Thursday, June 17, 2010

I certainly didn't mean to be absent for so long.  Everything got very, very busy towards the end of May with all the things that need to be done at the end of the school year, plus having to pack up my classroom of a gazillion years in preparation for moving to a new school.  Have I mentioned that I am somewhat of a packrat?  As a special education teacher I never know what materials might come in handy "some" day, so I had drawers full of things to sort through and pack.  And even better, I had trained the rest of the teaching staff to think of me before discarding older materials, so even when I was knee deep in boxes, I still had teachers offering me more materials!  Thankfully, all is packed and (hopefully!) moved to the right classroom in my new school. 

In the midst of all the packing, I did manage a weekend off for a mini-retreat with my sewing group.  I was able to finally sew together all my Sister's Choice blocks.

I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.  Pink is not really my favorite, but the brown tones it down or butches it up, depending on your point of view.  It still needs borders, but I'm going to let it marinate for a bit before I make a decision on those. For details on the pattern, check out my last post. I can't say enough about Bonnie's patterns.  Her directions are clear and easy to follow, and the blocks went together easily. 

Now that summer break has finally begun I'm looking forward to having lots more sewing time.  Stay tuned!


Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Diana, I like your quilt very much.

nicolette said...

Hi Diana, nice to see your post and your lovely quilt!

Good luck with the packing!

nicolette said...

Hi Diana, nice to see your post and your lovely quilt!

Good luck with the packing!

Ali Honey said...

Your quilt has turned out very nicely!

Good luck in your new classroom.

Mir said...

I've been putting house pictures in a Facebook album, and your quilts show up in a few of them. I'm getting a lot of very positive comments about them! Thought you'd like to know. :)

Scraphappylady said...

That quilt is totally awesome Diana. I just got back into quilting after almost 20 yrs and with the help of my artistic husband am trying to create a unique design of my own. I can only hope that my quilts will turn out as well as yours.

bingo~bonnie said...

your pink & brown "Sister's Choice" quilt turned out so lovely!!! Lucky you to get to go on these sewing retreats with your sewing group!!!