I am falling in love with making pottery! I just finished my third class today where we painted on the glaze. Once again I only had time to work on 2 pieces, luckily it was 2 different ones than last week. I am especially in love with my “Creepy Face” pot. It really freaks my daughter out already! The glaze looks like a plain red here, but after firing it will be a mix of very glossy colors. The name of the color is Tiger Eyes, if that helps you envision it. It does make me think of a tiger eye stone.

So, how long until I can convince my family to let me turn the garage into a pottery studio? I’ve already taken over the basement for my quilting studio, but I cannot mix pottery dust with all my fabrics!

Pinwheel Patchwork Cushion Cover

Okay, so this week’s block name may not invoke a song, but isn’t it poetic with all that alliteration?

Oh my goodness, though! I cannot believe we have made it to October and the final block of First Notes! It’s not the end of the Quilt Concert, don’t worry!!! We still have a few weeks to catch up and put together the quilt top, but our Concert is winding down.

Pinwheel Patchwork Cushion Cover can now be found at The Not So Dramatic Life Etsy Shop


This week’s Sponsor is Hobbs Batting. Hobbs has been a wonderful supporter of the Quilt Concert and honestly, it’s the best batting around. I use Hobbs all the time now. The prize this week is a queen cotton batting with scrim. I haven’t tried it on a large quilt yet, but it is on my list.

My favorite batting is Tuscany Wool and Cotton Supreme. I also have a fondness for the Thermore in some projects. One of these days I’ll do a whole post on different batts, I do have a pile of sample batts from Hobbs that I’ve quilted up to see the differences and help me decide which one to use in a quilt. If you ever are at a quilt show and Hobbs Batting is there, head to that table and buy the sample pack.

Giveaway Rules

In order to enter for the prize drawing you must do the following

1-post a photo of your Pinwheel Patchwork Cushion cover block on Instagram using a public Instagram account by 11:59 Eastern on Thursday, October 7th, 2021  (if you don’t want to make your primary account public, you can always create a second, public account to use for this quilt along and other projects like this)

2-follow @cassandrabeaver@lovinglylissa, and @hobbsbatting

3- include the hashtags #quiltconcert2021 and #quiltconcertblock16

4- Write in your post the country you live in. <——do not forget this!!!

Winners will be selected by random drawing and will be contacted via Instagram direct message by Saturday, October 9th, 2021. The winner must claim their prize by responding to the message with their mailing address by 11:59pm on Monday, October 11th, 2021. If the prize is not claimed at that time, we will select an alternate winner.

 (This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.)

‘Till next week, my friends!

Lovingly, Lissa