Done. Finished. Well, I still have to do labels. Will drag the embroidery machine out this weekend to work on that and some stuff for guild. But glad I got these things done. I still have the Halloween quilt top pinned and ready to go.
Canton Village Quilt Works blog and ordered it along with 5" solid squares. I used a wonderful variagated thread for the outer border to quilt a big feather. Debated on if I should take it out and use black thread. Decided to keep it and call it a day.
Now at this point my Loose Threads friends need to stop reading. Here's the pintuck piece I did which was for last months technique. The theme word was wave.
And for birthdays this year, the girls are exchanging strips but they need to be vertical and will not be connected in a long worm like we did last year. Grace said she'd like garden themed strips so I got my Whimsical Quilt Garden patterns from Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins (Piece o' Cake Designs) and used different flowers from their blocks and made this little beauty for Grace.
It's a sad thing about my cousin. He died of a heart attack and was only 40 years old and had 5 kids. He's had his problems the last couple years and as his wife said, he is finally at peace. My parents can't go to the funeral due to their health so I will represent the DeKruyf's. I feel for the family, especially my aunt. My uncle (Michaels dad) passed away just a few years ago, way too young as well. If you pray, keep her and Michaels wife and kids in your prayers.
Again, thanks for looking.