25 September 2015

A Year in my Life

This quilt was started before I had my blog and finished on Tuesday night - well over 8 years.

Leanne Beasley's original idea was to make a note every day for a year but I knew I couldn't keep up with that so I made a panel for a month with a few little stitcheries on each diary block.  I had a collection of 12" star block patterns I'd been wanting to use in a quilt so this worked out well using a variety of red, burgundy, caramel, off-white and cream fabrics from my stash.

 

Karen did the quilting a few months ago and the binding was sewn on straight away but not stitched down till this week.


Reading what happened over that year has been fantastic:  my children's 20th, 25th and 28th birthdays, our holiday in Tasmania, Mum's 80th birthday party, a friend's visit to Sydney for the quilt show and lots of everyday stuff.  So much has happened since then including university graduations, two weddings, two grandbabies.

5 comments:

FIONA said...

Wow Lynda - that is amazing - what a great idea - it looks wonderful! And well done on finishing .... no-one ever said it was a race to finish quilts did they??

Susan said...

Thats an extra special one. I remember thinking I couldn't keep up with a note a day either, but what you have done is a lovely keepsake.

helbel19 said...

I had forgotten you started this quilt.... so glad you finally got it finished, what a great keepsake.

marina said...

well done on your finish, a much more practical interpretation of the journal quilt. I did a post a day on mine and it is huge. I doubt it will ever get quilted or completed as I'm worried about the writing fading. It is nice to revisit it though, it was a big year.
Love the colours you have used.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a fantastic quilt ....lots of lovely memories xxx

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