Supernova Friendship Block Swap Finish!

I’m beyond excited to have this one finished and off the sewing table. This was a real struggle to finish with sickness, holidays, other commitments and just feeling the funk of no interest of sewing. I chose to hand quilt the top and didn’t even have it marked out until the beginning of January. After some brainstorming with Gma Schnell I marked for a whole weekend in between other commitments and came away with a lot of work.

I’m pretty NEW to quilting if you have been following along. My first attempt was a lovey that my LO didn’t take to and now has become a doll quilt. My second was a jelly roll quilt and the third I pieced the top but had Gma Schnell finish the rest… Wait for it (dragging my feet) few or several months later I caught the bug after ahem* stalking a new friend on instagram and she sent me in a direction to make my first quilt piecing hst.  Let me just say it came together quickly but my seams weren’t consistent and I bought broadcloth on accident… sigh smh and even this one wasn’t finished by me.

Since then I have made 1 twin, 4 pillows, a very badly pieced mini for myself, a precut packaged vintage quilt (queen), a doll quilt, my first paper pieced mini, 3 mug rugs, 4 slightly smaller than lap quilts, 1 lap quilt, 2 minis for swaps, more bags and pouches than I’d like to count this morning, and in the midst of all that I joined this and made my first sort queen size (62″ square). Why am I listing all this well because mostly I need a reminder of the journey but also maybe to give other people the encouragement I needed to start this adventure. Its ok to start small, make mistakes, become a stalker… it all starts with the first step (well minus the stalker thing because that’s just creepy).

This was also my first quilt-a-long so it was nice to have a friend to work with to make it more fun and definitely someone to complain to about all the nitpicking things that drove me nuts. Christina and I have been thick as thieves back from college with a little lapse in between when I moved away for a bit. We are our own mini (itty bitty only 2) bee. And we try to get together about once a week, if not every other week to craft, eat, and just hang out. So each month if you remember we made each other a block plus an identical one to and then swapped. Then there was this big gap of nothing where we were supposed to be finishing the quilt to do our final post (being what you are reading) for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Hence when I also stopped blogging.

Ok enough already (I hear you) here is the final quilt:

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It took me about a month to quilt on and off during naps and the wee hours of the night. Its been lovingly used since. Makes me feel like spring is around the corner.

Linking up one final time with Stephanie, Sandra and our judge Lee.

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Supernova Friendship Block Swap Finish!

8 thoughts on “Supernova Friendship Block Swap Finish!

  1. Rebecca Bell says:

    I still can’t get over how gorgeous this is, the hand quilting is stunning! I wasn’t sure how else to contact seen as though I’m having an IG free week or two! But wanted to let you know I’m working on your mini and still aiming to post out next week 🙂

    1. Thanks friend! It saddens me that people have to be so inconsiderate of others and say things they would probably not say to your face. They seriously just take the fun out of stuff for everyone else. Also sad I won’t see you around on IG but I understand where you are coming from. Not too long ago I went through a blocking phase because a man was unkind about the length of my hair.

      I am too diligently working on yours. Still handquilting and hoping to finish it this weekend so I can wrap it up next week. I was going to ask if there was anything over here that you can’t get there that you would like me to send?

  2. Rebecca Bell says:

    Hey, I can’t think of anything in particular. How about you? Any British stuff you know of you’d like to try?

    I’m sure I won’t be off IG for too long, it’s my only connection to the quilting community and I miss seeing what everyone is making. I just felt I needed some time out from it – I have enough stuff to deal with in every day life without being made to feel wrong by people I haven’t even met! Overall the people on there are great and it’s only a teeny percentage that spoil it, but isn’t that always the case with social media.

    And a man was unkind about the length of your hair? Seriously?!!! People are just weird sometimes.

    1. No clue of anything over there 🙂 and the love has been streaming in for you on IG. I say block them. There is always the few that need to spoil the fun. And yes was telling me how all men prefer long hair even my hubs yada yada

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