Stitching Sunshine

As soon as Carla announced this blog hop I knew what project I needed to make for the Stitching Sunshine theme.  Dresden Plate blocks always remind me of suns and the yellow and blue I selected guests ago add to the sunshiny feel.  

 When I was a substitute teacher in the mid 2000s I often took a project with me because you never knew what the day would hold. Some days I was covering for meetings and had a lot of free time and needed something to keep myself busy.  I started this quilt before 2007 because I recall working on it in the faculty room of one school and someone asking if I had a quilt in the school colors of every school I worked at.  In 2007 I had a long term sub position and then was hired permanently for my current position, so I didn’t have as much time to quilt for a couple years until I was comfortable with my curriculum.



 Every once in a while I’d see the blocks when I was organizing and think I should finish that...This hop was just the push I needed to finish them up. As I was working I realized just how much I’ve grown as a quilter.  I was already thinking I’d lie to hang this on my wall and then our school nurse made a post saying that when she makes pottery mistakes she puts them on the shelf to remind her how much she’s grown and I loved that idea.  I didn’t get the hanging sleeve and binding out on just yet and because of the mistakes I decided that I didn’t want to hand quilt.  I suppose this could have been a good practice quilt for machine quilting but I decided to tie it and used both yellow and blue yarn. 
Be sure to visit all the other blogger participating in the blog hop.  I am always inspired by all the creativity. 

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Comments

  1. It's funny how most quilters have story to go with almost every quilt. Such a happy little quilt with a great story and a happy ending. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Your quilt is so lovely, and your photographs are really well done!

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  3. Beautiful! I like those dresdens and the colors!

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  4. So pretty -- love dresdens

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  5. What a beautiful quilt and such perfect places to photograph it in. Love your Gnome tree stump!
    I've had bird houses on my mind for a couple of years, and seeing these, is just the push I need to make it happen!

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  6. Yay for finishing up a quilt. Every quilt we make we learn more. Love your photos.

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  7. Such a beautiful quilt! Love the soothing colors you chose. So glad you finished it.

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  8. Beautiful quilt, so glad you were able to finish it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. Just a lovely quilt Great finish too. Love your photo spots. Those are very sweet bird/gnome houses.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your story and photos of a pretty quilt. Did I mention I love Dresdens? 😉 Carol

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  11. Great photos of a beautiful quilt. Congratulations on your finish.

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  12. Beautiful quilt! Perfect for Stitchin' Sunshine!

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  13. Dresdens do remind me of sunshine, too. Love blue and yellow together; perfect!

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  14. Great story with this quilt, and it is gorgeous. The dresdens remind me of sunshine, too.

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  15. A lovely quilt with a happy ending story! Dresdens are so like sunshine.

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  16. It was fun to hear how this quilt came about, so pretty in yellow and blue.

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  17. Yay for a finish. I know about substitute teaching down time, as well. This is sweet!

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  18. That is far too pretty to be a UFO. Love the colour combo.

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  19. It's such a wonderful finish. I love the story attached to the quilt. I hope you can stick a label on with some of the details.

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  20. Pretty quilt and I enjoyed reading your story.

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  21. Look at all that sunshine. I'm so happy this hop gave you the chance to put it all together. Love it!

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  22. Such a lovely quilt - isn't it nice to have it finished?

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  23. That’s beautiful. I love the sunny backing too. I’m glad the hop inspired you to finish it.

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  24. Lovely, I found my dresden blade ruler yesterday so may even get around to making one soon. x

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  25. Thank you for sharing your fun and sunny quilt!

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  26. You definitely stitched some sunshine!

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  27. I wanted to say thank you for your comment on my Sunshine mug rug today, you came in as a no reply blogger!

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  28. Loved the quilt and the story behind it.

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