Years ago, before I joined the group, my quilt group, the Gumnut Quilters started making friendship quilts for everyone in the group. They were done one at a time. Someones name would be pulled out of a hat, then they would choose what they wanted and then we would all make the appropriate number of blocks in the appropriate style. The last member to join, Sharon, is now getting her blocks. Dear Sharon has had a tough few years with her health and that of her husband but last year was the worst with tragedy striking her family (not my story to tell) and she has really needed some TLC and support. She had never really gotten around to making a final decision on what she wanted but we had a fairly good idea so a couple of the girls decided the time was right to go ahead and get started on something. What we are making is a quilt medallion called a circle of friends. This is my block.
Well, that is another thing I can tick off my list. It has been a good week for finishing things! Two mug rugs for a swap, a gift for an overseas friend - can't say more coz she reads my blog (Hi LaDonna!), blocks and something extra for my swap with Celia, and a journal cover for my God Daughter! I hope next week is just as productive but somehow I doubt it as I have a busier week. Oh well, at least I should get some things done. Tomorrow I hope to finish hand sewing the binding on the scrappy red table runner i have been making and if I get that done I am going to sew together the quilt I started back here. I had to put it aside to finish the quilts for Queensland and the auction and the new beginnings kits. now I just want to get the quilt top finished so I can get it off my sewing table and move on to something else. Oh dear, sew much to do and sew little time!
for now it is bedtime and for you ....Happy Stitching!