Saturday, April 19, 2014

Birthday Made Easy

Getting older is not easy.  My children know that momma is not having anymore birthdays, nor do I like to be reminded that I am getting older.  I can experience that every morning when I get up and look in the mirror.
But, with my friends, getting older is EASY, especially when they know me well enough to feed my addiction of quilting and sewing.  This year for my birthday, my dear friend gave me this wonderful mini quilt kit called Thimble Blossoms by Camille Roskelley.  Could these little spools of thread not be more adorable or fit my likes any better?  And to top it off, I have the perfect quilt hanger for this quilt.
Included in my birthday bundle was a Potluck by Moda charm pack, as well as additional yardage for the borders, backing and binding.  The finished quilt measures 14 by 16 inches and it only uses 14 out of the 42 squares.  The tops of the spools were made from leftover grey that I found in my stash from my barn quilt that I finished late last year.  It really was by far one of the quickest quilt tops I have ever put together, but I will admit cutting and sewing the tiny pieces was a challenge.

While the design was fabulous with just the white borders, I thought it needed just a little something more.  Plus, I had all those remaining charm squares just waiting to be used.  Today, I added a 2 inch square border with some of my favorite fabrics.  Aren't the little white chicks so sweet?

It is now all pinned and ready to be hand quilted.  Yes, I know I am not a huge fan of hand quilting, but this little quilt squeals to be hand quilted.  Plus, can you keep a secret.. . . . .  sssshhhhh . . .  I plan on entering this quilt into our local county fair in August and I was let in on a little secret that there are not many hand quilted entries.    It will be fun to see my little quilt hanging in amongst all of the more skilled quilter's quilts.
Thanks for making my birthday special Heather!

1 comment:

Mountain Home Quilts said...

It really is so adorable. I simply love it! :)