There's nothing like a show deadline to kick you in the butt! The Sauder Village Quilt Show opens next week and I have to take the quilt to Ohio on Sunday afternoon for the event. ("Miss Emilie's Garden," pattern by Lori Smith).
This border was really challenging for me...the fuddly piecing on the mitered corner...zeesh! The corners are not perfect, but I am glad I pushed forward with them. I'm not sure more seam ripping would have helped...lining up the appliqued sawtooth edges was very difficult.
The hand quilting was so soothing at a particularly stressful time...I am so ready for things to get less stressful in our family!
I tried to sneak in hand quilting my initials in the bird block, but I think the tiny block made it too crowded. It just looks like a glob of quilting stitches. Those applique blocks measure less than 6 inches square.
I was slightly more successful adding the date I finished it...
The whole quilt measures 42 x 42 inches.
Last night was the first "pay-off" event for a graduating high school senior at Washtenaw International High School...Honors Convocation.
Riley won the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program Departmental Award for Literature and will graduate Summa Cum Laude at the end of May. This is her Lit teacher making the presentation.
We are very proud of the way she has handled the family stress of the last year (better than her parents...). She has made her college decision and will accept the Presidential Scholarship and attend the University of Alabama in the fall. Roll Tide, Roll!
(That is a little hard for me to say, as I graduated across the state from Auburn University...War Eagle!)
Now, on to the prom this weekend...
Anyone going to the 39th Annual Sauder Village Quilt Show in NE Ohio next week? Maybe I will see you there!