My sister gave me this panel for Christmas. Isn't it cute?
I'm making it into a wall hanging. I have a quilt rack that hangs on the wall and has enough width for this wall hanging - once I finish it. So far I have 3 borders sewn on.
I have a friend that I visit every so often. She is older than I am and uses a walker. Now her heart is starting to fail. A couple months ago she showed me the blocks she had embroidered of the 50 state birds and flowers. She didn't know what to do with them. I offered to put them together for her and found a layout on-line that would work and had the exact same bird/flower designs. My sister was visiting and I showed her the blocks and she helped me get them organized so it will be put together just like the layout that I found. We went to the LQS and I purchased blue fabric for the sashing and yesterday I started sewing the sashing onto the blocks. I want to take them to show her and will probably do that on Monday.
She is a really sweet lady and we just hit it off because we have a lot in common. She loves dolls and making doll clothes - like I do. She also loves quilts. Also loves to go to garage sales (she used to anyway), and we never lack for subjects to talk about.
Here are the blocks that I have up on my design wall so far. Her embroidery is superb!
I hope I can get this finished soon!
I'm thinking about my goals for 2019 and might make a list. I want to get some projects finished - of course! Have you made a list yet?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!