Good-Bye Idaho

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Today I am wrapping up my vacation in Idaho. I have had such a wonderful time. I got to meet my bestie’s baby girl, play with her son, and take my daughter on a boat ride for the first time.

We did so much with the time we had here. I helped Mrs. L learn how to use her new walking foot, bought the backing for the quilt she is making her son (my birthday gift to him), showed her the quilt I made for her daughter’s first birthday (check out this post to see it), and relaxed and recharged my batteries.  We decided that we need to start getting together like this at least 2 times per year. Once at her house and once at mine.  That way we are both doing the same amount of driving AND we get to see each other more often.

Some “quilting” did actually get accomplished while I was here – we pin basted Mrs. L’s first quilt! We ended up trying 2 different backings – the first one was a few inches too short, and the second one was too, luckily we had a brand new seam ripper sitting nearby and we were able to “make it work” as Tim Gunn would say.

 

Dr. Seuss Quilt

When I get back home I have to get my block for Block Swap Adventures into the mail – it has been done for awhile but for some reason it hasn’t made it to the post office yet.  I also have to write up a Christmas block tutorial for the Christmas Quilt-Along going on over at Quilting Gallery.

Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along and Super Deals for QuiltersI have a lot of fun ideas up my sleeve, the two that are topping my list are both paper pieced. One is my “Old Snowflake” block. I really love how it turned out and I think it is a beautiful seasonal block.

Old Snowflake for CeLynn

What do you think? Would you like to learn how to make this block? Is there another Christmas block you are dieing to figure out that you think I should do instead?

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6 Responses to Good-Bye Idaho

  1. It looks as though your little one had a blast out on the boat. Your block is wonderful and I would love a tutorial on how to make it.

  2. Debbe says:

    What a great adventure. I’ve been known to ‘trim up my boarders to make a backing fit.

  3. Lisa L. says:

    SO sad to see you go, but so very glad that you came!! Thank you for all of the help! It was so much fun!! 🙂

  4. Carolann says:

    Yes, I would love to learn to make your beautiful snowflake block! Looking forward to your blog!

  5. VickiT says:

    I really like the Snowflake block. It’s very pretty. I’ve followed you over from the other blog although I was one of the quiet followers over there.

  6. I really hope you decided to go with this block! Look forward to make it this week. Best wishes Mona in Norway.

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