My friend and I made a quilt together! It was for a silent auction fundraiser for a school.
Let me tell you the story…..
First, my friend traced handprints of every student in her class onto brightly colored fabric. She cut them out and appliquéd them into baskets- Begonia baskets!
I added several pieced borders using the same fabrics as the handprints.
Here is the progression…… first four patches, then HST’s,
It got bigger, and bigger!
I had fun quilting all sorts of fun stuff into it- the class’ memory verse, the names of the students on their handprints, and more!! I hope it raises some money for the school :-)
I finished 2 more Quilts of Valor!
And 2 of my quilts of valor were hung in our guild’s Quilt Show!!!
How fun is that! Keep on sewing! :-)
It may be cold and windy, but we’re gonna walk! Come walk with us!
Here are some of the beautiful sights along the way…..
Where do you like to walk?
Every Christmas morning for several years now, I make cinnamon rolls for breakfast (late brunch, really).
I make the dough in the bread maker the night before. I spread it all out and cover it with butter and cinnamon and sugar.
Then I roll it into a long tube and cut it into small sections and lay it into a baking casserole.
Then I store them in the refrigerator until I get up the next morning. I let them rise in the oven and then bake them.
The magic happens when I turn them out of the pan and all the gooey goodness is on top!!!
Time to eat!
Oh– and Merry Christmas!
We had planned to go to Florence for the summer, with the boys. Unfortunately, we were on the East Coast for a funeral and missed our reservations. So instead- we went for Christmas!! Our first trip away as a couple. :-)
It was very romantic! This fireplace had a remote!!! Just one click of the button, and we had a crackling’ fire– it was warm too!
Florence was lovely, of course. Doug was able to kayak around the lake.
And we ate out at all our favorite restaurants.
And the boys kept the house so clean while we were gone, I couldn’t even tell we had ever left!!!
This one is twin-sized :-)
Our wonderful friends invited us to spend Thanksgiving with them and their families. Since we moved away from our families, their kindness is so appreciated. :-) So, rather than arrive empty-handed, I made a table runner!
It has Christmas poinsettias on it, but it isn’t overly Christmasy.
My quilt guild has a community outreach focus. We like to help our community :-)
So once a month, we get together, bring quilt tops with us, and work all day. We put batting and backings on with a serger and the quilts get tied or longarmed and handed out to the community– at hospices, nursing homes, domestic violence shelters, summer camps, and many more deserving places. Sometimes it’s a pretty crazy day!
Here is a quilt I made using a novelty owl fabric that looks like Russian nesting dolls.
I wanted to keep the novelty pieces large so that the owls could be recognized and appreciated. I came up with this square-in-a- square block combined with a quail’s nest block. In order to make the secondary diamond pattern, I substituted the outside corners of the square-in-a- square blocks with purple, instead of turquoise.
Here is a close up:
It is for sale at my Etsy store :-) Happy sewing!