I've seen some Blog posts recently that I think are really great, and wanted to give you a heads up about them.
On FITF (Film in the Fridge) there is a fun variation of the Plus Block Ashley calls "Intersections." I really like this quilt design--cheerful, light and delightful! Check her tutorial for the pattern which was posted last November. I was really surprised about the construction of this block. I think it would be a great way to used a stack of 10" precuts. (I have one in the stash which was waiting for a project...)
There is also a Blog Hop in progress for the newly published book, The Modern Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters--A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously by Sherri Lynn Wood. Even better, Sherri is posting all the test quilts made for each chapter the book (there are lots of them) over the course of May.
My copy of the book came in the mail last week. It's amazing! I've just finished a quilt based on "Score #1" in the book. (I'll share it another post soon). The quilts are cut all "ruler-free" so it's guaranteed adventure. It's "Score #9" that I'm really itching to try!! The fabrics for that are all in a stack, ready to go! (See above).
Doll Update: The collection of dolls, of my own making and dolls purchased from Bamboletta, was over-crowding my out-of-dogs'-reach shelf. There is a sweet 3 year girl living next door who wears dresses more often than not. I saw her Mom the other day and asked if her daughter likes dolls. Turns out she LOVES them. So on a glorious sunny morning last week when the family was playing outdoors, I walked next door with Nellwyn. Her 6 year old brother intercepted me, asking if the doll was for his sister. I said it was. "Do you have one for me?" he asked. I told him I'd bring out a boy doll (one of the Bamboletta dolls) and if he liked him, it was his. He did! Both dolls are doing well. So much better to be loved by children than sitting on a shelf! His Mom tells me that her son takes his doll everywhere. I saw him carefully buckle the doll into their toy shopping cart the other day and he asked if I had any more clothes for him, so I know he's in good hands! Now that's a happy beginning!