Thursday, March 21, 2013

Helping, Making, and Watching Things Grow

Mr. Muddling and I have a couple at our church who have it in their hearts to start a boys' home for troubled boys.  I have it in my heart to make quilts for them to put on the beds in that home.  I have two very good friends who also quilt and when I told them about it, they want to make quilts, too.  Don't you love that!  This is one that Phyllis and I are starting - a simple string quilt in 8X10 rectangles which will form diamond shapes when put together.  Or maybe we'll sash them.  Still muddling.

Here's one I started a couple of night ago.  I'm using the chisel die from the Go! cutter, along with the 3" hst die.  It goes together really quickly.  I'm using the shirting fabric that a friend gave me last year.
 
Last night I cut a lot of tumbler blocks with the Go.  My other quilty friend, Sandy, said if I would cut them, she would make the quilt.  Sounds like a good deal to me.  I am so excited to be helping with the birth of a ministry that will be a blessing.

Here's a glimpse of what's going on out in the back yard this morning.  I'll have to say it again, I just LOVE Spring!

This is the view out our back door.  Not fancy, by any wild stretch of the imagination, but still green and growing and making me happy.
 
I hope that there's lots in your world that is making you happy, and that you are finding a way to be a blessing.  It just makes life a lot better when you are more interested in giving than in getting.
 
Hugs and kisses and lots of love,

6 comments:

  1. You are one busy lady.. I always love visiting your blog and checking out your quilts and flowers... Those are so beautiful.

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  2. Your flowers are lovely. Warm, cuddly plaid and string quilts say home. The quilts will be a blessing for the troubled children.
    You have a kind and generous heart, my dear.

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  3. What a wonderful project Elaine! You're such a good example for all of us!

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  4. Those boys are going to be so blessed with warm quilts ... that will certainly provide a home-like atmosphere that will surely help. What a blessing you are.

    I can't wait until we have spring here ... I'm so tired of brown.

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  5. What a fabulous goal you friend is striving for and a big heart you have to make quilts for the boys. It certainly feels good to help someone in need.
    Have a great weekend!
    Tami

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  6. Hi there! Love this quilting blog as I just started quilting myself. Your quilt is beautiful!

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