HAND QUILT ALONG: Please forgive me

My goal was to finish hand quilting ‘Wishing You Good Will’ before summer set in. I am far from that happening. With the warmer weather here, the sun high and glorious I am finding it harder and harder to sit myself down and work on ‘Wishing You Good Will’

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First of all, Good Will, you are massive and bulky and heavy and warm, so warm. You  and the Sun are in a battle for my attention “Come wrap your self in my love and quilt me” Good Will calls. “Come and play in the garden with me under my spring time rays” Sun taunts me.

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I have found so much to distract me from staying on course. You must forgive me if I decide to stop and take in the beauty around me (on my morning walk)

 

 

But I am making progress – slow but sure and the lure of your beauty brings me back to you.

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You are the colors of this beautiful spring in the northwest ~ but

You must forgive me if I decide to curl up with a good book instead of quilting

Or if I decide to take a walk along the stream bank instead of quilting

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Or if I mow the lawn instead of quilting

Or if I water the gardens instead of quilting

Or if I swap veggie starts with a friend

Or if I chat with a grandchild instead of quilting

Or if I visit with a neighbor instead of quilting

Or if I decide to bbq instead of quilting

Or if I put out peanuts for the stellar jays

Or if ……I simply do absolutely nothing but take time to be thankful

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This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Lori, Margaret, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Susan,  Nanette, Sassy , Edith, Sharon and Bella.

 

 

 

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Tulip Quilt: Her Royal Purple Majesty

Hidden away, folded and stashed underneath a few other quilts draped on the quilt rack in the corner – by chance, by fate, by accident , something whispered – I am here – find me.

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I had totally forgotten about this Tulip quilt top, another Goodwill find, entirely hand pieced beauty. I have no idea how long ago I found her. How could I forget you?

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I have shared before I am not a purple fan….shame on me!

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Everything about this quilt, now named “Her Royal Purple Majesty” is gorgeous and I am excited to have this quilting project to look forward too. ©

Home of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival at my back door, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite festival posters too

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2017 Official Tulip Poster by Trish Harding

 

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2009 Official Tulip Festival Poster by Andy Sewell

 

 

Hand Quilt Along: Take 3

 

3 weeks has flown by but I have made some progress and the pattern is beginning to take shape on the back side of this Goodwill find. I have totally abandoned the quilt stand for  hoop and lap.

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Because this quilt project is so large and massive I am almost embarassed to write that I have the corners wound up and bound with pony tail hair bands…

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I have never been a fan of purple but this ‘winter quilt project’ is taking me into spring and I am falling in love with the purple square centers of of the wedding ring blooms.

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3 weeks for each update posting and in 3 weeks and I will be retiring from 20 years working at one of our local high schools as a para educator in special education coupled with an additional 10 years as a special needs para at the elementary level.

My how 30 years feels like 3 weeks ©

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This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Lori, Margaret, Kerry, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Deborah,  SusanJessicaSherryNanette, Sassy, Edith, Sharon and Bella.