Week 9 Roundup
Hello again! I'm sorry I missed the recap for week 8 here on the blog. I came down with a pesky head cold that persisted through week 9 - go figure. I'm working on making up for it here now.
I know I keep saying 'I can't believe ...blah blah blah' mostly about how quickly time is passing, but SERIOUSLY. We're already more than half way through with the quilt along, and I'm loving all the blocks that are happening. Here's a group shot of my blocks from the last two weeks.
Meet DeDe of Picking Daisies in SLO
This week, I thought it would be fun to showcase DeDe from Picking Daisies in SLO. Picking Daisies is one of the amazing sponsors for this Quilt Along - DeDe and her sister Kay own the store together, and they're the dynamic duo you'll meet when you step into the store. Kay loves sewing garments (her favorite tends to be anything new from Deer & Doe or Merchant and Mills!), but Kay is also the one who taught DeDe to quilt last year! DeDe is currently working on her fourth quilt ever. She completed her first Quilt (a Fussy Cut Sampler) for the first QAL, and now she's working through the book again. It's been really amazingly fun to watch her quilt develop.
Fussy with Friends
One of the really enchanting things about watching Dede's quilt grow is the Fussy Cutting community she's created with several of her local friends. Each month, she's joined by her friends @misscrayolacreepy, @stephaniesews and @polygirl for a day of fussy fun. They all get together and work on their blocks. I'm always super jealous when I see their photos and wish I lived closer so I could drive up and spend the day stitching too.
Visit the Shop
I've always felt strongly that it's so important as quilters to find a local shop that you love, and to frequent it! The friendships you build there are incredible, and no one understands the way other quilters do. It's all about finding your village, and investing the time in those relationships. If you have the chance to visit San Luis Obispo, don't miss Picking Daisies. It's really a delight. (And if you can't go visit in person, you can always shop online!)
Check back next week for another weekly roundup.