It is with joyful thankfulness I get to post about my birthday quilt!
Many of you may remember sending me blocks for my 60th birthday because of an invitation from my dear friend Wendy. To read that post click here! You may also remember that I received 60 4-patches by the end of October that year (click here for that post 😊).
Around that same time I was playing with scraps and made them into a unique lone star.
I loved the colors and the incredible scrappiness! I did a blog topic on this technique too! Click here to visit that post.
The week after I made the star my ThreadBenders group had challenged us to bring in UFO’s that we liked, but didn’t know what to do with. I brought my birthday blocks and my star. The general consensus at the meeting was to put them together ~ BRILLIANT!
I loved the idea, but all the parts sat in a pile (I’m sure you’ve never done that 🙃), until a few months ago when I decided I wanted to finish my birthday quilt in time for my 63rd birthday. And I did!
I love it! I put minky fleece on the back so it was super snuggly, and no batting. This made the quilting a bit challenging, it is slightly puckery on the front, but the back looks really cool (sorry for that adjective – it just fit):
The stitching shows up even better in low light:
As you can see, the backing green didn’t match the front, so I had to put a black binding on to separate the two. It’s fun and perfect for these cool Autumn nights.
The best part? Reading all the names and wonderful messages/Scripture verses many of you sent to me. Every time I wrap up in it, I feel like I’m hugging so many dear friends. You are all a blessing to me!
European Christmas Markets Cruise Update!
For the first time in all of our travels ~ we’ve had as many couples sign up for the cruise as quilters. This means quite a few men will be traveling with us on the Christmas Market cruise. We still have a few cabins left, and they need to be claimed this month (the deposit is due when booked, but the rest of the monies aren’t due until next year)! So, if this was a trip you thought of doing someday but wanted to do it with your husband, join us. We promise, he won’t feel out of place 😁! Then contact Kristi and sign up soon! Click here for all the details!