I missed out on the Spring festival because...well, I was moving, enough said :) But, I've made such great progress on this current quilt, that I definitely want to participate in the Fall Festival!! So, if you're here from the Blogger's Quilt Festival, welcome :) I can't wait to peruse all of your beautiful work too!
I am so excited to be able to finally share this quilt with you all (almost) in it's entirety!!!!! I finished the main part of the hand quilting last night and have only the borders left to do, then the binding, obviously. I started this quilt for my oldest daughter, who's five, after completing this quilt for my other daughter, who's three. I suppose now I need to get working on one for the little guy :) So, without further ado...
Material Obsession, which I absolutely love and would like to make every single quilt out of :) It's the first ever quilt that I've quilted completely by hand and I really love the effect. Thankfully, Natalie has been very patient with me ;) Here is a close up of the star quilting in the middle of each block:
So, what makes this quilt even more special, is the fact that my dear friend Jenn is visiting me this week for my birthday (yes, I'm 29 today!) and we are both making this same quilt!! Jenn and I met 9 years ago in Georgia, just before both our husbands left for Iraq. It was a God-ordained friendship, we are both convinced. 9 years and 5 kids between the two of us later, we still try to see each other once or twice a year. This is the two of us at our Harvest party at church last Friday (no, I don't usually dress in pig tails and a clown costume, hahaha)