Sunday, May 20, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2012



It's that time of year again!
Each spring and fall,
Amy hosts the festival...
a fun time for all blogging quilters
to share a special quilt and its story.   

It is so much fun to visit all
of the blogs to see everyone's

entry and to read all the stories...
and comments! 


Click on the button to check out and
be inspired by all of the special quilts.




This is my 4th time taking part in this festival.
It's always difficult to choose which
quilt I want to showcase...
they are all my faves.
Ya know?  {grin}

But, choose I did.
And, here it is...
my Snow in the Valley quilt!


I had pneumonia last year and
it took several weeks for me to feel better
and to build up my stamina.
There came a point in my recuperation
where I could finally sit and sew
for a bit without becoming overly fatigued.
So, I started a sampler quilt!
If you would like to read about this quiltalong,
go here for more information. 

 Once I got these 9 blocks done,
I knew this was where I wanted to quit. 

 However, I really felt that this
needed some kind of border...
both for definition and
to increase the size of the quilt.

So, this is what I did...
added a row of hst's and
then another plain border. 

I quilted it in my usual
stippling/meandering manner...

And, ended up with this.

In order to get the size backing I needed,
I used up every single scrap piece
larger than 5 inches that I could find!
I love this backing almost
as much as I love the front!

Here are the stats: 
Started: September 6, 2011.
Finished: October 5, 2011.
Fabrics:  Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt
& Kona cotton solid in Snow.
Size:  Approx. 58 inches square after laundering.
Pattern:  Summer Sampler Series found here.


Thank you for stopping by!
I hope you enjoyed viewing
and reading about my entry.




"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."    Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Catching Up...

It's been over a week since I last wrote. 
Guess I didn't have much to say.

A quick catch-up for you...

I went to visit Doreen last week.
It was so good to spend time with her.
She's doing okay for now.
Her pain is being managed.
I went up one day, stayed the night,
and came back the next day.
A nice drive...less than 3 hours.
I will go back in a few weeks.

Here she is with her kids, Chad & Stacey.
 
 oh...and her dog, Jerry.

I've been knitting...
did up a bunch of face washcloths.
Mostly to give as Mother's Day gifts.
Used all 100% cotton yarns...
so soft on the face.
Here are just a few of them...


I haven't been able to really 
put much thought into sewing/quilting.
Too much going on in my head.

But, in a few days, I will be 
making up a space of my own. 
And, I need to sew curtains for my space.
I bought the fabric, thread, curtain rings
and curtain rods over 4 years ago.
All this time, I've had this idea
of how I want the curtains to look.  
Just haven't gotten them made.
Thinking now is a good time, hey?
 

Jill and Tim were here last weekend...
Joyce and Jody will be here this weekend.
More on that later.

That's all for now...hope your week is good.


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Sun Shines Just For Her...



Doreen is a beautiful person.

She's been my friend for over 40 years.

I love her so very much.

You all first met her here.
 

She is now in hospice.

I need to spend a bit of time with her.






"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."    Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Just in Time for Summer...



Something special arrived in the mail today...







Summersville by Lucie Summers for Moda...
alphabetty, avenue and town in coal.


I've been busy knitting.

Never did start my big quilt project.
Will get to that one day very soon.

Getting ready for company.  
 


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

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