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. 

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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!!