Feb 28, 2009

Hugs and Kisses

The idea for this quilt came thanks to Kim of Bitty Bits and Pieces. She recently shared her own design for a Valentine’s Day table topper. I really liked it but was also thinking about a soft pink and white baby quilt for my new little “on-the-way” granddaughter. Put the two together and you have a sweet little “Hugs and Kisses” baby quilt.

Feb 18, 2009

Rest and Relaxation

Last night I finished February’s Christmas stitchery that was beautifully designed by Gail of Gail Pan Designs.
And I have January’s stitchery for Cheryl’s "Veranda View" completed. I'm pretty sure I will have this months’s stitchery with the cute little blue bird all done tonight.

They've been a relaxing way to spend some my evenings.

Feb 11, 2009

Many thanks to Lynette

All done! Thank you Lynette. This was great fun!!

Feb 9, 2009

Little birds in a basket

My second basket for Bunny Hill Design's BOM is finished. I like the pretty little birds and enjoyed putting it all together. Thanks Anne, I'm looking forward to March to see what is in the basket next.

Feb 6, 2009

A Tale of Two Quilts

Last night I took some scraps from a baby quilt I'm making for my daughter and turned them into this little mini quilt. It was a fun thing to do. I was happy with how my corners matched and it will look so pretty and cheerful on my wall with the other miniature quilts when it is finished.

Then this morning as I crawled out of bed, I took a second to look at the quilt I was laying under. I made it many years ago from leftover scraps from my projects and other people's projects. Not of the finest fabrics either, but I had fun working on it. And my mother and her friends got together and hand quilted it for me. I love to study this quilt while it's keeping me cozy. It has had a lot of use. Last year I went through chemo and spent quite a bit of time with that quilt and it was a big comfort.

I notice that quite a few of the points and corners don't match up at all. Some not even close. I chuckle and wonder what I was thinking when I made it, but I know I was having a good time putting it all together and proud of it. I love that quilt. I think I am like that quilt, imperfect and made up of bits and pieces of others and their works, not bright and sparkly but hopefully a comfortable kind of person.

Maybe someday, with time and practice, I can be like the more polished and bright little quilt with better matched corners.

Feb 1, 2009

Amost finished

It is a good thing and a bad thing. I'm almost finished with Lynette's Noah's Ark quilt. I'm excited to be getting the last block any day now. But that also means it is soon going to be over and it has been such a fun project. I have looked forward to stitching these cute little guys every month this past year.

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