Saturday, January 31, 2015
In years past, I have had a very hard time keeping up with things like this, but this year, I am taking a more laid back approach. I will be making my goals a little bit smaller, so they are more achievable.
Over the past summer, my sister shared that she was pregnant with her first child. To say that the family was excited was an understatement! Around Halloween, she found out she was having a girl.
One of the blogs that I follow, "Sewing by Moonlight", by Em had asked for help to finish a quilt for her dad who has cancer. She had a very short period of time in which to work with and she wanted to give this quilt to her dad for his birthday. She asked for volunteers to help her make some of the squares as well as help from a long arm quilter that would quilt it for her due to its large size. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for me to be able to practice my quilting. In addition, I had never quilted a quilt that was that large and I really wanted to try that. Em and I connected and she sent me the quilt several weeks ago now. I quilted it up for her in a free motion loops and stars pattern. I am so happy with how it turned out. Here is a picture of the entire front of the quilt.
Well many of you know that this week is "Teacher Appreciation Week". I am one of the room parents for my daughter's first grade class. The room parents, my friend Becky and I, wanted to give her teacher something that could "brighten" up her classroom but still be useful. She has a sink in her classroom, and we thought that she could use some fun new dish towels and cute antibacterial hand soaps to go with them.
Well I did make some progress on last month's goal, but I didn't quite get it completed. I finished putting together the 20 4-patch blocks that I needed, but I did not get a chance to embroider the remaining five squares. Here is the stack of 4 patch blocks I did finish.
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