I figured, technically, it was work, not pleasure,
so I could squeeze out some time for it.
GAWD, I'm glad I did!!
It turned out to be just the stress relief I needed.
Kristy sent me a copy of her pattern to test,
saying "just do one or two blocks".
So I dutifully did.
And then made a few more because I liked the way it looked
and thought, here's a great baby quilt!
And then made a few more, thinking, here's a great picnic quilt.
And then made a few more,
because, really, I wanted a big 'ol lap quilt
(seriously, who's taking a picnic now that it's almost winter?).
So here's what mine ended up looking like
I love Kristy's quilt in that wonderful jelly roll assortment of colors,
but I really like the simplicity of my two tone.
Just so's ya know,
this ain't no Ohio State University quilt.
It just so happens that red Painter's Canvas and Kona Coal
look really good together.
So, how do you get your hot little hands on this fabulous pattern you ask?
Head on over to Kristy's etsy shop and purchase either the PDF or the paper copy.
leave a comment for me about your favorite stress reliever.
Cuz' I'm giving away to one lucky person a PDF copy of the
Index quilt pattern!!
How awesome is that!
Hop along on the blog hop and check out how the other pattern testers
did with this great pattern (they're also giving away a copy of the pattern)
Here's the schedule:
1. I love the smell of Autumn. There's something about the autumn air; its crisper, with the hint of wood smoke and frost, and give it time, a tease of snow to come. The only seasonal smell that is as pungent is blooming lilacs in the spring, and that's only when you are near them. Autumn can be smelled EVERYWHERE!
2. I love the taste of Autumn. Its when we start baking apple pies, and maccaroni and cheese from scratch, and tomato soup and grilled grilled cheese. And bread, yeasty warm bread. Fresh out of the oven (or in this case, rising). After a long hot summer when you didn't want to even look at an oven, all we want to do now is have something baking or simmering or roasting.
3. I love the feel of Autumn. Sweaters and jeans in the day, piles of quilts in the evenings. 'Nuff said.
(pictures of new quilt to come soon)
4. I love the sound of Autumn. Rustling leaves, honking migrating geese, childern jumping into piles of leaves. Neighbors chatting over the fence while tidying up the yard.
5. I love the sights of Autumn. All those fall festivals (how many Octoberfests can one metropolitan city have??), blue skies, fog on the river in the morning, clearer skies at night to see the stars. And those leaves, those beautiful changing leaves.