I know that I haven't posted recently. I've been busy with many things. The first weekend of February I went to retreat with my very best friends. We spent three days at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, WV sewing and eating and talking and laughing. I worked on the blocks for the quilt pictured here. This is a pattern I found in a 2007 magazine. I like to go thru my old magazines every now and then. I usually find something I overlooked before, or else my tastes change and I get interested in something different. I liked the scrappy look of this one, and I liked that Judy Laquidara designed it. It is called Topsy Turvy Nine-Patch, and that is such a good name for it! I started out putting together the nine-patches out of my scrap bins while making my Tropical Punch quilt top. I had a little trouble with the brown/beige half-rectangle triangle (I don't know what else to call it). Judy said to foundation-piece it but I won't do that unless I can't figure out any other way to do it. Fortunately, the pieces were cut over-sized so I soon learned how to piece them. I had almost no beige fabric left, but I had enough brown for the top. I am backing it with the same brown fabric, and I will probably bind it with the brown also. I love the border on this one! I will definitely use the border again on other quilts. And all the border pieces fit - exactly as Judy designed it! Judy has a book out featuring borders, and I think I will get it soon. I have made several of her designs and I have loved every one. I hope to deliver this quilt top to my favorite long-arm quilter in the next few days, and she usually gets them back to me with little delay. I can't wait!