I know it is cliché to say "I really needed to get away....." but it was never more true than this year.
Rich and I escaped the winter of 2015 for a week long cruise in the Caribbean aboard the MS Nieuw Amsterdam of Holland America.
But before we left, I worked up this little quilt as a Birthday gift for my friend, Diane of Persnickety Quilts. We have been quilt friends for almost 20 years. She sent me this block, which she appliquéd for my birthday a few years ago.
I machine quilted it with silk thread in the traditional echo style of Hawaiian quilting. I almost went with a plum binding, but decided to stick with the perfect color theory combination of green with the red and cheddar.
I sued this wonderful New York themed fabric for the backing. I hope Diane will forgive my free motion quilting. I just don't practice enough!
On to the getaway. Here we are docked in Key West. It was such a fun port to visit.
Fortunately I have a couple of wonderful things to look forward to:
I'll be a the AQS Show in Lancaster on Friday. Say Hi if you see me and visit my Jubilee quilt.
I also learned before leaving that my Jubilee Quilt has been accepted to AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah in April and I've already made plans to go! I'm so excited and thrilled.
I hope you have all had a great week too. I'll share more travel photos soon.