Ta Da!!! Don't you just love the feeling of a finished project? This is the project I worked on all through summer. I started it at our big shop hop in June. The patterns had just barely arrived in the shop and I knew I had to make it. The Pattern is one of Meg Hawkey's. It's called Calendula Pederdrip's Cottage. I think Meg is a genius! Her patterns are so filled with details and fun imaginative little elements.
I have this quilt hanging right above my desk. So as I'm trying to get my book work done, I keep finding myself looking at the quilt. I know I have said how much I enjoy hand work. One of the benefits is that when I look at a block, I remember what I was doing the day I was working on that part. My son plays baseball on a senior league team, so many hours of embroidery was done this summer while enjoying the sun and watching ball games. I also worked on the books and feather block while sitting out under my apple trees on the Fourth Of July. So, you see there is sooo much more in a quilt than the finished project. It has so many great memories in it too.
Ok! Now! Here's a big problem!!! After finishing a quilt that you really enjoyed working on. The big problem is......... finding a new project that you will enjoy just as much. Well, I think I have it worked out. Next, I will be starting a new Kim McLean applique pattern, called Princess Feather. I uses lots and lots of Kaffe Fasset fabric, another obbsession of mine. You can't have too much of that.