Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday finishes!

This morning I put the final stitches in the binding of my Quilty365, or as I am calling it, A Year in My Life.



This is such a special quilt to me. 

It was started as a sewalong with Audrey at Quilty Folk, with the idea of appliquing a circle per day for a year with the intention that the fabric chosen would reflect that particular day in some way. Most of mine were, but I have to admit that some days I just picked a fabric to get the block done! Although, I somehow think that subconsciously the fabric chosen probably did have meaning on any particular day!

My quilt spans November 12, 2015 to November 11, 2016. For those of you doing the math...a few of the blocks are not on the quilt....they will be incorporated into the label on the back.

I started with a circle, but right away remembered years ago wanting to do a quilt with appliqued hearts, so I switched it up.

Lots of memories in this quilt.

Birthdays...



...puppies born last Summer...



The day we found out that our twin grandbabies would be a boy and a girl!...

....and near the beginning of the quilt, quite a few purple blocks to represent pain I was experiencing at that time....


On a side note....

In the Fall of 2015 I was in a lot of pain....so much so that I considered asking my doctor for a handicapped parking pass. I now know that sugar is the culprit for me. I try now to avoid sugar and on the times I choose to indulge I'll get what I call my "sugar pain". 

The other day I had a visitor bring me a beautiful butter tart (a Canadian treat which is mostly sugar, and delicious!). I chose to go ahead and enjoy....and like clock-work 45 minutes later the sugar-pain shot down my legs. (It was worth it!)

My life has changed so much since this quilt was started almost two years ago now. The biggest being taking up running and really enjoying taking part in races! 

Here I am last weekend after the Disco Dash 5k....I had to ask this stranger to pose for a picture since he was probably the most authentically dressed!....



What I'd like to know is how on earth did this happen, and with probably a million stitches in the quilt, however did I even notice it??!!....


I marked this block with a pin so I would remember to go back and fix it. I don't know if you can quite see it, but one of the stitches is a big loop! I've tried to ease it in, but, nope, it wouldn't co-operate, so I'll go back and un-quilt a tiny bit of the quilt and fix it.

I will cherish this quilt! Among other things, it will represent a transition from pain to good health :)



I'm also happy to say that I have actually finished my OMG - One Monthly Goal!!!

My goal for August was to complete my Freefall quilt....and I did it...


This quilt measures about 39" square, so I think it will be a wall-hanging for the guest room.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal-Finishes.

I am also linking with Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday and with Mama Sparks World for Friday is Finish Day, and with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a WhoopWhoop!.


To end this post, I'll choose a bit of cuteness...


Our pups are doing well, they are now trying to use their spindly legs to hold up their chubby selves and walk around!

Have a lovely day!




10 comments:

  1. Sharon, I am so impressed with your finish of your 365 day hearts. It looks great and such a lot of memories!

    Christine from Ontario

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  2. Your heart-y quilt is a lovely diary. The freefall maple leaves are grand! Good that you know that refined sugar is a culprit so you can gauge accordingly.

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  3. Both quilts look wonderful. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

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  4. Good for you! Like your heart quilt, I have one of the first hand appliqued quilts I made in the long arm waiting patiently! Love the falling leaves.
    Cudo's for you on the exercise program!

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  5. Two beautiful quilts! I'm partial to the "twin" heart. And, kudos on finishing the 5K run, too.

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  6. Congratulations on two great finishes! I still haven't done my tiny goal for this month, so I have to hurry along!

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  7. WoW! WoW! WoW! 2 quilt finishes and your run! You are amazing!

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  8. Way to go - two finishes! Your hearts quilt is so special. I know you'll cherish it. Do you think the thread loop my just work itself in when you wash it? And the Freefall quilt -- SO cool.

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  9. hahaha. I would have never noticed the oops loop. Great job on the quilt!

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