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In a happy place....

What makes us quilters happy?
Quilting and chocolate.
Yesterday I discovered a new to me chocolate place.  You can read all about it here
It's called Bon Bon Bon.
They have some really cool packaging to protect those beautiful and yummy bon bons.
Yes...I have already eaten some.  The stamped lid tells you what I had and you can see what I have left.  Very pricey, but oh so good.  I think I will eat one a day.
Then today, I sewed on the long-arm and got my Quilts of Valor quilt all quilted.  Can't show the whole thing as it is a challenge for my June retreat.  Yeah....I am so far ahead this year, but it is hard to keep it a secret that long, too. 
I used a panto called ribbons and stars.
Here's the backing. 
I used up every single one of my Americana fabrics for this and purchased just a few more to get it done.  The binding is made. All I have to do is to sew it on now. 
Next on the long-arm is a baby panel that I added some borders to make it a little bigger and this will be my first try at minky for the backing.  It actually loaded very nicely, but then again, maybe that is because it is on the small size.  Anyways, I am giving it a try as I have a customer quilt that is either going to have fleece or minky as the backing and I want to make sure I know what I am doing before I do hers. 
Here's the panel quilt loaded.
All that makes me happy to get something accomplished today and I am all set to go on something new as soon as the time allows. 
Will be posting more soon. 


  1. There is no way I could eat one chocolate a day. You are not only an amazing quilter but also an amazing chocolate eater!! Your quilting is looking great!

  2. Yummy, chocolate! Add some quilting, a glass of red wine and you're set. Side note, I can't seem to reply to your emails, Comcast doesn't seem to play nice with my email program??? Several of my replies have kicked back.


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