It has been a busy, busy week. But I don't mind being so busy when things just seem to fall into place, better than planned, and significant forward movement is achieved.
The TOPS quilt for my friend is done and ready for delivery! I was questioning the sensibility of incorporating Red/White/Blue and her favorite color purple... But I am pleased with the result. All sashing and borders are of a Patriotic theme. The border is a red background with a few blue stars and white script of the Pledge of Allegiance. How much better can this be???
And since I used Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly fusible batting the sandwiching was super fast and I just love the squishy, cuddly and well-loved look after just one washing.
Once that was done I did a pattern test for Jen, fellow quilter/blogger over at Patterns by Jen. She had sent the pattern a few months ago. And, while I have had it sitting on the table in my studio staring at me for weeks now, I still didn't know what color-way or fabrics I wanted to use for it.
I kept being drawn to red and black, but it is soooooo far out of my "normal" I kept pushing it aside and questioning myself... That is, until I spotted a fat quarter of fabric that my friend Susan had purchased at the gift shop of the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska and sent to me. That red fabric with the museum's logo printed on it along with the swirly grey/black fabric I recently used on a custom t-shirt quilt were exactly what was needed! I can't wait to show you the finished quilt. Though, honestly, I'm not sure when it will be officially "finished" because I am planning on hand-quilting it. It will be my travel/camping work in progress. I cannot tell you just how badly I am itching to get back to camping!
I have been revisiting the Pieces From The Past Sew Along Series and am compiling a book (via Shutterfly) to get all all of the letters, stories, recipes and photos in one place. It has been fun... like visiting with an old friend.
Enough of celebrating my finishes and day-dreaming of camping... I need to go sandwich my customer's cowboy quilt and spend some time on the computer.
I hope that your week has been as fabulous as mine.
Have you had any finishes to celebrate this week?
Leave a comment... I'd love to hear about what you have done.
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