In Ontario, yesterday we celebrated Family Day. Two sets of friends joined us. One I have known over forty years and the other for at least 35 years. They have both been considered family for many years (decades really).
Earlier in the week, the members of my quilting bee visited, and I surprised them with a small projects. They all made tea wallets. That certainly was a hive of activity.
Before I get to my progress on the bird quilt, I have a few winners to announce.
In celebration of International Book Giving Day, I decided to give away a copy of Blueberry Rapids by Rene Andre Meshake.
Using Random.org, the winner is Petty Witter from Pen and Paper
The final contest from my 1000th post celebration was two fabric postcards.
The winner of the embroidered card, made by my mother . Well, the first winner random.org selected didn't leave a means of me to contact her, so I had it/them select another.
The winner is Roslyn of Ros-The-Quilter.
Winner of the piece post card, yet to be made by me, is Kate of Arts and Socks.
Work progresses well on the bird quilt. I can now see the light at the end of this very long tunnel. The first four blocks are together. This is the upper right corner.
|Close-up of the intersection of these four blocks and the overlapping applique.|
The next step was easy as the first two blocks were ready to be added to the left of the four. This is the top half of the quilt. Much of the sashing for the bottom half was previously completed, hoping to get the rest finished this week for a big unveil next Tuesday.
One of my visitors yesterday, is the son of the owner of the quilt. He said that she is quite excited that this will soon be finished. He hadn't expected it to be so large, but that's not a problem. I had told him the dimensions, but it's not always easy to visualize size, especially when you don't happen to know the dimensions of various mattress sizes off the top of your head.
Thanks to all for sticking with me and encouraging me through this project. It had been hard to work on this quilt. Each time I pick it up, it makes me think of my friend, daughter of the owner, who had asked me to finish it long before she passed away. I will rest easier knowing I have honoured her request.