First, I finished up my fourth and last Gothic Windows block on Tuesday night and last night I got them put together and basted (so easy and simple with a scrap of batting and a fat quarter as backing!) to be quilted. I thought I'd use a red thread to do some hand quilting on the purple background, so we'll see how that turns out. I'm on the road this weekend so I should be able to make considerable progress on this when I'm not near a machine.
I also got out my other new-to-the-blog project last night. I began working on it around the holidays when I was too busy to do much blogging. It's from the book "Nickel Quilts" by Pat Speth and the design is called "Tillie's Treasure."
Well, I chose to use all Kate Spain fabrics from both her Terrain and Good Fortune lines, so I'm calling it "Spanish Treasure." I just love working with these fabrics, and there are SO many of them with such gorgeous color and variety that it was a joy to cut and to piece.
It's been a long time since I made a quilt purely for the joy of the process. There's something about Kate Spain's fabric that makes that possible for me.
There's a lot of chatter in the blogosphere lately about housekeeping items like what people like to see on a blog and technical items like word verification. I have a blogiquette question ... what is the proper way to deal with comments? When I began with blogger almost nine years ago - although it was not a quilt-related blog - it was commonplace to reply to comments with your own comment and continue the post discussion with readers in the comment area. These days, I see many more bloggers hit reply to comments I leave and take the discussion offline ... which is good, because I rarely go back to read other comments after I've left one. Is there a proper blogging comment etiquette? Do you expect a reply when you leave a comment, or feel disappointed if you don't get one? If you keep a blog, do you reply to every comment? Do you ever return to the post to see if a reply was posted there, or reply if it's at your own blog? I'm curious about whether I'm doing this "right" so thanks in advance for answering!