Quilting wise I have not made as much progress as I was hoping - but isn't that always the way?
However I have completed the Birthday Block Swap I started last July. This is the last block, it should have been the June block but was not actually completed until July. It has gone to Libby who lives in Buffalo NY - her theme was ferns and violets and I decided to do an embroidered block for a change as I had found this lovely design in a quilting mag a few months ago.
This is a close up of the stitching. I have used hand dyed fabrics as my first two borders and then a fern printed fabric for the outer border.
So over the last year I have made blocks for 11 people that have gone all over the world. It has been a good swap as I have tried out new blocks and ideas that I never would have tried otherwise. I have received enough blocks back to make my quilt but am still disappointed that three of the ladies I made a block for have not sent me one yet. Perhaps there is still time?