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I finally finished something!

It feels like forever since I've finished something. That's what I get for taking on several large projects all at once, most of which have to remain secret until Christmas. But, this one I can show you!

I got asked to make this quilt top for a store sample for my local quilting shop. I started on Sepember 7th and finished about half an hour ago. Not bad for beng intermittently sick and losing power to half my house during that time.

I know, I know. So not my style. Country colors? Appliqued circles? But, it's grown on me. I'm not saying I'm going to start another just like it. But, I could definitely see myself doing the pattern again in some colors that are more me. Maybe a patriotic sort of bright red, white and blue with yellow stars?

Most of all, I'm proud of my quilt-making prowess. I was so worried when I saw the pattern. I was sure that by the time I got to that final pieced border there would be trouble. I was sure things were just not going to match up right. But, you know what? They did. The center measured just right. The border measured just right. Everything came together perfectly. Whew.

I'm off to deliver this to the store where they will take care of the quilting. I'll be sure to take a picture once it's on display! And, hey, if anyone is interested in making one of their own, email me ( and I'll get you the name and phone number of the store where you can order your own kit!


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