Here is finish #3. This quilt is from a pattern called "Midwest Pride". It is from the spring/summer 2007 Quilt Shop Sampler from American Patchwork and Quilting. I pieced and did the wool applique several months ago. Since then it has been draped across the back of a chair in the living room just waiting for the inspiration to layer it with backing and batting and do the quilting. My New Year's resolution is to finish some of the UFO's langoring in the sewing room closet and mixed in with quilts in the living room.
I like this quilt because the applique designs are all of things I like. Sunflower, crow, sheep, watermelon, a saltbox house, stars, and a flag. It was fun to make. The wool applique is easy to do. I decided that, being a primitive style quilt and having the thickness of the wool, I would resort to the simple machine quilted crosshatch design. It was quick to quilt.
Speaking of the crosshatch design. I have been doing that on everything here of late. I decided that finished was better than unfinished. The crosshatch is easy to do with the machine. I don't plan on doing it on everything I quilt but I like the feeling of "done".
Thank you for all the birthday wishes. I could not do much on my birthday. I had an injection in my knee in the morning and had to take it easy the rest of the day. We did go out to lunch but no where else because I was limping so much. The knee was pretty much recuperated from the injection by the next day. That was injection #4. I can have five but I am not sure I need the fifth. I will wait and see.
I have printed out the free block of the month pattern for January from Bunny Hill Designs. I really like the cute snowman in the basket. Darlene from A Quilting Daze already has her block prepped for stitching. I think I had better work on some more finishes before I start this new project.
I noticed last February that so many of you have Valentine quilts that you have made. I have a couple quilts with hearts but none so specific that I would say it is a Valentine quilt. I have been searching my books for something suitable. I have a Joined at the Hip pattern that I am considering making. I look forward to seeing all your Valentine quilts on the blogs I visit.
Time for me to get busy. Thanks for the visit! Come back soon.