Maddie is my lovely niece who is making her first quilt. Not missing a beat (stitch), I invited her to come up for a visit to my house. I promised to take her on a field trip to The Rabbit’s Lair shop and let her pick out 16 fat quarters in honor of her having just turned 16.
Be sure to read Craft Gossip Needlework Editor Denise Felton’s review of The Rabbit’s Lair when she was also the Quilting Editor. See the review. Also be sure to check out the Rabbit’s Lair online store.
Maddie decided to come, and she, along with her mom and another aunt, spent the entire Labor Day weekend with me. On Saturday we (including my daughter and grandchild) all piled into the ‘burb and drove to Rogers, Arkansas where The Rabbit’s Lair is located. Maddie had no trouble finding 16 fat quarters to add to her stash. She got some beauties, favoring their wonderful selection of batiks.
Saturday evening we washed, dried and ironed all of her fabrics (she’s been gathering them for months). On Sunday, Maddie began cutting the strips that would become part of her queen size quilt.
Here is one of her blocks as she stitches the strips into place.
The cousins stayed up late and by Monday Maddie had completed six blocks. Doesn’t she look happy! Bravo Maddie, your Aunt Scarlett cannot wait to see the rest.
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