Today, after a full year of monthly stitching, it's time to share the final block of this year's free BOM "Posies", along with the quilt finishing instructions.
Have you enjoyed stitching your own Posies blocks this year?
Block 12 is rather willowy in nature as I designed it on a breezy day last year whilst watching the long thin branches of our trees, and the wispy garden herbs, carelessly swaying back and forth in the wind.
This block's fussy cut applique vase was a favourite - two love birds. I also chain stitched two wavy lines across the vase.
It's a funny thing when you come to the end of a project, but stranger still when you completed it a full year ago but are only now sharing those last stitches with others.
POSIES was free until January 1st 2022.
A couple of weeks ago I sent off the final block to a friend, Joanne in the Netherlands, as she had been sending me photos of her blocks each month through the year - in fact sometimes they arrived within a few hours of my blog posts.
I knew she'd complete the last block and piece the quilt beautifully and couldn't wait to see it. Her colours were much brighter than mine, but oh, how lovely is her version of Posies!
Can you see that she also fussy cut the applique sections? Just beautiful.
This is Joanne's completed quilt...
How about I continue with a little show & tell today?
This year I ran a membership only block of the month, Simple Days. To be honest I'd call this my magnum opus...the most heart-felt set of stitcheries I have ever created because they reflected my own life and the hopes I have for a simpler life.
At the moment I'm still hand quilting the completed quilt (below) and that's slow going in the midst of our 8-month tropical summer.
One of the BOM members, Robyn, has already completed her quilt and recently sent me a photo. What lovely work she has done! I'm so impressed.
This is Robyn's Simple Days quilt...
Another member of my BOM is Annette, and she has also completed her Simple Days quilt top! Her colours were very different to mine and Robyn's, but wow, so pretty!
All the Simple Days blocks are HERE in my shop if you missed out on this block of the month.
They are the kind of blocks that make your heart swell with gratitude for all the simple things in life.
Next week I'll have the final 'days of the week' tea towel stitchery to share with you, and I'll also be able to tell you about next year's free block of the month.
There's a little surprise attached to that as well, which you'll receive before Christmas.
I'll sign off today with a photo Blossom snapped the other day, one which I simply must have printed and framed. It's true to form, as this is exactly what it looks like when the children and I are together. They clamber over me and snuggle close.
Goodness, how incredibly blessed I am to be their nana. Thank you, Lord.
I hope to see you back here next week my friends, and until then, may our merciful Lord flood your hearts with His abundant grace, kindness, provision, healing and most especially, LOVE.