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Friday, October 15, 2010

Puzzle Finish

First I want to thank all of you who emailed me and left comments regarding my last post.  I tried to respond to all of you but in case I missed someone then .... THANK YOU !!!  Your words of enouragement and advice were very helpful and appreciated.  As corny as it sounds ... it did make a difference in my life.

My time at home has been extended another 2 weeks for now.  My physical problems remain the same but my perspective and attitude have changed tremendously in the past week.  Amazing !!

Now on to my finished quilt top:

That last stretch to the finish was an effort .... this is the first bed-size quilt I have done since returning to quilting and I love the end result !  The top was too big for me to handle for a full picture but when it comes back from the longarm lady I will get a full picture of it.

There was a huge mess all over the house when I was done!  OMG!  I was further blessed that my DH did not offer one complaint about.  He even helped me clean it all up by vacuuming.  What a sweetheart!

 I was curious as to how many different fabrics I used.  A scrap here, a fat quarter there and ended up with over 100.  Here are the leftovers:

I still need to make a matching pillow sham, but am taking a break from these little 6 inch squares for now.  I have an "Origins" layer cake to make into a D9P.  I told you I was addicted to the pattern!!  It is simple, easy and quick.  Yeah !!!