The Gang's All Here
Honestly, I don't know where November went! Seemed like we were just morning-after-Halloween and now here we are, well into December.
I picked up some quilts from the machinist right before Thanksgiving and now they are all bound and ready for their recipients.
My younger granddaughter Aberdeen doesn't read my blog, so I'm feeling as though it is safe to post this photo. This quilt was begun back in the summer of 2012 during the Olympics, when I organized a swap with a whole lot of other enthusiastic quilters, some of whom live in different countries. It was quilted with a paper-doll design. I suppose the sashing interferes with the idea of all of these diverse children holding hands, but I thought they would show better with some space between them. I love this quilt and I hope Aberdeen does, too. It will be her Christmas present.
Many of the athletes are no longer in the news, such as that cute British guy in the tiny swimsuit at the start of row three. He has a french knot for a belly button. Usain Bolt is in the center of the top row, and that darling American gymnast is somewhere in her purple leotard. I thoroughly enjoyed every step of making this quilt.
My gratitude to Lynn for getting us going on this wonderful idea.