She actually thought they were different quilts! (okay, she didn't say "awful", but that's what I heard.)
She was right, as she always is. Over the weekend we hopped over to a friend's vintage quilt shop, where I found several fabrics salvaged from the "Laura Ashley '80s" in the soft sea/sage green I had needed, but had not been able to find among today's fabric lines. Shortly after the wedding hoopla had become a happy memory, I had ripped out that panel and whipped up a bunch more squares for my Paducah Nine-Patch. Here is the result:
July was also packed with volunteering at a special summer school program for "at-risk" kids (grades 3-4) in our community. After 3 weeks, I was sad to say goodbye, and wanted to make quilts for all of them! (which is silly. What I really wanted was to spend more time with them).
Instead, I have been planning a quilt for another bride, the daughter of some friends at church who bought my silent auction item, "make a queen size quilt, $300" as a wedding gift. I directed the bride-to-be to Pinterest, and she shared her admiration for this amazing spiderweb quilt. My, what good taste she has. This is one of the most stunning quilts of the highly accomplished modern quilt artist who blogs at Nifty Quilts!
here) and dug into my scrap bins:
I hope she likes turquoise! Her wedding is next weekend. I've got some sewing to do!