Howdy and happy September to you! Can you believe it is September 1st already?? September is my birthday month! At the end of this month I'm going to have a Big birthday... I'll turn 6-0! 60, 60, 60! I keep saying it to myself, to try to get used to the idea. Inside I feel like I'm about 37.
In case you're wondering about what "please send me a verb" means, I'll get to that at the end of this post.
This week I have concentrated on machine quilting. I have quilted 9 baby quilts! Here is a picture of 8 of them. Actually, two of these were quilted earlier this summer, but all seven of the rest I did just this week! (The orange one isn't in this line-up. I forgot about it, temporarily. Poor Orange.)
My most recent completion is this (below). It is going through my guild to Bundles of Love.
Now, for my verb request. Today I made this block:
Those of you who are quilters probably recognize that I am using Tonya's Unruly Letters (with a couple of slight deviations). I want to make a large quilt with a bunch of words on it. Verbs, to be specific. I decided to boldly and shamelessly beg (once a person is 60 she can do anything she wants, right?). If you want to, and only if you want to (knowing I'm just Little Old Me and your block will never end up photographed in a book), would you be willing to send me a verb? I want them, like this one, done in brights on black OR black on brights. Both ways would be fine and dandy. I have come up with a list of verbs that I would like on my quilt. You could pick one off my list and make it and send it to me.... IF YOU WANT TO. You could make up a verb of your own, too, if you think of a good, positive one. It could be any size (except, not too enormous, please). I plan to keep working away on words and hope to have this quilt done in time for my 61st birthday, but if it can be done more quickly, hey! Bonus!
Adore, Befriend, Care, Cherish, Create, Design, Discover, Draw, Dream, Eat, Engage, Explore, Feel, Find, Give, Hug, Joke, Jump, Kiss, Knit, Laugh, Listen, Look, Love, Nurture, Observe, Play, Ponder, Quilt, Read, See, Sew, Share, Sing, Sleep, Smile, Talk, Think, Travel, Walk, Worship, Write
I'm picturing some of these made with their own fabrics, like Eat could be made using food fabrics. If I get duplicates, that's no problem. For example, you just can't say "read" too many times. Same with "quilt" - right? If you want to play along and share a block with me, cool. If not, that's cool, too. I plan to have fun making verbs this year... a good way to celebrate turning 60.