This is May's little wall quilt which I finished up last year. It has greeted me each morning this month as I blindly stumble toward the coffee pot - so bright and happy! As you know, one of my favorite things about Miss Bertie is her creative hat choices. Don't you just love the little spring blossom hat on this one?
At the end of the year last year, I had completed six of these fun little BOM quilts - January through June. December is still in the bag, untouched. But July through November were in various stages of completion. Four of them were pieced, appliqued and embroidered, just in need of sandwiching and quilting to be done. The August quilt still needed to have the half-square-triangle border attached and the embroidery stitched around the center section....
Finishing these five quilts was one of my items on my Q2 Finish-Along list, as well as my guild's UFO list for this year, so I grabbed up my box and took it along to retreat a couple of weeks ago at the Red Rooster.
And Lo and Behold!
I got all five DONE!!!
(They may look a little wonky because they are not laying flat on the table,
but they are perfectly straight, I promise :*)
|July Bertie's Year|
One of my absolute FAVORITES!!!
|August Bertie's Year|
|September Bertie's Year|
|October Bertie's Year|
|November Bertie's Year|
I'd really rather not think about how much more quickly the months fly by with each passing year. Is that true for you too? Well, I find that looking forward to displaying a new little quilt with each flip of the calendar page makes it a little easier :*)
I'm delighted to mark this item off my Q2 Finish Along list - you can see my list HERE if you are interested. Adrianne at On the Windy Side blog is the hostess of this fun quarterly event, and I have to say, it has really helped to motivate me to get some projects completed that would very likely still be languishing on a shelf in my UFO closet!
Hugs & Blessings!