This week I have finally gotten back to my quilt that has been on the frame since last year , for those new to my blog , I fell last April and broke my wrist so no stitching of any kind for many months and then I just let this sit and wait for me to be inspired to finish it . This quilt has a story behind it as it is made with blocks that I received in exchanges way back in 1999-2000 on a now defunk website called SewingWorld ,this was an 18 month exchange and each month someone new would choose the block we were to make and send to our partner for that month , in the end we were to end up with 18 blocks to make our quilt . Unfortunately that did not happen ,many blocks never did arrive and I decided that I would incorporate some blocks I had made as practice blocks before I made the 'Real' block to send to my partners , I was after all a very new quilter and wanted to send the best blocks I could therefore many blocks in this quilt are these practise blocks and for the most part I used unbleached cotton as my background . I made a turn yesterday so progress is being made .
Here you can see my tools of the trade , love my little heart shaped holder for my thread needles and thimble, a gift from my friend Lynda and my little yellow grabber , an invaluable tool given to me by my friend Linda of Scrapmaster . There is a lot of quilting to do in this block , all those tiny triangles to stitch around but I am enjoying the process .
Today is a sunny but very cold day , we were fortunate to escape the storm that hit many of the eastern states , that large system just brushed by our province without leaving us any of the snow , so thankful for that we really do not need more snow ;-) It is a great day to stay inside and either do some stitching on my quilt or head to the sewing room and do some sewing on my charming stars quilt , I should have had that done long ago but you know me I get sidetracked and find something interesting to start but that is what makes life wonderful isn't it .
Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by .