March 16, 2013

Happy National Quilting Day!

How are you celebrating?
 
Me?  More of the same.  Working on another Courthouse Steps quilt.
I think this is my favorite block ever. 


 And growing my stash a little. 

 
I have a serious dot problem.
 
I'm also gathering up quilts for a book signing/trunk show/play day at A & E Fabric, Variety & Craft Store in Pensacola next Saturday.  I'll be there from 10:00 to 1:00, or until they kick me out.  Don't laugh -- it's happened before.  I blogged about this magical place a long time ago here.  If you're within driving distance (or maybe have your own helicopter), I'd love for you to drop by and hang out with us.  The quilts from my new book will be on display, and I could use a little help deciding which fabrics to use for my next project.  Hope to see you there!
 
Kim

19 comments:

Laura said...

I have a dot problem too so I totally understand. My poor dot quilt has been sitting completely neglected for a year now *sniff*. Must make that a priority as soon as tax season is over.

Have fun at your book signing!

Stephanie said...

I keep my Lear Jet pilot on call 24/7 for these type of emergency trips! I'd love to be there. Have fun. LOVE DOTS and LOVE courthouse steps. Today I'm sewing a bag.

Debra said...

Happy World Wide Quilt Day! Love your contributions ;-)

Quilt Hollow said...

Quilting here today...stopped to take a break and some lunch. First though..check blog post and TA DA here you are! Woo Hoo!! She's quilting courthouse step blocks and in such pretty Spring colors!!! Okay...so I'll fire up my jet that I have on standby! (I wish)
When did you change your header? While I like this one...got to chime in that I miss kitty!!!!

Vivian said...

Love your courthouse steps blocks with the 30s fabrics, Kim. My favorite blocks are and will always be the traditional ones.
I'm celebrating the WWQDay by starting a new quilt--pieced variant log cabin blocks + applique. I really enjoy starting something different from what I've made before. This one fits that category.
Vive La Quilting!!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Happy quilting day! I'm sewing. :-) Love your courthouse steps blocks!

Lynn said...

Happy Quilting Day! I'm so excited, I got an email that your new book has shipped!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful courthouse steps Kim. We stayed in Pensecola a few weeks ago and I did not know about A & E. Next time I'm stopping. Have fun at your book signing.

Angie said...

Oh how I miss A & E - loved them when I lived in P'cola and they kept me sane when quilt stores were non-existant after Hurricane Katrina! Maybe I can sneak away next Saturday and come for a visit.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Hi Kim, I'm with you that is one of my favorite blocks to make. Just the plain old simple blocks. They are the best.
I love dots too. Can't get enough of them.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Karmen Sunshine said...

Got me thinking about visiting my brother in PCB just so I could pop by your book signing. Have a great time; I love the courthouse blocks.
Karmen

trish said...

Your courthouse steps are so pretty!! :o)

Thimbleanna said...

Your little courthouse steps are so cute! And your signing next week sounds like lots of fun -- sadly, my helicopter is in for maintenance this month. ;-D

brittany marie davis said...

I'm new to your blog, but what a great quilting blog you have! Lots of beautiful quilts!

Vickie E said...

oh my I won't be in Florida until Easter Sunday. I would have LOVED meeting you!

Carla said...

Another pretty quilt in the making, Kim. I just purchased Scrap-Basket Beauties for my quilt guild and know, after looking through it, that it will be very popular. (I hope that I can give it up!)

The Calico Quilter said...

Love the Courthouse Steps blocks - so fresh looking in 30's prints. Where you have a dot problem, with me it's stripes. I especially adore a sriped bias binding. I've bought striped fabric for a binding and then designed a quilt to go with it.

Mama Pea said...

I love your dots so much. What a great collection. Your fun 30's courthouse steps are awesome, too.

BTW, what part of FL are you in? My parents are in Ft. Myers. Would love to have you sign my books someday. :-) I have them all....

Trudi said...

It was a good day! first meeting of the East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild, here in the UK!