Three weeks down. Halfway done! So far so good with the internship.
I've applied for a few jobs. This weekend I'll look for more (yes, there are some out there) and apply to take the certification exam. I'll be glad when all this fussing is over and I can settle back into the world of gainfully employed adults!
But I still haven't touched my quilty stuff, so I'll do another repeat of a quilt those of you who have known me since the APQ days will know but hasn't been seen here on Blogger.
The Chicken Quilt
This quilt hangs on the wall at the base of my stairs. It's pretty perfect for my old farmhouse - with my (empty) chicken coop in the backyard and big hip-roof barn behind the house!
It's official name is "The Sunnyside Chicken Quilt," published by Graywood Designs. It was a block of the month quilt that had been done at a quilt shop we visited while at a family reunion quite a few years back. They had extra kits and were clearing them out for half price - can't pass up a bargain like that!
It measures about 48" square.
This was my first go at needle-turn applique, so some of the pieces are a little wonky (see that chicken in the upper left - his pants are hanging a bit low...), but I learned both the technique and patience and you've all seens lots of proof of that since this blog started! (To be completely truthful, my mom sewed down that windmill blade - those inside corners were nearly impossible then and still give me trouble now.)
When I finished it...well...I didn't label it, but I'm guessing about 2004. That sounds about right. :)
It was longarmed by my favorite, Bonnie Rhoby, and was the first quilt I took to her. I told her to have fun and boy did she...there are swirls like wind around the windmill, there are tiny morning glorly leaves around the morning glories, and something a little different in each block.
The back fabric is so much fun. I found it and knew it was perfect.
Time to go get the oil changed in the hubby's car...maybe today I'll find time to quilt? (The hubby is working this weekend, so I will have more time to myself...)