Sunday, November 5, 2017

Teach Us to Number Our Days

In November 2015, Audrey of Quilty Folk issued a challenge to make one circle for each day of the year—Quilty 365.  I began on November 5, 2015, and immediately got behind.  I would get caught up, then fall behind again.  Finally, I finished the top in August.  Making the backing, quilting, and binding remained.  This week—TA DAH--I finished completely.  I’m so glad that it’s finished. 

I’m of a certain age, and I realize that my days are not infinite.  This quilt serves as a reminder to me to savor each moment, appreciate each day.  It also reminds me to count my blessings.  Thanks, Audrey, for a wonderful challenge. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Teach us to number our days. . . .

I finally finished the top for the Quilty 365 challenge proposed by Audrey of Quilty Folk.  It was, indeed, a challenge but really worthwhile, especially now that I can look back to reflect on the year.  I got behind within a week.  I caught up, I got behind, I caught up, and so the year went.  Finally, I added the bottom to the quilt.  Now, I must make a backing, quilt, and bind.  Wonder how long that will take. . . .  I am so glad that one commenter early on suggested offsetting each row.  I didn't worry about matching seams, and it's a good thing that I didn't have to match seams because I'm sure that I stretched far too many blocks.  Pardon the driveway background in the photos.  Tape wouldn't hold my top to the garage door, and nailing the top to the side of the house was out of the question.  Also, ignore the thread in that final shot.  I will be picking off threads from now until.  Now, I need to get the back made.  It will feature these words from Psalms:  "Teach us to number our days. . . ."  Then to the quilting.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Geese Migration at Dawn

RSC 2016 finish. . .

Last year was my first time participating in the RSC challenge.  First, I chose the pattern "Geese Migration," designed by Cynthia Brunz.  Then I eagerly awaited Angela's announcement of the main color and accent color for each month of  RSC 2016.  Kudos to you, Cynthia, for designing such a great block.  I learned a lot about accuracy in cutting and sewing as I was piecing these blocks.  Love those Flying Geese!  And thank you, Angela, for helping me to be bolder in my color choices and for helping me use my scraps. 

Here's my completed quilt based on Cynthia's design.

Geese Migration at Dawn
80" x 80"

    I am linking up with for the completed Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts and with  Go to both of these sites for some wonderful inspiration.