I don’t know how I managed this, but today is EXACTLY one month since my last blog post; I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy during this past month, too!
In the first part of November we had a snowfall of 7”-10”, leaving a bunch of ice on the streets and sidewalks and an inversion that caused some VERY cold weather!
Participants in my online vintage sewing machine group decided to make a quilt for a friend of the group who was recently diagnosed with cancer and I made this 54/40 or Fight block. It’s one of my favorites! The participants in the group are far and wide and most of us haven’t met in person. However, we got a lot of satisfaction making this quilt and it turned out great so we’re going to continue this group.
I’ve also been working diligently on a quilt for a special veteran. This vet is a new friend of my mom’s so I thought I’d take some blocks that I had left over from the first American Hero Quilts I made to make this second quilt. I figured I’d get it finished in time for Christmas.
Well, I got an email from my mom in early November telling me that my brother, who lives in New Hampshire, was bringing his 15 year old son to visit my mom, who lives in Montana. He’s a Montana State University alumni and my mom is a University of Montana alumni and they planned on attending the cross-state rivalry Cat-Griz football game. Of course that changed all my plans!
Try as I might, I didn’t get the quilt finished in time for the trip so I’m putting the borders on it and piecing the back this weekend. It’ll have to be a Christmas gift instead, especially if I decide that it’s not long enough; he’s a tall guy!
I already know how I want to quilt the interior and which thread I’ll use, so now I need to figure out how to do the borders. I’m pretty pleased with how this one is turning out!
I’d better get moving if I want to get any sewing done today. I’ll post an update on the last customer quilt I did for this year next time.