More than usual, I think. The store I work for, American Quilting in Orem, Utah is part of the Wasatch Front shop hop mid-way through June. And I get to make 3 new quilts for the store before then. And I’d better get a jump on them now because I will soon have twice as many kids at home all day.
I am so excited for my first little project because I get to use the above Jelly Roll and Honey Bun! American Jane. I know, I’m so lucky. I think I’ll make one for myself in the process.
Next, I’m doing a quilt with a bunch of Amy Butler fabric. I know! Working with cool fabric that I didn’t even have to pay for. Some how I didn’t get a picture of the third pile, but it’s a more traditional, summery-looking table topper from this issue of APQ.
(I started writing this post and realized I didn’t have the picture, but I’m too lazy to go take one, wait for it to load, etc. because the kids will be home from school any minute.)
But I will show you this pile. These blocks are from the Block-of-the-Month quilt at American Quilting. We are finishing-up next month (and currently taking sign-ups for next year’s quilt that starts in July, if you’re in Utah and you’re interested.) Do you like my Dresden Plate? I feel so cool since these blocks are suddenly everywhere. But I really want to make one that looks like Vanessa’s or Sherri’s with bright, retro looking colors. Mmm.
And speaking of sign-ups for this year’s BOM here is a conversation that one of my co-workers had with a woman who called for information. The quilt is always a mystery quilt, but Amy, the owner and designer, always gives a theme. (And the quilt always turns out amazing.) This year was Americana, last year was spring, year before was winter, etc. So here is my co-worker, Gloria’s conversation:
Gloria: “Well, it’s always a mystery quilt, but this year the theme is a garden theme with a more primitive motif.”
Lady-on-the-phone: (after a long pause) “You mean . . . like . . . dinosaurs?”