My big, exciting news is that my Dresden Doilies quilt arrived back home from the quilter yesterday around 11. I spent the day adding the sleeve, label, and binding. I finished hand stitching the binding last night and I'm completely happy. I can't show it to you yet, though, because we are having gloomy, rainy weather and the light isn't great in my house if there isn't sun.
I do have some pictures to show, though.
This is really fun. A friend still in Hawaii provided it. She was at a Lego display at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. Yes, this spectacular Hawaiian quilt is made of Legos!
Last week I found myself starting a project almost out of thin air. I suddenly got an itch to make something WWII inspired.
I have this book which is more coffee table/history than projects so I looked through it for inspiration. I found some and began the project. It involved appliqueing stars, though.
Long, sharp points are not the easiest to applique, but practice is always good! I needed to do 13. I got them finished this week and stitched the pieces together for this:
The "V" (for Victory) was a common theme in quilts made right at the conclusion of WWII. My inspiration block looked to be 12" or so, but I enlarged it. This is 24." I'm not sure yet if I'm finished with it. I'm contemplating some additions, but I got distracted with the Dresden quilt yesterday.
Distraction seems to be the primary theme right now. I'm afraid I need to write down the projects I need to focus on so I can get things done. Stay tuned, you may see the first ever "goals" post on this blog!
Have a great day!