Happy Last 2018 Sunday! I am further along with Brinton Hall, it is winter time here in South Texas (at least for a few days after reaching 77 degrees last week), closer to my weight goal, and A1C is getting mucho lower! YEA. What else could I ask for to end 2018! I am so looking forward to 2019! I have 3 days to complete Brinton Hall and am afraid that I may need another day or so to reach that goal, we shall see. I have finished the first border (Floating Stars – 6″ blocks) and working on the 2nd border (Square in as Square 3″ blocks). I am not counting the black borders, I call them the ‘framing’ of a quilt – a way to progress to different borders. There will be one more black border on the other side of the SnS block border. I am pleasantly surprised as to how this puppy is turning out. I am rather happy that I did not finish this quilt in 2015 when I started it. The creativity just was not there!
Check out my July 2015 Posts to see the beginnings of my Brinton Hall journey and how I am changing the look entirely – purely by accident of course! LOL
In 2015, I started Enduring Love by Carol Hopkins using a Judy Rothermel Sturbridge fabric and it was a disaster, I gave all the fabric away to a local Church. While looking through the July 2015 posts for Brinton Hall, I ran across this Post where I was having issues with the project. I believe that I am going to redo the border and figure out why the stars did not work now that I am out of the stress box and getting back to normal. I would love to have this project look better. I have plenty of Reproduction fabrics that will blend with the Sturbridge fabric line. This will be a called – Revisiting Enduring Love!
I love New Year’s. It is a time to be able to start over and attempt to make it a life changing year! I remember New Year’s Day of 1993! That year was the beginning of a year that changed the course and direction of my life. It was the beginning that led me to where I am now, happily married to a great guy who puts up with my Type A personality and stupid health issues! But I feel that 2019 will be a wonderful year for us! I do hope each the same for all!
I will try to post the progress of Brinton Hall in her final stages as I work towards completion of my 2018 UFO projects (well OK – let’s not count the hand work projects, i.e., Bountiful Life (2015) Dresden Plates (2018) and Stonefields (2015). But they will be on the top of the list for 2019!
Have a wonderful week-end and a save New Years’ Eve! Check out the HQAL Quilters to see progress on their projects.
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