If you are a National Quilting Association member, you will recognize this as the cover of the Summer Issue of the Quilting Quarterly, the member magazine. If you are not a member, please accept my invitation to go to the NQA web site at www.nqaquilts.org to see how to join!
The reason I was so excited to see this particular issue is that inside it is this.
This is my Blue Skies and Sunshine quilt and pattern in this issue of the QQ. This quilt is based on the traditional Jacob's Ladder block with a 4-patch border in my favorite colors -- Blue and Yellow! The name came from the fact that every time I worked on this quilt I kept humming the song about blue skies and sunshine which is what we normally have in Arizona! To me, this is a happy quilt.
Here it is on my bed. It makes me smile!
It looks nice draped over this old pew, too. The old pew is from the church I grew up in. I was lucky enough to get one when the church bought new ones.
This quilt has back art, too. I'll show you that when I do blog about the back art on Jeff's quilt.
Next week I'll be at the 42nd NQA Quilt Show in Columbus, OH. If you are going look for me in the Membership Booth or Registration Booth or on Friday morning demonstrating half square triangles in the Medley. If you are a member, I will also be at the annual meeting. If you are not a member, we can take care of that, too, since I'm the Member Services Chairperson for the NQA. Hope to see you there -- I'm so excited I can hardly sit still!
Until next time,