A Few of My Favorite Things was delivered to the Stitchin' Post today! Yay! This one really took many hours that I had to sqeeze in over the past week, but I did it. Unfortunately, I didn't have my trusty quilt holders here today, so I had to make do for the photo. I hope to get a better one after the show. This will be hanging as a sponsor quilt in one of the shops in Sisters for the whole week prior to the show on July 12th.
This quilt measures 36" by 39", is machine pieced, hand applique, hand quilted and hand embroidered. I took my greatest inspiration from Gwen Marston's book, Classic Four Block Quilts. Later on, when I added more applique, I got some ideas from Mary Lou Weidman's books, Whimsies and Whynots and Quilted Memories. Even though blue is not a favorite quilt color of mine I really like this one and I'm sure it will come out every spring from now on.
The back story on this one is that I started it last year intending to enter in my quilt guild's challenge- blue and yellow. I managed to get it basted just in time to get my breast cancer diagnosis. I wasn't able or willing to work on it after that and it was shelved for many months. I decided to get it out again this winter to have it ready for the Sisters Quilt Show. I'm really glad I did. Sometimes it takes a deadline to make me finish things.
And just in time too. We're leaving for a 10 day camping trip with the kids along the Oregon/California coast to the San Jose area to visit friends. It should be loads of fun. Tomorrow we're loading up the trailer. I don't know if I'll be able to be on line at all for the trip, so if not, I'll be back in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, I am coming up on my 1000th comment in the next month sometime, I would guess. I feel a giveaway coming on!!