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You must be thinking 'Almost a year?! Why? Was it really big and complicated?'- No.
It is infact only 42x42", in the very simple disappearing 9 patch style and the quilting was done by my friend Sal (thanks clever chickie)
It has taken this long because I have never really sewn before. Because I tremble at challenges. Because this has been by far and away the worst year of my life. Just because.
But it is finished now. *sigh*
And I am so very happy.
As a stay-at-home-mum, my day is full of incompletes and undoings You know, the housework is undone by toddlers constantly. Tasks have to be performed day after day. Does the term chasing your tail resonate ladies? I don't know how or why you have come to appreciate and participate in crafts but for me it's just that. To perform a task of my own, that can be completed within a timeframe and stay completed. To stimulate a part of my brain that until a year ago I thought had all but died. It is natural for humans to create things.
I have said before that I am not creative. I take that back. I am not an originator of ideas, but I can create with my hands. It is satisfying. It is relieving. It is a legacy for my children. It is fun. It builds communities such as in my part of the blogosphere. It is a gift from above.
So, for the inquisitive souls, here are the deets:
fabric: Bliss by Bonnie and Camille for Moda in two charm square packs.
back fabric: Medallion in scarlet and Marmalade in aqua from the same collection
binding: Marmalade in aqua as above
I particularly like the the quilting pattern that Sal suggested. In some parts it looks like swirls and others like hearts.
I will make another quilt, I will. In fact, Jen and I are starting new quilts this week. She is going to teach me circles. I hope this one gets finished before the year is out, that way I can at least boast two quilts for 2011.
Ok, so I am off now to finish the last two modules from my financial services course. That too should produce some satisfaction buzz.