Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Savanna's Quilt Part 1

One of life’s great joys is girlfriends. 27 years ago I met my two best friends, Jennifer and Kristen. We had all just had our first babies and met in a Mother-Baby class. The class started with 8 mothers, 8 babies and 1 nurse. Now 3 of us mothers still meet each week for a lunch we call Baby Day. We have 7 kids aged 23 to 27. Our first grandchild was born to Kristen’s daughter Jenny on January 27, 2008. Jenny named her Savanna Marie.

Now, there is no better way to celebrate a new baby, than a baby quilt. And, as I’m still trying to finish up UFO’s, I designed this baby quilt around a set of appliquéd heart blocks given to me by another friend, Leanna Brunsell. I alternated the heart blocks with a scrappy old block called Thrifty. The last inspiration was a quilt I saw on eBay that had a nifty, easy Dental Molding border. Add it all together and Savanna’s Quilt was born. I have turned the project into a free quilt pattern! The pattern will be in three parts. Click on Savanna, Part 1, the Thrifty block, to download the first two pages. In the next two weeks you can download Savanna, Part 2, the appliquéd heart and Savanna, Part 3, the borders.

For anyone near Morehead City, North Carolina, make sure and attend the Quilt Flap. To quote Pepper Cory from her blog, it's "a glorious show-n-tell... showing strange-n-wonderful quilts from my collection." Also attending are quilt preservation and repair experts Lynn Gorges and Janice Pope. Bring yourself, your old quilts, and your camera.
When: Saturday June 21, 2008
Where: the auditorium of The History Place, 1008 Arendell St., downtown Morehead City NC.
Starts: 8:30 AM till 10 AM socializing, register etc. The real thing begins at 10 and goes to noon. recommences 1-4 PM.
Make sure and go to Pepper's Blog to learn more about this excellent quilt adventure.

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