November 10, 2010

36 Blocks...

Yesterday's Block Party was a huge success! I began sewing all the squares together at 9 am, and when I quit at 10 pm all 36 blocks were finished, and I had decided on the layout. (Apologies for the night-time photo, but I just had to show you how much I accomplished in one intense day.)

I'll get the quilt top assembled this morning, along with the back for the quilt, and then I'll drive it down to Kathy in Harbour Heights so she can quilt it (assemble top, batting and backing with the fancy quilt stitching) for me. After she's finished, it will come back to me to finish off with binding.

I'm hoping that Fezzik will share photos of the finished quilt top with you tomorrow. (Perhaps if I give him a little extra kibble?) I'm never quite sure what he wants to write about until he starts pecking away on my laptop. He's so smart!

I'll be picking up the Nantucket Quilt, which is now ready for binding, too. The next time you see that, it will be ready to ship to our hostess on the island.
This evening is our Veterans Day concert for the Concert Band and Chorale. (Remember, this will be my first concert with the Chorale.) It's going to be quite inspirational and patriotic. I wish you could all be here to enjoy it. I'm really hoping that someone is going to be recording it. I'm usually the person to do that, but I'll be singing this time, instead.

Happy Veterans Day to all the servicemen and women,
and all of our veterans who sacrificed so much
that we might live in freedom.
My family and I are very grateful.
Before I sign off for today, I also want to apologize for not responding to your daily comments or making my usual rounds to say hello to my blog pals. The design for the Lavender Dreams quilt was really a lot more involved than I anticipated, and with the deadline to get it to Harbour Heights, I've really been behind the 8 ball I sort of bit off more than I could chew.

You know how much I love stopping in to visit and leave my notes on your blogs...and likewise, how much I appreciate each and every comment. I want you to know that I read all of your notes as they come in, and I promise I'll get back to my regular schedule very soon. I'm hoping to get back to normal by the beginning of next week.

Til then, I hope you'll accept my blog posts as my "conversation" with each of you, and know that I'll be back to what passes for normal around here before you know it.

13 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Rebecca said...

Donna...

This is amazing my friend! Oh my gosh... Totally beautiful.

Now...I have to tell you every time I visit and I see my strawberry on your page I squeal with delight! :) It's on my nightstand and I LOVE HER!

Blessings to you this Fall...

xo~Rebecca PS: I'm always lurking! :)

Liszha said...

Gee, you had a busy day! Pfffff.......your back must be aching from sitting behind the machine whole day.
I thought quilting meant making all the pieces and sew them together so no clou what you want Kathy to do with it?
Anyway, I love it! I love the colors! So my thing!
One day, when I am retired or something I must pick up this hobby!

Patty C. said...

Absolutely stunning !! You are gifted at what you do - that is for sure - so creative !!!

Michelle May said...

I knew you could do it. When you close your eyes to you see nothing but triangles? hee,hee,hee.
It's gorgeous girlfriend. Just gorgeous!
Have a wonderful time tonight and have lots of fun! Wish I could be there.
xx, shell

Ruby said...

The concert sounds wonderful. God bless you and yours. The quilt is gorgeous of course. What a workhorse! Fezzik will have to post so you can rest, good dog that he is! LOL

Suzann said...

Goodness that's just beautiful!!!

I can only imagine just how pooped you must be after that kind of day.

Sherri said...

Donna, absolutely gorgeous!! You did a marvelous job! I figured you were busy that was why no personal responses. This time of year is so busy for everyone, especially those that make their gifts! Have a great day!

Tina Eudora said...

Gorgeous Donna! When I first looked at it I had the feeling of ocean waves with sweet boat sails bobbing over it! Love the colors, really spectacular...love to Kes and Fez!
Tina xo

MosaicMagpie said...

What a great way to spend the day and such a good use of time! I love the colors.
Debbie

Sammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful, beautiful, and more beautiful.

Love,

-Samya :-)

Createology said...

I do wish I could hear your concert and singing for this wonderful Veteran's day we share. I too am so grateful for all that serve our country and save us. Your quilt is really gorgeous and coming along quite nicely. You will be done in short order. Happy concert...

Faerie Moon Creations said...

How beautiful! Can't wait to see what report little Fezzik will give tomorrow. Good luck with the concert - I'm sure you will do quite well. Theresa

Beedeebabee said...

OMG, this is so beautiful! I can't believe how much you did, Donna. You're so amazing! xo Paulette

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