Yes, I'm still here. Life has gotten in the way of blogging and crafting lately. My mom had surgery and needed some help both at home and at work (my day job is with my family's business). The last few days of school are upon us with all the "extras" that go along with it - my high schooler has strange hours during final exams, my fifth grader has lots of special things going on as they graduate to middle school, and I'm winding up my Girl Scout year.
Here is what I have been working on lately. I don't even want to tell you how long I've been working on this project. I pull it out occasionally to work on. My goal it to get this completed by the time school comes around in the fall. My daughter picked out the material for this herself and even helped me sew the top together on the machine. She hasn't been nearly as interested in quilting though.
Yes, I am hand-quilting. I used the machine to sew the squares together, but the quilting is all being done by hand - just like my grandmother's many quilts.
I am quilting in a flower pattern to tie in with the flannel backing of the quilt pictured below. I enlarged the flower used in the backing to use as my patterns for quilting.