Favorite Quilt

Amy is having a Bloggers' Quilt Festival
There are over 400 quilts shown and the story behind the quilt. Go on over and check it out and join the fun!

The quilt I have chosen as my favorite is called
"Winters aren't Blue".
(Blue as in sad)
This quilt had many firsts. One was that I had joined a Quilt Bee. I didn't even know that any bees existed anymore. The fellowship of quilters was great. One of the projects of the group was that a quilt pattern was given out each month and members were to make the block. Wow this made me try new techniques. I also wanted to make a mostly blue and white quilt. I had learned a new technique in a quilt class my 1st ever quilt class, on invisible machine applique.

I had bought a quilt book by Margaret Rolfe and fell in love with this duck pattern

I used antique linens for the 1st time

and fussy cut and sharp star points

And pieced back.

And close stitching

The result:

Thank you Amy for hosting this online quilt show.


Finished Quilt, Blocks and More Blocks

The Children's Home quilt is finished. Winnie did a beautiful job of machine quilting it.

My first group of blocks are for a swap with CQS plus my extras.

The pattern is Love in a Mist

from Quilter's Cache

The bottom left block is the color wave I am swapping

The next group of blocks are for my FLS group.
The patterns are also from Quilter's Cache.
The next 2 are are for my TB/Moda Bee
2 color challenge
I still don't like purple and brown together!

My tenth block for TBLovers2 BOM

by Nancy Rink

Next are my Thimbleberries 2009 BOM plus extras.



And my TBLovers 2 lottery blocks only 2 of them went the second one was kept.

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Philippians 4:19,20


On March 9th I had a day sleep study. Actually they don't let you sleep. It consisted of what is suppose to be five intervals of 40 mins that you sit don't wiggle giggle, sing, talk, move or do anything that would help you stay awake with 2 hour break time in between that you can do anything to stay awake. Of course during the 2 hour periods I quilted...no problem there. However those 40 minutes didn't exist not for me any way. I lasted less than 10 minutes on all but one. The nasty mean thing about it was once you go to sleep for more than 30 secs they wake you up. So I stayed extremely tired all day. So now I am trying a new medicine to see if I can stay awake during the day. So far so good.

On March 10th I had bladder surgery. It has been followed with 2 UTI infections, kidney stones and self cath. No fun! The verdict is still out on if it was worth doing the surgery.

Now for the fun stuff:

This is the table runner I made for my Secret Sister, Mel.

Next is my Weird Ugly Challenge Quilt.
Not that it is either. I think is very pretty.
I gifted it to my Secret Pal, Bobbi.

Pooh Baby Quilt
I made this for my friends', Misty and Earl, baby. This was my first time making and scalloping an edge.I am pleased with the outcome.

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. Psalms 118:29