Endings and Beginnings

My latest "big project" is almost complete. This would be a queen-sized bed quilt for my youngest boy. I dropped off the pieced quilt top and back to my long-arm quilter friend, Stitchlilly, a while ago and was so excited to find out it was ready. When I picked it up, I was blown away. Oh my! What she does is an art I tell you! If I may wax poetic for a moment...it's like I formed my creation, and she breathed life into it. Stunning. But, this a just a tease. I'm not going to show you the finished quilt today.

Here's a peek! I've been stitching and stitching.
Nope, I'm still hand-sewing the bound edges. Miles and miles of binding. Easy work, but there's a lot of it. I actually rather like this stage of the quilt process. You are at the end of the line with the project, yet, you are forced to slow down. Almost savor your way to the finish line. I'm excited for this long-haul project to be complete, but a little sad that it's over. Bittersweet.

I get to do something girly!
I'm drowning my sorrows in fat quarters. I have finished a new design and am diving into it this weekend. This time for my daughter. Gone is the boyish palette of earth tones. Her preferences lean heavily into pink, red, orange, and gray. It's going to be gorgeous. I sure hope she thinks so too!



  1. Thank you for the compliment, I'm blushing. Can't wait to see the next one.