A Good Way to End the Year!

Yesterday was one of those days I dream of.  I had the entire house to myself for the whole day!!  Sure, I could have done lots of things, but I really wanted to end this year with a bang.  I desperately wanted to finish putting all 16 blocks of Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore” together, complete with all of those half-square triangles.  So that is what I did!

First, I finished sewing all  of the triangles together and then trimmed them to the correct size.  You can read more about that here.  It is a lot of work, but so worth it!  Next, I stitched them together to make one long strip….

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….crossed my fingers and started stitching.

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So far, so good!

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I did the exact same thing for the other side.

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I thought I deserved a break, so I made a pot of tea, grabbed my Ipod and listened to some tunes in the hot-tub.  (Remember…I had the day to myself!!)6

When I came back in, I was raring to go, but my seat was occupied.  Didn’t matter, I was pumped!

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Finally!  After many, many hours, all 16 blocks stitched together!

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Cue the fireworks!

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Til next year…

Kerry

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26 thoughts on “A Good Way to End the Year!

  1. Wow!! That is incredible! Love your gorgeous quilt. Those triangles really pull it all together. Sounds like an amazing day for you.:)

  2. I am totally in awe- what beautiful blocks! I didn’t realize we were supposed to actually COMPLETE goals; thanks for the inspiration 🙂 Have a wonderful 2014!

  3. Just fabulous. I’m still looking for that hour to hand quilt. That’s all I asked for on the 25th and still haven’t taken a stitch. Tonight is the night!!!

  4. you do amazing work! I lurk, but never leave a comment, so please do not think I am judging…but are the saw tooth boards supposed to have the blue on the outside on two of the sides and the white on the outside on the other two sides? just asking…..
    a fabulous quilt!

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