Me and my DH are on the road to NYC today so I thought in keeping with the NaBloPoMo of posting every day in the month of NovemberI would write a post tonight and have it post tomorrow while we are traveling. He has to go to NJ for Flight Safety and if you remember, I get to go into the city and play for the week!! We will be driving all the way there tomorrow.
So for your reading pleasure I will be talking about that little quilt I talked about recently. A friend of my DD1had her grandmother pass away and she donated all her fabric to my church quilting group. I felt like she needed to have a little quilt made out of this fabric before it all went to the church group. So I came up with a dresden plate layout. It was a very eclectic collection to say the least! I made the quilt top and decided it needed to be hand quilted. Do I hand quilt? Not very well, but I determined to try. I did alright around the plates but the feathers were so difficult. I was complaining about it at the gym and one of the ladies offered to do it for me. I gave her the top and she did the feathers, or most of them. I got it back and thought that it needed a little more quilting so I quilted inside each fan blade and then I quilted inside the rectangles. I finished it recently and I was so excited!! I put a label on it the other night just before the party because the woman I was going to give it to was coming to our Halloween party. I gave it to her and she was thrilled. Would you like to see?
Here is the back too
And the label
I talked about this quilt and showed close ups of the hand quilting here, if you want to see. I want to know if any of you are planning on participating in the NaBloPoMo and blogging every day in November too? I would love to hear from you!! Next time you hear from me I will be in NYC!!!