|A few sassafras leaves are handing on.|
This has been a sad week. A lovely intelligent 23 year old women was killed in an accident. Her death is a reminder of how short life can be. This quote seems especially relevant this week.
"Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it."
(Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/ralphmarst163841.html#jAsCOK55Fjg8gV5z.99)
So I am no exception. I finished Bonnie's Hidden Pinwheels this month. I began this quilt in the spring when I attended Bonnie's Workshop. I really love this quilt. It is still scrappy but has only three colors: orange, white and blue. These are my nephew's favorite colors. The quilt is a gift for him this Christmas. The quilt inspector says it passes inspection. Sandy Erwin did the quilting.
So my fabric is ready, rulers on handle. However I have to work on Friday. There is visitation on Friday and funeral mass Saturday. I may only print the clue, not sure there will be time to work on it. But I will be looking forward to seeing what everyone is doing. I'll be caught up in no time.
The second quilt I completed is my own design LaScala. This is a gift for my husband's Aunt. I called it LaScala because most of the fabric is from LaScala collections. the pattern is inspired by an Italian Ceramic floor. It was an easy quilt to put together. I love the quilting Sandy did for this quilt. It really added some energy to the quilt.This quilt has already been put in the mail.
I followed Bonnie suggestion and ended up with lots of half square triangles that I used on the border.
I still have two quilts to bind before the year is over. Those quilts are staying home, so no hurry to get them bound. They will probably be a snowy winter day project.
|Sure makes things easy-half square triangles for a border.|
|quilting by Sandy Erwin|