I found this wonderful piece of a quilt top in an antique shop. The edges had been chopped off badly. But it was all hand pieced and I love the fabrics and design. I'll never piece a top in this pattern! So I have quilted it up by hand and turned the backing over to the front for the binding. they used to do it like that a long time ago. Now it will go to a dear friend for her to enjoy!
This one was hand pieced! What a job! And I hand quilted it. She'll finish the edges. There are also buttons to go on the vines in the light color strips to be flowers.
I don't do miniatures...the pieces are so small that my hands just don't work well with them. Smallest I have ever done, the squares were 1 1/2" and finished 1" square. That was some 9 patch to be making.
So much to do and never enough time to get to it all! I have to take in a car to the shop tomorrow, and will get a loaner so I can go get my hair cut, and use my birthday coupons at Joannes! Yes! The 22nd is my Bday and I'm going to have a good time all month! Terry and I celebrate our anniversary all year! Why not! Can't let all these appointments get in our way of fun!
I will be getting a couple more little projects done and out of the way on the table. Then I will piece a top or two for March. The fun will continue or the beatings will take place! Read that on a pirate flag!
We made the start of plans to take a Viking Cruise next year....I'm so excited, but now have to really wait! Worse than a kid waiting for Christmas. But I'm going to keep up with the quilting and try to loose some weight to get new clothes for the trip....
(well, keep quilting anyways!).