In my last post I told you I celebrated ( celebrated may be a stretch) my birthday a couple of weeks ago. While I haven't really been struggling with this birthday, I have reflected on being older and how I have experienced a few of the perks of being of a certain age now. For example, I got a new knee this year. Also, a few days after my birthday, I got one of those "age" moles removed. Pleasant thought, I know. Well, yesterday, as I was sitting in my house which was a balmy 85 degrees, drinking a cup of coffee, I realized this: yes, I am indeed old. Only old people drink coffee when it is super hot right?! As I sat there sweating, I began to laugh at myself. Another sign? Laughing did make me feel a bit better. I really felt better, however, when the repairman finally arrived and fixed the air conditioning!
Another thing that made me feel better was that I finished the quilt for my sister. Her birthday is Sunday when, once again, she will be older than me! I started this quilt after finishing the Friendship Star - Disappearing Nine Patch table topper I made for a Mother's Day gift. I selected the fabrics completely myself. This is the hardest part for me! I think I know colors, but deciding if patterns coordinate is difficult. I picked the focus fabric first and then picked out a dark, a light, and then two neutrals.
I'm not sure what the block is called. I saw it first at Red Pepper Quilts. Rita called her quilt the Lifesaver. Basically, it is a nine patch using two fabrics and half square triangles at each corner. It was pretty easy and fun to make!
I quilted it with straight lines that run diagonally across the quilt. The lines intersect in the center of each block center. I folded the backing fabric to the front for the binding. This time I "mitered" the corners.
58" X 58"
Happy Birthday to my big sister!
One last thing...I won five fat quarters playing Mystery Mondays at Annie's Ruby Slipperz! The parcel arrived yesterday and can't tell you how excited I am to start my next project with the fabric! They are absolutely gorgeous!