is it just me or does this shot make you want to weep with happiness too?!
okay, maybe it's the drugs . . .
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
my big rex begonia is beginning it's annual flowering event. every year in early february it blooms and blooms and blooms. by the 14th (valentines day) the floor underneath of it is constantly filling with these tiny petals of pink confetti. it's messy but i LOVE it~!!~
i'm a little late joining in but here's my little Abundance quilt-along flimsy in it's entirety.
i like having most of my doll quilts finish up in a rectangular shape rather than a square . . . i guess it seems more like it's going to fit some sweet small dolly bed that way. . .
anyway, i went a bit renegade (;-O) and added a border onto the top and the bottom of mine to get that preferred shape. it just so happened that i had a chunk of that (green with larger red flowers) fabric left on the table after getting all the rest of it pieced and as it also happened to be exactly the same length as i needed i took that as a sign and simply cut it in half horizontally to get one piece for the top and one piece for the bottom. easy peasy and all done~!
it currently measures 16.75 x 12.5 inches.
this is the backing that i stitched together for it.
i used pieces left over from making the front to piece it together as well. none of them had to be adjusted in width and only one had to be trimmed in length.
the quilting will soon commence.
this was a really quick and a really fun little quilt-along hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts. if you've not had the pleasure of visiting her blog before i highly recommend that you do so. she's delightful in every way and a very active and talented quilter. if you have an interest in quilting you won't be disappointed.
today i'm linking up to the dolly quilt-along linky party there. there's bound to be many other sweet little "Abundance" quilts for you to admire should you decide to take a peek. i know that i can hardly wait to see what other interpretations have been created~!
recent gifts include:
- feeling the love from all who have helped to care for me as i recover from my hip replacement surgery
- a gap between snowstorms as i travelled home
- plenty of time to take all of the long sleepy naps that i need as my body heals
- being 'greeted' by so many sweet comments on my blog ~ thank you~!!~