Hello from Margaret's Hope Chest!! My friends, we are back in business here! Three months ago I left to take care of a very important adoption from China and although it was harder than I ever imagined it would be I have come up on the other side and I can once again tell you that with certainty that whatever doesn't kill you will indeed make you stronger. And so, here is our family of seven!!
Believe it or not, I have been able to complete quite a few quilts this summer. I did not start any new projects because I just did not have the brain power for that but finishing quilt tops takes very little brain power!
Earlier in the spring I had made a hundred or more 'plus' blocks. There was enough to make 3 tops--2 lap-sized and one larger lap-sized.
I straight line quilted them because as I have mentioned before, my machine in Michigan is old and tired and can only muster enough energy to sew in one direction.
Here's one finished--this one went to the postpartum program at Pine Rest.
I LOVE this backing fabric--it reminds me of my daughter Anne and that feeling you only have as a child-endless summer days.
Finally, I finished this quilt top which I made over a year ago. I love the bright colors and the bold backing. It also awaits someone who needs some HOPE for the future.
Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday post!!!