Where did a month go? It went to hectic places people. But who wants to hear about that? Not me, let's talk quilting!
This quilt started nearly a year ago (and was finished and photographed a month ago I might add - hence the leaves still on the tree, they are gone now!)...I wanted to find a way to thank the owner, Chris, of Patch Halifax for her support of my wee Guild, the MMQG. Since opening just over a year ago, Chris has generously allowed us to meet at her shop for our monthly meetings. This has meant the world to us.
So of course, making a quilt for Chris was an obvious answer! I threw out the idea to the Guild and I quickly had eleven of my quilty peeps volunteer to make flying geese blocks. We used the Migration Block Tutorial.
Once I had all the blocks in hand, picking out a layout was a bit of a challenge. I wanted something simple, but those blocks are pretty busy! So I decided to make a "Patch" of geese in some negative space. Simple straight line quilting with some coordinating thread gave the whole thing a little something something.
Some of the blocks were not quite big enough for the main patch, but I did not want to leave anything out, so I chopped those babies up and made a pieced strip for the back.
When we gave the quilt to Chris at our November meeting she was so pleased. Chris recently had a new baby boy and with another little one already at home, getting a gift just for her was a nice treat!
We all know that the process of making a quilt makes us feel good, I mean why else would be cut up fabric and put it back together again? But making this quilt, with my Guild mates, felt extra special. I love giving things that I know will be loved in return.
Speaking of love - I have to share this last picture. My Husband was helping me take pictures on a very windy fall day and when I was going through the pictures...I found this...my favorite. The PJs and rubber boots...that's my man!
My wee Guild is not so wee anymore and we have outgrown Chris's Shop, not a bad problem to have, but I will really miss meeting in such a creative atmosphere and surrounded by all of that fabric! That we have to move makes me even more happy that we were able to gift Chris this flimsy to remember us by! Mind you I am sure none of us will be strangers to Patch...did I mention the fabric?
Well I better get back to the Christmas sewing. Its a race!
Ho Ho Ho