Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Country Threads ~ River Town

IMG_0473 I haven’t been getting much sewing done the last few months between company and gardening I have been too busy to sit at the machine.  Summer is winding down and the days are getting shorter though and I am finding a little more time in the evenings to sit and piece a few projects.  I am about 4 months behind on my ABC for Ewe and Me BOM, but have found those blocks quick to do so I should be able to catch up before long.  Right now though I have been enjoying working on my River Town blocks.  I am so glad I had put it all together in a plastic box so it was easy to pick up where I left off.  I just had an email from Country Threads saying that they are planning to retire and close up shop so I thought it would be fitting to work on getting this done.  I had the pleasure a few years ago of meeting Connie in person at a quilt show in Des Moines and had a fun evening dining and chatting with this talented quilter. 

IMG_0474 I recently placed a nice size order for some fabrics that I think will work nicely in these blocks.  Those squares come out to 3/4” finished.  I made it all a little stream lined by strip piecing the sections and then cutting them.


IMG_0476About a year ago I ordered a lot of patterns from Country Threads when they were having a clearance sale and I am so glad I did.  They will also be having sales as they wind down and get ready to retire so be sure to check them out.

This project is coming along nicely as I spend about an hour or two in the evening while listening to Bonnie Hunters Quiltville Quilt Cam on my Kindle while I sew.  It feels like I am sewing with a friend and sometimes more than one.  She is handy with the tech gadgets and is able to read messages from other followers while she is working and chatting.  It is so fun to see what others are working on too.  Now I need to figure out how to post my projects to her.  I learn so much from all the different inputs and it is quite inspiring.  I have lots of Quilt Cams to catch up on since I didn’t realize she was doing this.  It’s a lot of fun! 

Looking forward to fall and winter now with so many fun projects to work on!

Keep growing and sewing!