My memory is so bad, but I do remember most of the gifts I have received, and who they were from. I love giving gifts, don't you? I am not the most thoughtful person, though, for instance I rarely remember to send a card, and I'm not good about welcoming people to the neighborhood with a freshly made pie, but at least I can make a quilt for someone who really needs comfort. I have good intentions of making and quilting quilts for various philanthropic charities, but I'm lucky if I get two of those done per year!
So while I am making someone else's day, I am also benefitting by being able to create with fabric. We will talk about all those sensory things in another installment. :)
Anyway, this is a Plus Quilt, and the PDF pattern is available to download for free from Craftsy. http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/plus-quilt---free-pattern/140183
I used fabrics from my stash, and quilted it with one of my favorite pantographs, Turbulence. I don't know if you can see in the pictures, but I used a light teal thread. I had envisioned lots of fun modern quilting on this, but I soon realized if I wanted to get this sent to my friend soon, I needed to do a quick quilting on this.
Since I have retired from my day job, I have found many, many new things to pique my interest. Way too many. Do I have to sleep?
One of them is learning to play the guitar.
I just finished an eight week beginner course, and have really enjoyed it. I've played past the pain and wear my callouses proudly. I am planning on memorizing all the major chords so I can take the intermediate course in the fall. I had no idea how hard it was to learn to play the guitar. Did you?