I finished my mother’s Modern Matisse inspired quilt to deliver on Christmas day! Thank you to all who followed my progress and encouraged me.
I did not quilt it as much as I wanted to but did managed to stitch in the ditches. I told my mother I could work on more quilting to add FMQ designs on the background fabric but she said she prefers it as it is, “It’s more puffy that way.”
I didn’t have time to properly photograph the finish but have this pic to share; the color is off from lack of good light but you can get the idea:
We are all “cat people” so I also made Christmas gifts for each cat family member, a kitty kicker toy. It’s a fabric tube stuffed with catnip and batting scraps.
I was hoping each kitty would instantly pounce and kick them but alas that didn’t happen. I was so happy when a few days later, Sis sent me these photos:
It’s almost a wrap for 2018! Here’s a mini recap from Sparkle On!
I started my blog with my first post in June of 2016. I’ve come a long with improving my quilting and post writing skills and now have new blog goals on the horizon for 2019.
I’m privileged to be a partner in “Partners in Design.”This year we ran our second quilt along “Fall Into a QAL” and it was my first time contributing a block design with a written PDF pattern, “Autumn Harvest Barn.”
We are excited to say a third QAL is in the works for 2019 with an anticipated announcement coming soon!
Each year has its sadness and joy, disappointment and fulfillment but life moves forward and I wishing for everyone that in the end, it is in an upward direction. It is one of the highlights of my day, week, year, life! to connect and blog with all of you! May your New Year be filled with peace and sewing!