River Pond QAL: That’s a Wrap!

This post is part of the River Pond Quilt Along. You can find more info and the schedule HERE.
You can purchase the River Pond pattern HERE.

Saying Hello to the Goodbye

I have so many emotions as I begin this post.

Life is no where near where I thought it would be when the River Pond QAL started. I think it’s safe to say that NOBODY saw this coming.

Even with the interruptions and unexpected twists, the last 4+ months have been so much fun working on this pattern with all of you. Thank you for joining me!

As we come to the end, I know that not all of us have been able to finish our quilts to the end (waiting until we can go to the store for backing fabric, or to be able to send them to our local quilter, trying to find time to quilt them ourselves, or whatever the reason), the quilt tops are beautiful! I hope that we can each continue to work on them and find joy in the process. As well as love the finished results for many years to come.

Our quilts will be a reminder and a keepsake of the strange times we are living in.

I find myself mourning the end of this event, as it means closure to the connection we’ve shared. Having a common purpose and goal as we each worked through the quilting process sharing our progress with each other.

But I am also a little relieved. To be free of the juggling act of balancing this new life with the expectations and goals set before everything changed.

And I am thrilled to start dreaming up new ideas and working on new events and different ways that we can keep that connection alive!

The beginning of my hand quilting in the center section. I already machine quilted the background section.

As I sit and finish the hand quilting on my quilt, know that I will be thinking of you with gratitude in my heart! Gratitude for having started this crazy new turn of life with you, with quilting, and with the creative process.

Quilting and creating never let me down when life seems too much.

So cheers to the best passion around – quilting!

Now who’s ready to start something new?!


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love Diane

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One comment

  1. “Thank you!” I’ve enjoyed this QAL & the Lovely People you followed along with you. I’ve seen & learned creative ideas for colors & fabrics & this quilt went together so nicely. I’m excited to get IT minw quilted so I can enjoy the snuggles IT will provide. Again… “Thank you!” & to ALL… Please do take care.

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