It has been weeks since I have spent any significant amount of time in my studio... not that I haven't been doing plenty with quilty projects. The bulk of my time has been on the computer writing and researching for the last few stories for the Pieces From The Past Sew Along.
I had been stalled for three or four days and then last Tuesday the floodgates opened and my fingers flew over the keyboard. The ideas flowed and I felt good about it... I hope that all of you will feel the same about what is to come.
There are only three more blocks in the sew along. How are you doing with them? I saw that several quilters were catching up between Christmas and New Years. Here are a few new ones. :) I hope that you, like me, appreciate how unique and diverse the blocks are with the varied color selections, values and fabric styles. My excitement grows with each block that I see and my anticipation of the finished quilts is ever-growing. I think that my Grandma Schleich would feel the same...
Don’t feel sorry for or fear for your kids because the world they are going to grow up in is not what it used to be. God created them and called them for the exact moment in time that they’re in. Their life wasn’t a coincidence or an accident.
In just a few hours this sweet, tiny (5"x7") hand-sewn hello postcard quilt was done. After practicing for so many years to have accurate and straight seams, trying to create a rustic look with the black stitching was probably the most challenging thing about this DrEAMI project. LOL! I thought that a more rustic look to the binding would be appropriate.
Here's a peek at how I did it... I cut the backing piece a little larger than the postcard, sewed it into place, and then folded in the raw edge.