Okay, so here's my most recent finished quilt to share with you:
|"Math Is Beautiful," 51" x 51", Teacher Gift Based On My Son's Design|
|My Son Holding Up the Quilt He Designed While Doodling In Math Class|
After finishing Math Is Beautiful, I discovered Tula Pink's Tabby Mountain quilt pattern showcasing her Tabby Road fabric collection for Free Spirit Fabrics, and I thought it would be a great "quick and easy" project to whip up for more quilting practice on my longarm machine. Ah, but NOTHING I do is every quick OR easy!
|Completed Tabby Mountain Quilt Top On My Design Wall|
|I Finished the Ruler Work Quilting On This Row! Does That Count?|
|Late Night Quilting Tools: Purple Marking Pen, Rulers, TOWA Bobbin Gauge, Scented Candle, Red Wine|
-- BUT-- even though Christ's last words were "it is finished," the story does not end with death on a cross. The trumpets and hallelujahs are coming on Easter Sunday; we just have to be patient and wait three more days. And you know what? My Tabby Mountain quilt is coming along really nicely and I'm learning SO much. I just need a little more time with it. Maybe not three whole days, but at least one more day! I'm publishing this post at the stroke of midnight EST on Thursday evening/Friday morning, and I know I'll have several hours of quilting time during the day
|2 PM EST Update: Two More Rows of Solid Triangles Quilted!|
|I Am SO PROUD of the SID Between the Green and Yellow Fabrics!|
You know, singing in several different choirs at multiple church services and shuttling my kids back and forth to their youth events definitely eats up a lot of my time every week, but it feeds my soul, reminds me again and again of what really matters versus what is trivial, and I walk out of worship feeling restored, renewed, forgiven and redeemed -- and ready to take on the world! To all of you who are celebrating Easter with me this weekend, to those of you who will be celebrating Passover seder this Saturday, and to those of other faiths whose holidays fall on other dates, may we all feel the power of God's love, mercy, and redemption in our lives not just on holy days, but for all of our days (especially the days of disappointment, failure and despair).
And now, without further ado, it's YOUR turn! What have YOU finished -- or partially finished -- this week? Link up your fabulous finishes here (be sure to use the direct URL of your post) and don't forget to visit and comment on the other finishes, because the comment love is what makes this a party! Please include a text link in your post and/or a button for TGIFF so your visitors can come back here to discover other people's finishes as well.
I'm also linking up with Finished Or Not Friday and with Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.
I remember you posting about the quilt your son designed earlier. You both did a great job on that project. Tabby Mountain is a lovely quilt and your quilting is looking very nice. Before you start quilting today, take some time to relax yourself, it will make the quilting easier. Thank you for your words about Good Friday, they were very meaningful to me.
I really like your finished quilt and that Tabby Mountain quilt is going to be amazing! I love the colours! Both wonderful projects. Thank you so much for hosting TGIFF this week! :-)
Being a young mom with teens is enough to keep you busy busy busy. I say continue to enjoy it!!! I mean my long-arm came during my empty nest phase....and now I'm a "young" Grandma. (LOL I just had to add that one) But really, sometimes....as working moms too....finding time to quilt IS hard. I'm glad you found a peace of heart....because you are amazing nd doing everything with such a good heart. Thanks for hosting. Happy Easter.
I managed to finish this 4th round of the Hertfordshire Quilt - a long way to go though before the whole quilt is finished.
I love that you took a design from your son's notebook! You may have a future quilter on your hands! Tabby Road is beautiful. Those triangles are so great and your quilting is very cool! There is never enough time in the day sometimes...but a candle, sewing machine and wine...you are speaking my language!
First of all, I love that you have a glass of wine and a candle burning in your quilting studio. You are my kind of quilter. Secondly, your quilting on Tabby Road is wonderful! For it being your second quilt, you are doing an awesome job. I'm glad you didn't do any harm to yourself or the quilt trying to finish it before today. We get to see your beautiful math quilt again and, once again, congratulate your son on his design. Happy Easter to you.
This is a beautiful post, and a perfect hosting for Good Friday at TGIFF! Rebecca, your ruler work is AMAZING.
Lovely post. Happy Easter!
I like your thoughts on this! All too often we get ourselves in a dither over man made deadlines and goals. I am sooo guilty of this. And while it's good to set goals, it's also good to remember there are more important things in life. May you find time to finish your goal and enjoy all the joys of Easter!
What beautiful quilts, and a beautiful reminder of what this weekend is all about. Thanks for hosting TGIFF. I hardly ever finish anything!
Thank you for sharing your humility. We are a community and know that every failure is a learning experience. The math quilt is Beautiful, and tabby road will be worth the time taken to get it right.
Have a joyous Easter.
I just love Tabby Mountain. The pattern is fun and the colors are happy add vibrant.
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