Sunday, November 12, 2017

Operation Kid Comfort

Is a program where you receive everything you need to make a cute small quilt for a child whose parent is deployed. All the fabrics, pictures printed on fabric, backing, batting is included. You just need to assemble and finish. Honestly it didn't take me very long to complete the quilt. I would definitely do it again.  Maestro made sure it was done correctly.

For more information contact Danielle at diacono@asymca.org






And the scraps have been accumulating so it was time to make some pet beds.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Another Top Gets Life

Yesterday I quilted this bright (loud as hubby would say) top.  This was fun to quilt.  In quilting all these tops I've decided to expand my machine quilting skills.  Do some different designs and challenge myself.  Keeps it interesting.  Initially they might be rough but that's the art of learning.





Thursday, November 9, 2017

Round Three Done and ...

That means I gave more quilts to patients.



I received this email from J.  She received one of my quilts and was amazed.  She writes:
 
  I just want you to know again how much I love my quilt!! It is beautiful and very precious to me.
I have shared the story of you giving it to me with so many people and they are just amazed that a stranger did that, as am I!!!
I thank God for people like you who have come into my path on this journey. You are special and keep giving those hugs!
I have Michael on my prayer list and think about y’all often.
Love and hugs,

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Round Three

I had three quilts ready for chemo patients yesterday.  These are the ones I presented.





It's very satisfying to see patients bring their quilts to treatment.  I love how the room is brightened by the colors.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Morning Quilting

I managed to get this top quilted in a few hours this morning.  I have another I would like to get finished before chemo on Tuesday.  Enjoy!





Monday, October 30, 2017

Another top quilted

This MAM mile a minute top was quilted yesterday.  I love how the fans soothe the busy fabrics.



I will get a better picture and post it later.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

It's finally here!!!

We live in the sticks and good internet has been lacking since we moved here 20 years ago.  We've done dial up, and the last service was satellite internet that had a cap.  I can't tell you how many months we went way over our limit at a cost of $10.00 a gig.  Expensive!!!

Now we are on high speed internet that is within our electric coop provider.  Talk about giddy....  I'm over the moon.  I'm now able to watch videos and other things I couldn't watch before as it ate up our limit.

Today I machine quilted another top from my collection.  It is machine quilted using an idea from Jaimie Wallen. The quilt pattern is called the basic swirl.  I was able to watch the video and then do it.



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The other major thing I did was finish cleaning out the spa, install new filters and fill up with fresh water.  I have been missing a nice hot soak before bed time.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Retreat Class EQ 7

This past weekend I attended the QSC annual retreat in Winnsboro SC.  I took a day and a half class on EQ 7.  It was very intense and I learned SO MUCH!

Here is my design (one of many created in class):


I can definitely see this as a quilt of valor.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

New top and volunteer dogs

I've been sewing stars with string blocks.  They are large when finished.



The chemo volunteer dogs this week.  Neither of us can remember the large poodles name.  The others name is 'scrappy'.  That was easy to remember.




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Joy, Joy, Joy

My heart is full of joy giving two more quilts to cold chemo patients.  A man asked how to return the quilt.  I told him it was his to keep.  Smile!




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Joy of Giving

Hubs and I are at the chemo center for round two.  I gave two quilty hugs quilts to two women this morning and my heart was joyed.

I have two more that I need to attach labels and they will be ready to give.

The simple act of giving a quilt is wonderful.

Edited:  this is a photo of one of the quilts given today.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Another One Quilted

I started quilting this top yesterday and finished up around noon.  I used a digital pattern that I think was perfect.  Quilted with gold color connecting threads and MANY pieces of scrap batting.  Win win in my book.  The colors are much brighter that the pictures portray.  This quilt will be another for Chemo patients.




Saturday, October 14, 2017

Top Finished

I finished the borders this morning.  I think the inner border dresses it nicely.



Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mid Week Treat

I have continued to assemble this top out of my massive amount of blocks.

Tonight I auditioned borders but that will be another post.  Maybe tomorrow or Saturday.  Of course they are in the wrong order.




Sunday, October 8, 2017

Progress on blocks

I took a bunch of chunk scraps and ran them thru the AccuQuilt cutter. The first picture is the last pile needing pressing.
 
All the triangles sets are now sewed to either a guy color (think light blue) or a lady color (think pink).  
 
 
These two piles of blocks will be put together for quilty hug quilts to be handed out at one of our chemo visits for treatment.
 
 
After trimming I will be playing with laying them out, the fun stuff.
 
These scraps were tamed to two inch strips.  They will be sewn together to make 4 patch units.
 
They are waiting to be pressed and cut.  Scraps make more scraps and more quilts.  What a cycle!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Quilty Content

I quilted this top last night and finished it this morning.  Vining leaves on a scrappy top with a medium green thread.  So Fine thread, 80/20 batting.  I also made the binding but have not stitched it on.

I think I have an idea where a lot of these quilts can be donated.  Those receiving chemo surely would appreciate a quilty hug.  I had been wanting a special place for donating and this one just feels right.



With a special place in mind I may be motivated to quilt up some of my many tops.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Round 1 done

That would be round one of Chemo.  Hubs sailed through it great.  All is good.  But guess what?  I got the side effects, nausea, head aches and feeling yucky.  How is that possible?  I'm better now.

I was cleaning out the flower pots on the porch.  A few months ago, I placed a couple of sweet potatoes in with flowers.  Here is what was waiting for me in the soil.  Yep sweet potatoes and fresh.

 

In other new I got a new die for my AccuQuilt and have been cutting fabric like crazy and sewing it together.  See that big pile on the ironing board?  Should be enough for at least one quilt.

 
The applique hearts for the last week.
 

 
Need to sew so see you later.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Life Update

Posting has been sporadic in the last few months due to Mr Frog Quilters many doctor and diagnostic tests.  Long story short, he has cancer and started chemo yesterday.  Chemo is three days in a row with the first day being the longest.  We are on a three week schedule in addition to more doctor visits and testing when needed.  This is our new journey and together we are taking our challenges day by day.

In addition to this I am still working full time but work has been wonderful about allowing me to work off site, either at the chemo center or at home when needed.

I am still getting my daily sewing fix which I need now more than ever.  I'll try to post some quilty content this week.

So that is the happenings here.  Pray for us.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Sep 17, 2017


Here are my hearts for the week.


This top was quilted Friday and Saturday.   These blocks are the last of the kite one that I made too many of.