Quilting

No – I Know It’s Really Not Fall

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.

Center Medallion

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.

President's Quilt layout

President’s Quilt on Design Wall

This is certainly destined to become one of my favorite quilts.

 

There is always time to quilt!
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