Sunday, October 17, 2010

Another month has come & gone...

I've really been slacking on the blog thing. Sorry 'bout that! I've been a little busy: working, going on a cruise, hanging out with my baby girl as much as possible (which isn't much since she's a senior in high school, volunteer firefighter, and babysits during any free moment). I've also been busy working on a project for a very special young man : Matt's Marine Quilt. I just got the top done last night and now on to all the B's: borders, batting, basting, binding. Somehow I think the hand-piecing of the blocks and putting together the quilt top were the easy parts... we shall see!

Here's the finished quilt top:

And a close-up of some of the hand-pieced blocks in the center...

I had wanted to hand-piece each block, and the entire quilt for that matter, but with a deadline of November 24 that just was NOT gonna be possible. I think he'll be happy with it, even if some is done on the machine. This has definitely been a work of love, and I've enjoyed every single minute of it!

We also celebrated a VERY big day in our family on 10/10/10 ---

my Nana's 100th Birthday!

You tell me...does this look like a hundred-year-old woman to you?? Man, I hope I got some of those great genes!! Love you bunches, Nana!!!


Melissa said...

I've missed your posts! The quilt looks gorgeous, and your grandmother looks fantastic for her age!

RagamuffinQuilts said...

Wonderful quilt! Happy birthday to your nana, she does look fantastic! ♥