It’s hard to believe that it’s 2014 already-but the cold in Upstate New York definitely reminds me that it’s January! It’s really been a strange winter season so far. Sometimes the temperature will be in the 40’s and then a couple of days later, it will be in the teens or below zero. Go figure. I guess you just have to love it or move to a warmer climate. The warmer climate is not for me – I really like the change of seasons.
My favorite, as everyone knows, – Fall. And that’s the reason that the vice-president chose the theme Fall leaves and the colors for my President’s quilt. Traditionally the retiring president receives blocks from guild members, in her preferred theme and/or colors.
When I received my blocks, to say that I was pleased would be an understatement. I did start to assemble the top soon after I received them , but, ‘life’ got in the way and they unfortunately became ‘one’ of my UFO’s.
I brought them out again last Fall when our quilt show chairs decided to feature a President’s Corner at our 2014 quilt show. Sometime an incentive of sorts is just needed
Putting them up on my design wall, I was sorry that I hadn’t finished the quilt sooner. The blocks are so beautiful that I would have a hard time picking out my favorite ones.
I brought them to our annual quilters’ retreat at the Watson Homestead in Painted Post NY in October and finished the center which I decided put on-point as a center medallion.
Unfortunately when I got home I had to put the blocks away again so that I could finish up Christmas presents. I finally brought them out last week and have settled on the block placement. Now I only have to finish the sashing and it will be ready to go to the long-arm quilter.
This is certainly destined to become one of my favorite quilts.
There is always time to quilt!