Not only was Saturday St. Patrick's Day, it was also National Quilting Day! Our guild met, all wearing green. Before sitting down to stitch, we had a bit of business:
Totally stoked for this one.
MollyJolly showed and told.
Craftsy blocks of the month were introduced.
A special gift was given.
Then, after a delicious potluck (and musing on a future guild cookbook), we sat down to stitch! My big accomplishment was finishing my Sew. Happy. Geek. Quilt-A-Long top. The others were very tolerant of my periodic squeals and exclamations of, "Oh my goodness, I love this!"
It has a name: the Frances Quilt. Those who know me know the significance of the name, but Frances means "free", and I love the freedom of print, colour, and design of the quilt. That name just feels right. I'll be happy to piece the back and quilt it!
Afterwards, as a reward for setting those blocks, I started in on my greens.
Those leaves are slight modifications of a pattern found here.
The night before I'd stitched my OYG practice block...
And real block! (Green toenails included for St. Patrick's Day--and as I almost wore orange for Northern Ireland, I find it quite appropriate!)
Hope everyone else enjoyed their National Quilting Day as much as I did! Now to finish those greens...