It’s now on the up side of the Winter Solstice! Once again, the days are getting longer. And, before we know it, this winter will be over! Spring is just around the corner!
The last time I posted, it was about the Promises I made to myself. I’m thrilled to report: I had the honor of covering three Veterans at the American Legion Post #116 Christmas Party!
Doing the math, I have one quilt finished/ready and safely stored (because I had 4 ready for the party but only 3 new Veterans attended)!
And, my friend’s quilt will be ready for the January’s Post meeting! We have 2 new members I’m hoping will attend!
Once I get back to the sewing room…
This is what 1080 pieces sewn together looks like! It’s called a “Beggars Quilt” or “Charm Quilt” and some call it a “Postage Stamp Quilt”.
It’s taken me a little over a year to complete it thus far. I put a call out for scraps back in May 2016 in the article “Begging for the Beggar” and the response was overwhelming! Thank you again to my family and friends that now have a bit of their scraps in this quilt!
I quickly discovered, however, I can do just so much cutting (holding/using a rotary cutter) at one time and is why it’s taken me so long! I didn’t make it for the 2017 Dallas Quilt Show, but that’s okay.
With this quilt, I plan on covering a Veteran ~ not a member of our Post ~ but a member of our community. I’ve been acquainted with him for many years now. Back in March, his sought after advice meant the world to me and brought me inner peace I haven’t had since my daddy was called home. It’s past time I cover him.