I've just been sooooo busy. I'm sure you can relate...I've been reading your blogs, but time keeps getting away from me lately. And I don't stay up half the night anymore, which used to be my favorite time to cruise blogland.
Yesterday, I finally got this quilt top together.
My friend Stacy embroidered the blocks, and sent it with the fabric. It looks so much prettier in person, you can hardly see the light green in the photo. This will be a raffle quilt for our homeschool board's annual raffle. Now, I just have to quilt it. The binding will be the dark green, not sure if you can see the outer border of white with the pinwheels in the corners.
I'm pretty proud of those pinwheels, my very first ones, AND my first time putting a square in the corner of a border! Yay me. *G*
Today, hubby helped me hang a 4x8ft piece of foam board, after I covered it with flannel, to use as a design wall. You can barely see it behind the quilt.
SO nice to have somewhere to hang this quilt, while I ponder quilting options. All 2 of them. I'm a straight line quilter, no surprises here...I'm just not sure how to do this, so any ideas would be welcome. But don't tell me "feathers" or "vines"...those are so far above my skills!
Here's a quilt my friend Cathy and I made - I cut the squares out of the remnants of my 30's reproduction stash, sewed them into rows, and handed it over. She finished putting it together, and will quilt it.
I had started that quite awhile ago, and finally decided it wasn't going to happen at my house! She loves 30's even more than I do, so I thought it would be in good hands.
I'm going to try to get back on track this week, with blog reading that is. I miss you all terribly. I think after Tuesday life will slow down enough. I had no success finding work last week, but I won't get discouraged, just keep plugging away. I hope you all have a wonderful week, I'll be seeing you on your blogs soon!
I'll leave you with a small pic of the first quilt I ever made, still being used daily...