*Ten points if you get the title reference
I am one lucky girl. My wonderful friend, Michelle, over at Factotum of Arts had a fabulous one year Blogiversary celebration. Not only did she have a great giveaway, but she also surprised the top 5 commenters on her blog with a $25.00 gift card to Etsy. I know, she’s awesome. Wait for it, I’m one of those lucky 5! I was so shocked – and I stayed up super late trying to think of what I most wanted to put this towards. I know that I want to keep whatever I make, because I’ll always think of Michelle. Plus, with school starting I’m realizing I need a SIMPLE project. So… wait for it… I decided on buying Flea Market Fancy (because a girls gotta have all the Denyse Schmidt she can get) and I’m going to make a String Quilt for a picnic blanket. Oh. my. gosh. I’m so excited. Denyse and string quilt could only be made more exciting by being a gift. Michelle, you are the best!
Now this is making me excited for my own first Blogiversary….
This weekend I also squeezed in a little bit of quilting. Thanks in part to the rain I was able to finish quilting Portholes. I am so happy that my vision came together and I love the final look. Here are some sneak peeks of the quilt before I put on the binding. Once again, the binding is my favorite part!
How much do you love that back? Fabulous. I’m pretty sure quilting is about to hit a major stand still, but I am determined to finish at least two more quilts this month. I. can. do. it. If I put it out there, surely I will achieve it, right?!
Be sure to check back for my next post – post 100! I have a pretty sweet giveaway, and I’m looking forward to sharing some quilty love after so much has been given to me!