Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

When my quilt group, Cactus Patchers,  started this round robin quilt way back in February, that was the song that kept spinning through my head while I was trying to think of a start to my quilt. I finally came up with this bright sunburst block and sent it off on it's journey to 5 other quilters...

Well, last night the Cactus Patchers met for our annual Holiday Party and at the end of the night was the big reveal! We finally got to see all the quilts we had worked on over the last 10 months.
I absolutely love the way mine came out. And I'll treasure the little note each person wrote in the traveling journal that went with the quilt on its journey. This was so much fun and very outside the box.
Jane was the first to get the quilt and she added the piano keys in the lower left of the center block. Next, Monica added the flying geese in the upper right corner. Betty, got the block next and added the thin purple border and wide tan border. Pam added the fuzzy vine and leaves to the top of the wide tan border. And, finally, Donna added the mountain border. Now it's my turn to add any additional borders and finish it up. And it definitely still sings to me about the bright side of life.

1 comment:

  1. That is such a great song, it always makes me smile.
    Loving your quilt and the great journey it has been on. Annette x