Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Feeling a Bit Frazzled

We just survived our oldest son's senior graduation and then tonight was our youngest daughter's 8th grade promotion!  I have been feeling the oddest mixture of pride, happiness, sadness, relief, exhilaration, and many more emotions I'm sure.  The next phase of our life is just starting and I just don't know if I'm completely ready for it.:)
All the hand quilting finished!!
Anyway, seeing as this is supposed to be a quilty blog, I suppose I'd better explain away my pictures!  Sometime before the end of last week I was able to put the last stitch in this 'Floating 4-patch' quilt.  Our Internet has been playing games with us for almost a week though, so I couldn't post about it and then frankly, I was too busy to do much about it anyway.
I forgot to cut the fabric away from the back of the trees
so I just loosely quilted them using stab stitching.
Did I mention that we hosted a barbecue for almost 60 people on Saturday in celebration of our graduate?  Honestly, at times I wish my quilting room was in the back corner of the house so I could have snuck away to get in some good therapy time.*wink
Upstairs waiting on the binding decision.
If I can just get through the rest of this week, maybe life will slow down to a dull roar.  I have so many quilts fighting for space in my head that I want to work on!  Plus, if I could be guaranteed a window of 3 hours or so of quiet time (nobody bopping through my front door), I could sandwich my next quilt.  It just doesn't feel right to not have a quilt in the hoop....

5 comments:

  1. Your quilt turned out so nice! I can see almost any color binding looking good.

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  2. I love the applique on your patchwork - I have done things like that too and always love the results.
    Karen

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  3. The applique takes a simple design and makes it special.

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  4. Audrey your quilt is amazing I love the added touch of the trees! your hand quilting is exquisite.
    Sorry that your children are growing up, I am sure the mixture of feelings can be overwhelming, we quilters are very fortunate to have this hobby to help us through them.
    Congrats on both your children.

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  5. the quilt looks great!....I hope the rest of the week goes well and you can get some quality time with a quilt soon :)

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