It's apparently National Quilting Day! Never heard of it before! But KwiltyKim over at her blog says it is and I believe her. In celebration of the event, KwiltyKim is having a giveaway -- go check it out! Click on her name and you'll get there. Actually don't bother -- I want to win the giveaway. :D Just kidding.
In honor of National Quilting Day, I thought I'd show a quilt top that was part of a round robin thing that a bunch of friends (including me) did together. The quilt top is currently at one of the participant's houses waiting for that final border. I've been waiting for a long time, but I know life gets in the way. And I'd rather wait for my friend to come visit and bring the quilt top with her anyway.
This round robin was the kind where you provide a block for the quilt and each participant adds a border to it and then passes it on. I really love how mine is coming out. I actually provided the 4 blocks in the middle, and then also included a bunch of the other blocks that were used in the borders. Yes, they're Dear Jane blocks. I believe -- if my rather unreliable brain remembers correctly -- that the Dear Jane blocks were part of another round robin. But with my unreliable brain I may be wrong about that. My brain is particularly unreliable tonight -- more on that after this picture.
I admit, the main reason why I chose to show this quilt and none of my other quilts is that this is the one that I happen to have pictures of on my computer. :D I'm sooooo tired today. I think I ended up with a huge sugar rush from all the birthday celebrations for the boy child yesterday. We had milk shakes with our burgers at Johnny Rocket's (one of the boy child's favorite places to eat), and then later on we had cookie cake. And whoa, by the time I went to bed, I was wide awake and rarin' to go! lol! Couldn't sleep forever, then eventually did. But was up and bouncing again around 4am. So I read for a while instead. Ugh! Anyway, that's my excuse for not showing my in-progress Baltimore Album quilt (it's supposedly being handquilted by me, who's not touched it in decades), or my Tumbling Blocks quilt (which was mine mine mine after a long string of baby quilts for friends and family), or the Sunshine and Shadows quilt in Amish- ish colors, or the Angel quilt (can't remember who designed it, but I love it), or -- well you get the idea. Yes, I'm a lapsed quilter, and I admit it.
Anyway, enjoy National Quilt Day -- what's left of it. And go to KwiltyKim's blog and enter the giveaway.
On the stitching front, I finished Lois Minshall last night while on that sugar rush. I'll do my best to take pictures of it and post them tomorrow.