The drive up and back to the cabin takes a total of at least 16 hrs! Lots of time for hand-sewing. My goal this trip was to finish this freebie from Primitive Gatherings last summer.
I'm delighted to share the finished project with you. I learned a lot about embroidering straight lines... not as easy as it looks!
I think it'll lend itself to some great quilt magic by my long-arm quilter. I'm really excited that it's done and I do love how it came out. If you're interested in inheriting the patterns, let me know. I'm surely not going to make it again.
This week I tackled the Cheddarback quiltalong by Sentimental Stitches. I'm still going to shop around for sashing for these blocks and am optimistic I'll find something in Maine at Cyndi Black's shop! Very excited for that trip! I've decided I need to use more pink and brown, which is the primary color theme this month.
The reddish background fabric is from a very small scrap of fabric I got in France when I was there for the Ste Marie aux Mines quilt show years ago. Fun to remember the source of fabric, isn't it??
This week is the end of kindergarten for little Emma and my daughter encouraged me to donate a quilt to her teacher. Well, I didn't have any trouble finding one that I thought she'd like. This was my own pattern, using left-over strips that I use for strings. I volunteered many times in the classroom so I was happy to give her very loving and patient teacher one of my quilts.
Have to share the picture of the graduate with me! Yes, she is missing her two front teeth! The kids had to draw a self-portrait and say what they wanted to be when they grow up. Hers? A cow-girl!! Gotta love this little one.