Welcome 2024

What a whirlwind of an end to 2023 and beginning of 2024. I planned so many projects for Christmas break and ended up coming down with Covid. Praise the Lord it was manageable and my family didn’t catch it. I banned myself to my sewing room, not that I felt like working on projects much.

Now we are recovering from a blizzard, the first in many, many years in southwest Kansas. Yesterday visibility was less than 100 yards with snow coming down horizontal. I have to admit I didn’t really think it would come. The weather has predicted many large snows for our area and we end up with less than an inch but they proved me wrong this time. The sun is shining today but it will take a bit to get everything back open and deal with the frigid temps.

I did get a few projects completed…WooHoo! We completing our new classroom this month so we will feature a Simply Sampler Block of the Month beginning in February. It is a 9-month program where classes are optional but always filled with laughter, food and sewing. The pattern was designed by my mom, Darlene Anderson, so it’s a special one for me. It was our very first block of the month years ago. We edited it down to 9 blocks as it has a fall feel with rusts, greys and creams. Sign up is going on now and space is very limited. This is perfect for those beginner quilters but fun for all.

My second project is a quilt from a Thomas Kincaid panel…also reminds me of my mom. The panel features cabin scenes so after many designs I landed on bear paws to feature the prints. It finishes 68″x80″ and is such a warm and cozy quilt. I love the muted greens, lavenders and corals with the woodsy brown accent.

I also designed a wall hanging from the Thomas Kincaid at the sea panel but made it a few weeks back.

I finally got to feeling well enough to brave enough to tackle a Coach House Design pattern. I have a love/hate relationship with them but this one went smoothly. I reduced the size as I don’t have room in the store for a lot of large quilts but it is bees and I LOVE it. The pattern is called Honeycomb (appropriate, right?). The pattern finishes 85″ x 101″. I made about half and reduced it down to a throw. It is made from Deb Strain’s Honey and Lavender line by Moda.

Now to get them on the longarm and on the wall.

I want to thank all those who shop Honeycomb Quilts. We appreciate each and every one and consider you all family. Sometimes I feel I know more about my customers than my actual neighbors…and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We thank God for all he has given us and provide the best customer service we can. I kind of dropped the ball the last few weeks with some family matters, being sick and now the storm. Thank you to all who have been patient. Here’s a great 2024 with lots of friends, fabric and fun!

Happy 2024 – Denice