I wanted to share a little now and then about quilts I have around here. This one is special, because I am seldom the recipient of a quilt, plus it came from my friends in my quilt group, the Ham Lake Piecemakers, plus it was for a special birthday a few years back. Our group has had the habit of making a group gift for anyone celebrating a decade birthday. Someone in the group takes charge of choosing a theme and coordinating the work. In this case, a pattern book from Country Threads was the inspiration. There are a whole bunch of blocks, this just happens to be the part that was hanging within range of my camera. People made their assigned blocks and I put them together and added the borders. Joyce Grant, one of our group members, did the quilting for me. She did a super job of customization, making it even more cherished. I love this quilt! Here's some of the detail--
Now that we are almost out of March, I am reminded that I commented previously that we would surely have more snow before the month was done. Well, strange things do happen, and we have been snowless ever since! We shall see what April brings, there's still a good chance of a spring storm with heavy wet snow. I always remember that my mom said they had a hard time driving through a blizzard to get to the hospital to give birth to my younger sister, her birthday is April 26!