Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Some more neat-o's!

When I had the idea to write my "Neat-o" post a few days back, I was overwhelmed by the number of things I had to share all of a sudden. Even with everything I wrote about, I knew I was forgetting a few things! Which is just as well because that grew to be a way-too-bloated post as it is ...

Here is an addendum to my previous post, if you will ... 3 more neat-o's to add to my collection!

First, every March the team over at the Stitchin' Heaven Howdy blog hosts a Tribute to Male Quilters. I was so excited to be asked by Nicole to be featured again alongside some really talented men, including Ryan, Charlie, Gene, Matt, Greg, and many more. Here's the post in case you want to check it out. Thanks again, Nicole & the Stitchin' Heaven team!

Second, I received a really nice email from Jan, who blogs at Another Hatchett Job about my Split Nine-Patch pattern from the Moda Bake Shop. Her aunt has been sewing her whole life, but only recently started quilting and has become a huge fan of the patterns featured on the MBS. She's already made two quilts from my pattern!! Wow, I am flattered. Though her aunt doesn't blog, Jan has posted pictures of the quilts here. (That's one of them shown above.) Thanks for letting me know, Jan!

Finally, I was reading a book with my daughter yesterday in a doctor's office waiting room when I came across this charming little illustration of a quilty quail family. Isn't it great? Of course, I love that the whole family, including Papa Quail, is in on the act. It's taken from an Ed Emberley ABC alphabet book. Just wanted to share it with y'all!

Have you had any neat-o moments recently? I'd love to hear about it. Trust me, it's fun to share!


  1. What a fabulous book! I love how crafts are secretly popped into kids books sometimes.

    That is one pretty quilt! Love the colours.

  2. that book kills me, Ed is one of my favorite authors. I love quilts so much...maybe a quail mini quilt is in order!

  3. That quilt is beautiful (I just went and checked out the blog and the other one is too), and I would absolutely love to own that book! Just another thing to add to my list when hunting at the thrift store.

  4. Oh my gosh! I just spent WAY too much time on your blog!! I stumbled across it from p.s. I quilt, and have been sitting at the computer FOREVER! You have some FANTASTIC stuff on here! I'm very new to quilting, and some of your tutorials make it look so easy! I want to try them all! :)