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September 9, 2008

Running at full speed

OUR KIDS ARE ALL IN SCHOOL!!!! Did you hear the cries of joy from where you live? Where we live, our kids went back to school, with a staggered entry, right after the September long weekend. We LOVE our kids, and we have had 9 years of being stay-at-home (and working) mom’s. But this year, our two youngest kids are in school full time. Cori and I have always said “imagine what we will be able to do when we have the whole day to ourselves.” And so far, we are getting a lot done with this new found freedom.

There is so much to talk about, that I think it will take several entries for me to accomplish it all. But here is a start.

Cori is finishing up work on our fall catalogs for our distributors. We have added at least 8 new patterns, which are all very unique, and very different from each other. We will love to see what you think of them.

And if Mr. Schaefer is wondering what I was so frantically writing out math equations for during my daughters Tae Kwon Do class, it was for this quilt.

I have been back at the sewing machine, and running through spools of thread. Cori and I have had a collection of Joel Dewberry fabric on hand for a few months, and we were unsure what we wanted to create with it. I was thinking of new intricate blocks, and very modern layouts, when suddenly, it was clear, we were going to go back to the basics. Sometimes as designers we are so concerned about creating ‘new – never seen before’ blocks, that we forget about some of our old favorites. This is a basic log cabin, created to use the new large prints that are now on the market. I fussy-cut out the center block, which is 4″, and then added the chunky 2″ logs all around…and so we have named it our ‘Chunky Log Cabin’ . And if I keep on the pressure, and get it finished, it will be one of our new fall releases.

Talk to you soon,

3 Comments leave one →
  1. dot permalink
    September 10, 2008 12:07 am

    Love that quilt.

  2. nicolette permalink
    September 10, 2008 7:06 am

    Love the colours and the log-cabins! Good luck with all the new to release patterns!

  3. Jean permalink
    September 15, 2008 1:00 am

    Great quilt! I can see it with Japanese prints and maybe a Crane picture as the fuzzy cut center piece! I love so many different types of fabrics… it’s hard to stop with just one idea!Keep up the good work! Oh, and did you cry when the last one went to school? I cried when the first and the last (we have 4) went to school. Not sure if it was sadness or joy… but then I cry at everything! LoL. Enjoy all the time you have, before you know it they will be graduated!

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