Saturday, May 23, 2015

Swoon

I have had the Swoon quilt pattern for ages...in fact I have the original Swoon quilt kit in my closet.  I love the pattern and the fabric but never committed to making it...I think it was a time issue.

I decided to make a Christmas Swoon using Kate Spain's Solstice line and I am in love!  I can't wait to make my Swoon quilt with the Bonnie and Camille fabrics. I have fabric to make myself a Swoon Christmas quilt but I think I may make he new Swoon pattern.

I have 6 blocks finished and 3 to go.  I should probably call my long arm quilter and make an appointment to get this lovely quilted.





Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Swoon

I'm in love!  I don't know why I waited so long to jump on the swoon bandwagon. I am making a Christmas Swoon using Kate Spain's Solstice line.


Since I have the perfect trimmings from the flying geese blocks I'm making little pinwheel blocks for a table topper for my husband's grandmother for Christmas.



Charity Knitting

I finished up a knitted baby blanket for my daughters' school's annual collection for the Lullaby League.  
It's a super easy pattern and the blanket turned out nice and cuddly.  Yeah to using up yarn that has been in my fabric closet for years...knitting was my before quilting activity ��

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A gift for my Godmother

My Godmother is Ukranian and I knew when I saw this fabric that I wanted to make her a quilt.  The pattern is Little Doll and the fabric is from their Little Matryoshka line.  I added a 3.5 inch border to make the quilt closer to lap size.



I am not a fan of fussy cutting, especially on the bias!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Sibling Quilt

A few weeks ago I made a memory quilt for a family that lost their 2 year old daughter to a rare and fatal genetic disorder.  I had cut strips to make a little quilt for the baby they are expecting.

They found out they are having a boy, so the sibling quilt is a little girly for him, but he'll have a piece of his sister with him.

Please pray for this family because they also learned that the little boy they are carrying suffers from anencephaly.  The quilt is heading out in Monday's mail they can have it before baby Luca arrives.


 The front and back of the quilt are made with strips from the pillow cases with wool batting, quilted in a meandering pattern with machine bound binding.
 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A New Baby

My sister had a baby last night and she didn't know what she was having.  I have thought she was having a boy from the very beginning and in the hope that I was correct I made a baby boy quilt Sunday night.

After she went into labor I started making a girl quilt...just in case using fabric that o had bought when she was pregnant with her first.

I was right!!  Jackson David arrived late last night.  We are heading out to go visit them at the hospital after school today.  I need to sew the binding down before we see him again on Saturday.  

The pattern is Jelly Roll Jam II by Fat Quarter Shop and the fabric is Boathouse by Sweetwater.  The quilt took about 2.5 hours start to finish, not including the hand binding.



I used up little scraps to make a fun stripe across the back. There are enough leftovers from the jelly roll to make another quilt.  I order backing fabric and will whip another one up over the weekend.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Brain Rehabilitation Unit

My Dad spent some time in a brain rehabilitation unit learning to live all over again after he reacted really badly to a pain management regimen, prescribed by doctors, while in the hospital after a fall.  You see, he has Glioblastoma and your brain doesn't react to medicine the same way that yours or mine might.  

He has been out of the brain rehabilitation unit for 18 months and I wanted to give back to the patients.

Last weekend I took my girls and my Dad up to the unit and we walked around with one of his nurses to distribute 5 lap size quilts that I had made.  I loved watching the joy on my girls' faces and my Dad's.  I didn't take any photos to preserve the privacy of the patients.

I can't wait to deliver a second round of quilts with the 3 of them.