Good Morning Quilters! It’s Labor Day and I am celebrating all the workers who keep our country going. When this holiday was created, in the late 1800s, working conditions were dire. In the United States, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. Thankfully those days are gone, and we celebrate our labor force today and appreciate all they do.
My “labor” for this week has been to sew binding on a UFO. i have four quilts just back from the long arm quilter that need binding. I started this quilt way back in 2015 (Here) and am happy to report that it is now quilted and bound. Yeah! Another UFO kicked to the curb.
The quilt is 81 x 94 inches and is made of LeMoyne Star blocks and snowball blocks. It is part of the Collection for a Cause series by Marcus Bros. and is called "Warmth", and was a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.
Here is a picture taken last night of the completed quilt, and it's held up by the newly weds, Mr. and Mrs. Angel Morales:
Mica and Angel are the couple who just got married at the wedding we went to in Delaware last week. They flew to Michigan and spent a week at our cabin for a honeymoon. We are taking them to the airport today in Grand Rapids so they can fly back to Delaware and start married life together. Can you tell that they had a super time on their honeymoon? The quilt isn't gifted to them (they were just handy to hold it up for the picture), as we gave them several of our smaller wall quilts as a wedding gift.
The Jane Stickle quilt is still on my design wall, staring at me. It will stay there until I sew the blocks together. It may be this week! September is a month for completing old UFOs. Anyway, I'm telling myself it is.
What are you working on now that it is September? Please join the linky party and show us your project of the week. Or projects of the week for some of you. I appreciate those of you who provide a link back to this post, and also mention Design Wall Mondays in your blog. Thanks!