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Monday, March 31, 2014

A wedding gown...

.....brings comfort...

http://www.nicuhelpinghands.org

I first became aware of this remarkable project when someone posted the link to it on Celebrate Hand Quilting.

Having gone through the heartbreak of never bringing our first son home in 1973, it was with a great sense of comfort that I decided to donate my own wedding gown.

Our wedding day - 8-20-66

The tiny garments that the volunteers are creating speak clearly of love and compassion.

I wanted to share this link - perhaps their mission will speak to you in some way also.

Blessings,

Pat

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A little of this...a little of that...

...and mostly more snow and cold...enough to remind us winter is still here despite Spring knocking on our door...

My calendar of anticipated events these days has lots of X's through it because of weather cancellations. But last Saturday, the skies cleared to blue and off I went with two friends to do our part in celebrating National Quilting Day.

Yards of background and the black/cream dot were great finds and even sweeter to finish 2 bolts for a 20% discount. Nice to find these for future projects on my wish list....

We walked on snow dusted brick streets, peeked into a couple of our favorite shops...

Found a special coffee mug for my Mom...Forget Me Nots by Nicholas Moss Pottery...couldn't resist!

We enjoyed lunch together, solving the problems of the world...

A day with quilting friends does much to brighten the heart...

And this cheery quilt from Chris brightened my heart even more...

Thank you again, dear friend...

Back to the sewing room...so much going on in there -

Getting ready for this month's Jo's Little Women Club...the shop model is almost done but needs a border...love those little Ohio Stars...3 3/4" - using starch really helps to stabilize the pieces.

Wishing everyone a good rest of the week..


Pat

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Crossing the finishing line...

...the 2014 Olympic torch has been extinguished for 1 1/2 weeks now...but I just completed my race...

This was a beast of a quilt...fabrics that exploded with endless threads, poor pattern directions and a gazillion bias edges...

I will approach any long arm quilter on my knees who is brave enough to make it all "quilt out"...

Difficult to photograph in its paleness, totally square only in my dreams, but a finished top...

Once it is quilted, the plan is for scalloped edges using Darlene Zimmerman's technique which I really like...

...wish me luck on this one!!

Do you have your own "beast of a quilt"?

Happy stitching everyone...

Pat