Sunday, March 30, 2008

Magic Wands quilt top on left was started as a quilt for my first granddaughter five years ago. I had this much fabric left over and made a top that I completed just this morning.

Now on to some blocks that I got from a purple/orange/turquoise challenge. I couldn't find enough fabrics on a small fabric hunt last night--the store just didn't have what I needed. DRAT!!! We'll see what turns up...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ready to bind this one today and then I'll send it off to Monica as a baby quilt for her. She wanted one about 40 by 40. I used two pieces of batting so it would be warm, for Idaho weather, but it did make it a bit harder to quilt. Still the same, I love and hope that she does.

04/07-08 Finished the quilt yesterday, binding and label and washing--ready to send today. After washing the two layers of batting seemed just right and it turned out nice and soft. I think it is 80/20 cotton batting.

I hate appliqué! Might as well say it one hundred times! This was from a UFO--a class I took two years ago in Sedona, AZ. It was from a kit called Storybrook Farm, "Sunny Side Up" by McKenna Ryan. I changed it a lot as I didn't want a kitten on my quilt! I haven't started quilting it as yet because I'm not sure if it needs something at the bottom for balance.
Woke up to another sprinkling of snow. ARGH! It was taken

at 7:20 a.m. and if you enlarge it you can see the cars

coming to the school in the background to unload the students.

Scrounged up a few sillies at Easter!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I finished the binding, the hanging sleeve and the label. DH got out the ladder and it is hanging on a wall in the stairway!! I love it. The dark rather than light background really makes it stand apart from others I've seen. Ah that feels good to have a finish!

March 9
Yesterday, I was lying down and looked at my quilt and noticed a mistake!! A huge mistake. Don't know how I missed before. But it's in there for keeps as I'm not changing it. The Native Americans purposely put a flaw in their work, because only God creates perfectly. Guess that's what I subconsciously did. :)

This is my mom on her 80th birthday. Last night I found out she has cancer. We're still not sure of the treatment. She had a lump removed last week and we thought it was a clean shot, but no, not that lucky. Many have gone through this and we are now on that uncharted course, but have friends and family for support. Although uncharted for us, it is a familiar path for many. I love this quote: "Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want." We didn't want this, but experience is what we'll get.

I found this picture of my first quilt and our oldest child. It was taken at Easter Vacation, 1968. I started it in August and delivered in September. I remember I cut the rabbits from a pattern in a coloring book. I hand quilted it and I'm sure the stitches weren't perfect or very small. I don't even know what happened to the quilt. It didn't outlast my four children, but the picture is a treasure.