When driving anywhere near Southern Pines, NC, a stop at Linderella’s Quilt Works is an absolute must. The shop is bright, warm and inviting; this is a quilt shop at which you will want to spend time. Linderella was out of the shop setting up for a quilt show the day I stopped by. Mr. Linderella was left in charge of the rotary cutter. He was extremely pleasant and as knowledgeable as anyone when it comes to patterns, fabric choices and the latest quilting notion. Did you know Moda produces a red rotary cutting mat and the story behind it? He does. Thank you to Aby Dolinger for recommending this shop, it was definitely worth the trip.
Yesterday I wrote about the Table Tiles Quilt-A-Long with Aby Dolinger and today I was having lunch with Aby. Who is it that said “What a difference a day makes?”. Arriving at the Dolinger home I was greeted with two doorbells. One for the house and another for the studio. What a great idea! As one would expect, Aby is knee deep in quilts – preparing for her local guild show at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens the first weekend in October. A trip to Fayetteville, NC, would not be complete without a trip to Loving Stitches. Located dangerously close to Aby’s home, the shop is large and bright and “Knot” your ordinary quilt shop. First time visitors are invited to select a knot of fabric from a cute display located at the register. The clearance area had a great fabric that will work as backings for the Stars of Valor quilts being made for our Garden Club veterans. There was a drizzling rain all day, but the sun was shining brightly in my heart.
Two members of Garden Club are not my friends on social media so I feel safe reporting on their Quilt of Valor. The fabric arrived on Saturday and I’ve been busy cutting half-square triangles and 2 1/2″ squares for Stars of Valor. These two members are military veterans that we will wrap with a quilt in early 2015.
Aby Dolinger is hosting another QAL; this time for her Table Tiles table runner published in McCall’s Quick Quilts October/November 2014 edition. I’ll be quilting along with black, white and gray fabrics. If some of the fabric looks familiar, I purchased some of this at a guild fundraiser. Thanks to whomever donated this great bundle.
Aby Dolinger sponsored a Quilt-A-Long (QAL) this summer titled Slant Six. The final clue to this mystery was revealed on September 1st and this is my finished product. Participants were free to add, or not add, borders to their finished quilt. In the end, I decided to cut my borders on a slant to coordinate with the name of the quilt. What do you think?
These are some projects I’m working on in September 2014. Included are string blocks, in progress, for Wild Child. This and That – Do The Twist – went with me to camp but did not get finished. All the blocks are done now, just need to get rows pinned and stitched. Also in progress, Summer 2014 QAL, Love Notes and Sweet Annie. The last one is something I saw on Etsy and thought it would be a good way to use of some of my excess blocks.