The name comes completely from its definition:
Serenity: repose; a disposition free from stress or emotion.
These past few days have been LOVELY, and extremely free from stress.
Recap of my day:
I started the day out by pressing my 192 bonus green/bkgrnd tris and my 96 pink/bckgrnd tris. As the picture shows, they were then trimmed down to 48 and 24 3.5" bonus pinwheels that made their way into the border; this took a couple of hours.
By early-afternoon, I decided to piece some backing....
...and then I figured.....PSHT! Since I'm this far, I might as well go ahead and load it into the frame and see how far I could get with quilting before I gave in for the day.....
;0) The quiting pantograph is on my #1 favorite list for girly-romanticy quilts. Feather Me - 6" by Meredith England. I absolutely love it!
All that remains is binding, but I'm done for the day, off to soak in the tub with a good book!!! :0) Afterall...."real life" returns tomorrow when I need to bury my nose into my Statistics book to prep for the week ahead. As the saying goes...."all good things must come to an end."
Time invested in this beauty so far:
* 9.5 hours yesterday (top pieced, minus borders)
* 9.5 hours today (borders, backing, quilting)
19 hours as a decent estimate so far. In the end, it'll be right around 20 hours once binding is complete.
OH! I haven't forgotten about the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. As I was piecing this morning, a brilliant idea came to my mind. I think I'm going to kill two (or three?) birds with one stone. Blue is our color this month......well......I have TWO blue UFOs (Star Struck Blues and Blue Ridge Beauty (gosh, how can I NOT have a pic of that yet???))........
....is your mind following mine yet?????
Anyway....I'm thinking.......tear into my scraps for BOTH of these quilts and have BOTH completed by the end of the month! Too ambitious?!?!?!!? Yeah, maybe even for me, BUT isn't that what the word "Challenge" is all about???