#SOL21: Moving On!

April showers bring May flowers.

I could write about flowers, but I’m not.

April is national poetry writing month.

I could write about poetry or share some poems, but I’m not.

And the rain is back.

I could write about rain or the weather, but I’m not.

I’m moving on. It’s April and it’s time to focus on graduation presents.

Presents that will need to be sent in advance.

Presents that will take time to design, construct, and even admire.

One present in particular . . .

99 blocks, similar in color to this,

but not identical.

99 blocks, laid out in some randomness,

but not without care to avoid repetitions.

99 blocks, for a high school graduation gift,

but not able to attend.

99 blocks, YIKES!

Back to work on a gift for the 12th and final HS “grand” graduation!!

What graduations will you celebrate? What are some standard gifts? How will you prepare for graduation gift-giving?


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8 responses

  1. Fran, you are going to be a busy stitcher this month. I love the bright color and the patterns that will adorn the quilt.

  2. I am anxious for it to take shape.
    This is my most ambitious project thus far!

  3. Hmm, those colors. Hawkeyes? What a wonderful gift.

    1. Ah, Julianne, you are so observant. No actual NCAA fabric but definitely the colors!. Even a FL kid is influenced by a Hawkeye mom and years of family events!

  4. Fran, although many gifts can be purchased, there is none so memorable as one that is personally made and given with love. Love the bright cheery colors. Looking forward to seeing a picture of the finished quilt

    1. So true! No value can ever cover the cost of personal craftmanship!
      I can’t wait to see if my brain picture matches the plan and the final product!

  5. You are so talented, Fran! I love the color choices. No graduations to celebrate this spring but many April, May, and June birthdays. We will celebrate with dinners at restaurants – hopefully, where we can sit outside. Quilts are incredible gifts. I have a few hung on my walls. I have no idea how many hours it will take you to finish this special gift!

  6. I love how you started! So creative! I have a senior and you reminded me I’ve got to get his t shirt quilt organized. I don’t sew it, but it is still a process to choose the shirts. 12 quilts! And I’m sure they are cherished by all.

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