It's been a busy few days. On Saturday I finished the James River Blues re-do using the indigos from Paula's new collection, Indigos and Claret. This collection will be available around the beginning of September, so watch for it at your local quilt shop. Also check here for some other new quilts and mini-quilts featuring this collection over the next few weeks.
I spent Sunday folding the fabric and assembling the Fall Mystery Block of the Week kits. Thank you Outlander, Season 1 - Part 1, specifically Sam Heughan, the fine, handsome Scot that plays Jamie Fraser, for getting me through this project! There's something to be said for a man in a kilt, but that's another blog post! (Fact: my grandfather fought WWI in a kilt, as a Sergeant in the Fifth Battalion: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Fifty First Highland Division). Sorry no picture of him or Sam, but here's a picture of the pretty fabric (Latimer Farms) that you will find in the kit.
Monday was organize the orders. This involved Paula having to open every order that came in for a BOW kit and then emailing me the order, the packing slip and the shipping label. These are the things that running a business and keeping inventory in 2 different states involve!
Tuesday was shipping day. Rumor has it, I have a kitchen table somewhere under all of these boxes! My wonderful postal woman, Hope, picked them all up on Tuesday afternoon and they should be in your hands by the end of the week.
Now, if you haven't ordered your kit yet, there's still time and I still have some kits left. We won't be starting with the directions until Monday, September 5th. Remember, you will need to come to the blog at the beginning of each week for 10 weeks starting on Sept. 5th for your weekly directions - 9 blocks and 1 week for finishing. Click here if you would like to order a Fall Mystery Block of the Week kit: BOW kit.
It was too hard to watch/concentrate on Sam/Outlander Season 1 - Part 2 while I was doing the shipping, so I finished it while working on a re-do of Regimental Stars. We have wanted to remake this quilt for a while, but didn't have the right gold and blue for the set-in triangles and sashing and finally we found them with fabrics from Paula's Companions collection and Latimer Farms!! YAY!!! The blocks themselves weren't a problem because it's basically what we call an "inventory" quilt - Paula shops the warehouse!! It's a perfect pattern for using up some of your stash. This quilt will go to Market and Festival and we will have kits available on our website around that time also. The pattern is currently available on our website: Regimental Stars
Here's a sneak peek of the quilt!
The beginning of August was also a big shipping time. That time it was patterns to participating shops for the Latimer Farms BOM program. It's hard to believe that it is already half over. Working with the Latimer Farms fabric for the Mystery BOW kit reminded me that we have complete kits and 108" wide backing fabric available for the Latimer Farms quilt. Check our website for details. Latimer Farms BOM kit
We would like to thank everyone for the compliments and kind remarks about our Latimer Farms quilt. Paula is already designing and planning our next one!!
Peter and I are heading to Louisville tomorrow to visit the newlyweds - daughter #1 and son-in-law, so sewing will be put on hold for the weekend. Come Monday afternoon, I will be back at work on Regimental Stars so I can get it off to the quilters. Then it time to dive into the bin for the next quilt project! You'll have to check back and see what's up next.
Until then, happy quilting,