I am getting ready to put binding on my first 2017 finish!! YAHOO!!! It's also the first quilt larger than a baby quilt that I pieced and quilted all by myself! I am so excited to be finished with this quilt. I've been working on it since last May (off and on) and it felt like it was never going to be done. So this is is just a peek and I'll show the whole thing when the last stitch is officially done! I don't think you understand what a HUGE deal this is! I'm not a finisher, I have a lot of UFO's but rarely do I finish. My BQF (best quilty friend) Robin even commented and I quote "I haven't known you ever to finish anything!" Ha! Ha! It is so true! So I will be celebrating bigtime when that binding is done.
As I've shared in past posts, I'm the queen bee for one of the three Stash Bee's I'm involved in and here are the blocks that I have either made or received so far. So excited to see the rest of the blocks!
The queen of my second Stash Bee (I've in Hive #6) asked for THIS block. My first attempt at paper piecing. I enjoyed making this block while learning a new technique I hadn't tried before. Sharon, I will get this in the mail to you on Monday,
For my third bee called 2017 Bee Hive Swarm the queen asked for tree blocks in any size and pattern (she wanted a variety) so I was eager to try out my paper piecing skill. I shared in a previous post how frustrating this experience was but I'm happy with the results. The second tree is just a bonus I threw in and, Emily, if you're reading this post, you don't have to use this one. I was just goofing around when I made that one. Yours is also going out on Monday.
And finally, see these stairs?
Behind this door is my happy place! My sewing room! I think the space above the door is screaming for some mini quilts, don't you? Since Man Caves are a thing, I would love to have one that says Quilt Cave. Ya gotta admit this looks kinda cave-like. I have been so impressed by the ideas and suggestions I have received from my bloggy quilty friends about all sorts of other things, anybody got some great ideas on how to make a cute Quilt Cave mini quilt?
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