I can't believe it! (Ok, I'm going to take a deep breath and then try to write cohesive sentences. But I'm pretty excited, so that cohesive sentence bit might not work out for me...)
First off, I've been participating in the Mod Times Quilt Along over at Twin Fibers. I loved the design when I saw Jessica's original quilt, so when she announced the quilt along I immediately started running around like a crazy woman trying to gather fabrics. I finally came up with a plan and cut all of my border and background pieces. And then I decided that my plan sucked! I also happened upon these Lizzy House ducks the day before my cutting spree (I had gotten just enough for this project and, luckily, it seemed to work well with the pieces I already cut!). The instructions were fantastic and my quilt top came together right on schedule.
(By the way, if anyone is afraid of inset seams, try making this quilt...Jessica made it SO easy!) Anyway, I posted my progress photos to the Flickr group and last week my quilt was included in the photo collage!! (This is where the "Eeeek!" comes in!) I was so excited!! Right now, I'm almost done with the quilting. With any luck I'll be able to finish it up this week and get some nice sunny pictures to show you.
And for my second "Eeek" moment, when I added my Quilt Along photos to Flickr, I also put my Kat and the Canary photos in the Made with Laurie Wisbrun Fabrics! Flickr pool. And later in the week Laurie herself commented on my quilt! (Insert more squeals of delight here!) I've been just a tad bit giddy this week!