Thursday, June 17, 2010
A Wednesday kind of Thursday,...and milestone progress
My flower for "One Flower Wednesday" is a day late, but here it is!!! Liberty fabric again and the camelia is the first for that bush this year. The bush is almost 30 years old so it is quite large now.
The little quilt top below is what has been keeping me busy for the last couple of days. Ranette sent me a bundle of fat eighths last year and earlier this year I cut them up into 3 inch squares with the plan to make a quilt like the one below. I finally sewed them together this week!!! I machined everything, so it didn't take too long. Sometimes I love to make something I can finish quickly while I am making quilts that take months to complete.
Today I found fabric for backing and binding....forgot to buy batting though!!!!
Only 24 more blocks to go!
All the blocks are sewn by hand. (I did machine the blocks together!.......I was a bit impatient to see it in one piece!)
I have loved making all these blocks. A few are quick and easy, a few are a real challenge and most of the broderie perse blocks just take time.
We have a get together with the ladies I started this quilt with in a couple of weeks. I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone else's quilts look like. I wonder if anyone has finished??
I will take photos and post them if the ladies will allow me.
Today is one year since I started blogging regularly. What a year it has been!!! I have met both in person and "virtually" an amazing group of inspiring, supportive and friendly people. I have made friends I know I will keep for a lifetime. Inspirational posts have encouraged me to challenge my sewing skills. I have had tears of sadness and tears of happiness while you have shared your lives with me. Some posts have made me think and look at life in a new way. Thank you to everyone who has visited....almost 10,000 of you from all over the world, and thank you to everyone who has left a comment or sent me an email.
Today is also my birthday.
Heres to the next 12 months of learning, sharing, inspiration and friendship.
Thank you one and all!!!