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Monday, October 1, 2018


This summer has been challenging emotionally for me. Working on the Island Batik project has helped me cope with the deterioration of my mother. Usually a very private person, I have had to tell people I work with that I have not been able to keep up with many of the projects that I have had to do. On September 6, my mother passed away. She had a wonderful life. Her and my father had the perfect marriage. He called her his "bride" for over 70 years. She will be missed terribly.

I'm sure many of you have wondered whether or not I have picked any winners that I said I would for all of the blogs related to this challenge. So I will make a quick announcement and give the winners here and email them. If I do not hear from any of them, I will pick new ones.

The first two winners from parts 1 and 2 won some batik fabric bundles. They are Kathleen McMusing and Quilter (she did not leave her name). Congratulations ladies.

The 3rd winner from the final part three is Deb Thuman. She won a fat 8th bundle and my Cutting Corners template set. Congratulations Deb!!!

I did play with some other ideas with this block. I wanted to see what I could design from just the flower tops. These are what I came up with. 

Then I thought about adding another block that was similar to the bottom of the flower.

And the third option was to make a smaller version of the original quilt that I could teach.

So what do you think? Are there any of these versions that you would like to do? I am having templates made of the flower tops so you don't need to make your own and if you don't want to paper piece you don't have to. Would you take this workshop?

Thanks for following me. The Summer Breeze pattern is now available in pdf or printed form now. If you order the printed form, you will get the freezer paper foundation sections to make the quilt. SUMMER BREEZE

Leaving town tomorrow to teach at the AQS show in Virginia Beach. I will mail the prizes when I get back. If you plan to be at the show, please look me up. I will be doing some demonstrations for my book and iQuilt video.

As always, do what you love and love what you do. Thanks for reading. Please feel free to share.