Nancy’s birthday present

Yay! I got Nancy’s thank-you card yesterday, which means that she’s seen this, which means that I can now post about it. Here’s my birthday present for Nancy, a wall hanging made from the block “Nancy’s Nosegay,” which appears on Nancy’s birthday on the Quilt-Block-A-Day perpetual calendar!

Quilt for Nancy

This was my first project that involved quilting that wasn’t in the ditch, so that opened up a whole new world of finding, modifying, and marking quilting patterns. Here’s a detail of the quilting in the setting triangles:

Detail of the quilting in the setting triangles

Now, I’m not known for getting holiday presents of any sort out in a timely manner, but this one was a real winner: I originally intended it for Nancy’s birthday last year, but by early May had only completed the top. So, I sent her the top, along with a postage-paid return envelope. She sent it back to me, and I finished it for her birthday this year – still not getting it done in time, mind you, but close enough. Hence the explanation on the label I sewed onto the back:

Let it never be said that I didn’t document my failings!

One Response to “Nancy’s birthday present”

  1. Marty says:

    This is very cute! The corner quilting looks great!

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