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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Handwork lifts I have decided to keep making quilts!

I found this inspiring blog post (recommended by our Quilt Guild president in her newsletter)....which reminded me that I am seldom despondent or hopeless, or stressed when I am planning and making quilts!

So yesterday I took four blocks made last year and made them into this quilt top. Today I pieced the batting and the backing. I may machine quilt this one, because .....

...I am already hand quilting on this nice little pastel quilt.....surely for a grandchild one day.....We have 5 grandchildren already and there may be more to come.

Meanwhile, other family members received these quilts this week. The top one, called Bento Box, used family scraps from our childhood + more. It went to my sister, Elaine. The scrappy string pieced star quilt went to my cousin, Judy.

Making quilts is a lifeline for me, finding homes for them is usually not hard!

Working today on this small flag wall hanging .....and LOVING my new Sew Easy cutter ruler!



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are each one beautiful works of art! I know you can find lots of homes for them! I love the pretty colors you use. They are so cheerful! Enjoy your Sunday my friend! Sweet hugs, your friend Diane

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What lucky relatives - the quilts are wonderful. I have two quilts that are machine basted and ready to hand quilt this winter - but waiting for the rainy weather - too much fun to be had outdoors so long as the sunshine remains. We take every moment we can get outdoors in the PNW - the long rainy winter will be here any time now. This year we have had continuous sunshine and warm weather - a miraculous summer!!!

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