Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September odds and ends

  I have missed participating in Let's Book It----hosted by Sharon at Vroomans Quilts blog.    Each month brought a new opportunity to pull out a book, or magazine, or printout, and pick a new project.   Some times my project carried over several months, and others were quick and small.  So this month I determined to get a small part of my quilting life back......yep, I started a project!!!

   Last week I showed this test block I tried for the Pineapple Blossom from Bonnie Hunter.  Then I began digging thru the closet to find some neutrals to chop up for the corners.  Then I pulled out the floral strips, and began to cut.

Yay!  Four blocks done and on the design wall.  They are not joined yet....but at least I have a start.  That makes me smile.

  I'm not sure how many I will do.....maybe just a small throw size.  And it will take me a few months, and that's just fine for now.  Thank you, Sharon for enabling me to claim a bit of my quilting life.

   Circles......I made a few more from the fabric from Cheree.
The fat quarters were from the State Birds collection, so of course they needed to be circles.  I have completely lost count as to my total, so I am just making a few when I want.   I think the count is close to 200, and that is OK.

   I gave away a quilt last week.  A friend's daughter is facing a long battle against a genetic form of breast cancer that is awful.  She is only 26......but smart enough to purloin her Mom's quilt.  I immediately lifted a quilt off the quilt rack and said take it to her.  Quilts need to cover those in need of comfort.
  And that will wrap up my month.   I will link to Let's Book It.
 Saturday and Sunday are the quilt show, we do our display set up Friday.
Be sure to vote for your favorite quilts at the Blogger's Quilt Festival at amyscreativeside.   
   Happy stitching.


Linda Swanekamp said...

Good for you starting a project! I can't wait for our quilt show to be over so I can quilt the comfort quilt tops that have been piling up. I have all the quilts for the show here at my house, so my long arm is buried! I know that the quilt you gave to your friend's daughter will comfort her many times over!

sunny said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift. I'm sure an extra snuggle will always be appreciated. So happy to hear you're able to do a little stitching.

Robby H. said...

So glad to see you working on those Pineapple Blossoms, blossoms, indeed! How nice that you have a stash of quilts and could readily offer the comfort of one to someone facing a challenging time. Not that you don't have your own challenges, but they haven't changed your own generosity and kindness.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Kudos to you for taking back some control! So glad you are able to do some quilting. I'm happy you had a quilt for your friend's daughter, My youngest told me when he was 7 (29 years ago) that you can feel the love and hugs in a quilt - I think he was 100% correct. Hope the quilt show goes well. ~Jeanne

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice start on the quilt. Just enjoy the process. It's always nice to share a quilt with someone.

Janet O. said...

I've always loved that Pineapple Blossom pattern. Your florals give it a whole new look--like we are truly in Hawaii picking pineapples. : )
The bird fabrics make great circles. Glad to see you getting is some of your stitching therapy, Debbie. Still have you in my prayers!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

The florals are so pretty in those blocks. That pattern will look good in a small throw size quilt too.

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