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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Birthdays, hexies and doll quilts...
Happy Birthday to ME
Happy Birthday to ME
Happy Birthday dear ME
Happy Birthday to ME!!!
Today was also my Grandmother Campbell's Birthday and for two whole days I will be FOUR years older than my darling and favorite brother, Thomas.
Today I am wearing one of Grandma's rings. It's very delicate so I don't wear it more than once or twice a year. It has our birthstone (garnet) and an opal.
Back in December when I started reading Julie's blog at http://quiltjewelry.blogspot.com/ I printed out a page of her hexie pendants and told Mom that was what I wanted for my Bday. I never thought I would get one because she asked me why I didn't want it for Christmas (too late to submit request as far as I was concerned) and what if she had already bought my Bday gift. After Christmas I said something about Bday/gifts and she said she wrapped "everything" for Christmas (we often got bigger gifts that were half Xmas/Birthday as kids). BUT, lo and behold I went to Mom and Dad's for Bday dinner Sunday and there was a large box. It was mostly stuffed with garbage bags but on the bottom was a hexie pendant in my favorites of purple/green/gold!!! Whew - now I don't to get the hexie tattoo we were joking about ;)
I've also taken to reading Kathleen's blog at http://sentimentalquilter.blogspot.com/ after I bought one of her books. A lot of her quilts (she has 4 books) are doll quilts and for 2012 she is doing a doll quilt-a-long. Each month she will pick a doll quilt and then we have a chore to do each week so that by the end of the month we should have finished it. Week #1 is picking fabric, #2 is piecing the blocks, #3 is adding sashing and borders and #4 is quilting and binding.
This 17" quilt top was pretty much from stash, including all the block pieces from my strip bins. I have enough of the border and sashing fabrics to use for the binding - which would you choose? The back will probably be a FQ out of my stash as well and I'm thinking of machine quilting fans on the quilt for that old timey feel.