of a 'big' birthday - great friends! I celebrated a decade-turning BD in July. Jan and I caught up yesterday - look at the beautiful doll quilt she made me. I'm a lucky girl! What a treasure (both the quilt and the friend). Some of my recent yardage stash purchases are resting on the chair arm.
But that wasn't the only BD surprise. My quilting peeps - Pat, Susan, Sandy, Bev, and Jan - made me birthday blocks! Yankee Puzzle in beautiful, rich colors. The blocks are sitting on the doll quilt back - one of my favorite fabrics (isn't Jan the best)! Can't wait to go digging in the stash for the perfect fabric to pull together these beautiful blocks. I'm not going to tell the number of blocks cause I know you see the correlation between blocks and years - I'll just say there are alot of blocks. All these quilting surprises took the sting out of turning a 'decade' page.
Labor Day Weekend Sewing Update. I had the house to myself Thursday night, so I pulled out some Lady Circle Patchwork Quilts magazines. One little photo set the agenda for my sewing weekend. Jan and I were dropping off tops for quilting and I needed a back. Here's a pic of my inspiration (Bear's Paw) -
So, this stack of large triangles became this quilt back. The top was fun and quick - can't wait to get it back.