I'd love to welcome you to my house...
but I do want to take a few moments to reflect and remember all the
victims of 9/11/01
A day when so many lives were lost, so senselessly.
A day when lives were changed forever.
A day when "security" became a word that is now a part of our everyday life.
I work for the airlines and was front row to what happened.
While I looked out the windows,
all I could see were planes descending from the skies,
landing at the closest airport available. It was surreal.
We had no idea what was happening and were scared to death.
Everyone pitched in to get planes to gates and unloaded,
towed off and parked so more planes could get in.
The tragedy struck in New York, but the entire world dealt with the repercussions.
There were thousands of travelers from all over the globe
stuck for days in places they had no intention of visiting.
It brought out the very best in Americans.
It's true... tragedy makes us stronger...differences are set aside...
we become brothers and sisters.
Something so easy to forget from day to day.
RIP, to all the victims and first responders who have, since passed
from the environmental hazards they suffered, saving so many...
Now, I would like to welcome you to my house with this
"Wild Rose Cottage" quilt.
I saw this on a blog back in 2013, and fell in love with it.
When I emailed the blogger who shared it, I was sad to learn that the
pattern was no longer available.
It was a "Patchwork Party 2010 online shop, block party pattern.
But, she had actually seen my "International Sunbonnet Sue" quilt
and we did a little swap. We mailed each other our patterns.
Now that's the way to do things!
This was quite the undertaking. It took Marti Mitchell templates that I didn't have,
but they did provide templates for the blocks in the pattern.
I traced them onto freezer paper and cut out each of the pieces by hand.
Whew...would I do this again...ah that's a big ole NO!
I love the finished product...but I did not love the process. I'm a fusible applique girl,
and this was way outside my wheelhouse!
What I did learn though, is that I got amazingly accurate piecing
when the block pieces were cut this way.
Every block came out to the exact size and I was thrilled
that the quilt was perfectly square when I was done.
I guess I should really dust off my GO cutter and those dies I have in the corner.
It would have saved hours and hours of time.
But, I can now say...I did a quilt the hard way!
This entire quilt was made from my stash. I am on a mission this year, to use it or loose it.
And since I'm opposed to loosing anything, I'm using it up.
"Sew" now... what are your thoughts on swapping patterns,
when your done with a project you know your never going to do again?
I like the idea myself. I've got shelves of books and patterns, that will
likely never get used again. What a great way to downsize and share the love too!
This particular pattern, has found it's way to a new home. A friend was up a week ago and just had to have it...even after I gave her the low down on all that freezer paper cutting!
LOL!! I'm anxious to hear if she uses her "GO"on it.
Thank you Carol for this delightful blog hop.
Nothing is better, than opening our homes to our online quiltin' buddies.
Please visit my fellow bloggers...
as they "Welcome" you to their homes.
Days Filled With Joy
Freckled Fox Quiltery
Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Quarter Inch Crafter
All Thingz Sewn
From my house to yours...
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'