Sunday, April 12, 2015

Goodness...Time Flies

I've been missing in action again.  I cannot even tell you why, other than we have had a few very busy months and with everything that has happened lately I think it kind of took everything out of me.  That, and the fact that my son is headed towards high school in the fall, and with that comes a whole lot of "lasts" and a whole lot of "getting ready."  I have a hard time with the "lasts," and my son is excited for all the "getting ready."  I think I'm finally looking forward to all the new and exciting things that are headed our way.  In the meantime I did not quit sewing.

I spent NewYear's Eve and Day sewing along with the Bright Stars Sew-Along.  I had such a good start and then kind of got side tracked.  Today I finally finished piecing it.  The wonderful thing about this quilt is the way the blocks are made you would never guess the quilt would end up looking the way it did.  I have to say it has been a long time since I've made 80 blocks, but this is turning out to be a favorite.

We have 40 mph wind gusts today so getting a photo of the whole thing was impossible.  I even had two helpers and after about 20 tries we decided to wait for another day.  This was one of those quilts that no quilt stores were open when I decided to make it (3 p.m. on a holiday) so it is all from my stash.  There are tiny squares of green in the pink plaid so I thought I'd add a green border.  I'm not sure I've ever done an entire quilt this large with my stash, but I even have backing for it.  I cannot wait to get started quilting it, and I will show a photo of the entire quilt soon.

I'm participating in another quilt along that is all embroidery and applique, but the wind prohibits photos of that today.  I'm also going to be starting a quilt along with a friend that is a massive paper pieced quilt...which is a huge stretch for me, but I think it will all be good.  I will be back soon, not as long of a break as this last time as I have quite a few things to share.  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen