I finished this quilt that our Pastor had requested for a lady at our church. She was very pleased with it, said it made her think of the garden she would like to have! Aren't these Phillip Jacobs flowers gorgeous!
The backing is this Jinny Beyer fabric, which looks perfect for it to me.
And my always favorite shot of any quilt - fresh from the washer and dryer, all crinkly in the morning sunlight! Doesn't it just make you want to cuddle with it?
Not a quilt, but still awfully pretty - these angel trumpets blooming in the back yard. They are blooming prolifically and early since we had such a mild winter this year.
Right now I am working on another quilt to donate to the USO lounge at the airport. You may remember that my two friends and I had donated nine quilts earlier. The volunteer coordinator requested more with patriotic colors the next time, so we are trying to oblige her.
If you have not visited Mary Johnson's blog, you really should. This is one of her free (my favorite word) patterns which are available on her MaryQuilts site. She has a number of these patterns that are compatible with the GO! Cutter, too. That really makes them go together quickly.
Here's my progress so far. The horizontal rows are sewn together. Now I need to get them all connected. Isn't it a pretty pattern? The stars look almost 3D, and the diagonal patterns that emerge are really nice, too! Thank you Mary!
Speaking of nice, I have a very nice blog friend, Deb, who blogs as Wonky Girl. She and her husband live in Arizona and foster (and adopt) rescue poodles. The love they have for these mistreated dogs is so heartwarming, and even more heartwarming is to see the changes in the dogs as they stay in that loving environment. Just makes me happy to get a peek at the process.
Anyway, I got a package in the mail from Deb yesterday. Devotional books, rotary cutter blades, and that is a huge piece of the mottled blue and a couple of pieces of very patriotic yardage!!! Oh, yeah, these will be used very soon. She also sent a lot of churn dash blocks already made. My friend Sandy is making that quilt. Sorry, I did not think to get a picture of them before they left. But they'll be back, and I'll show you then. Deb also included a piece of yardage that will go beautifully with those churn dash blocks as Sandy puts them together. Can't wait to see the finished product! Thank you so much Deb! You are a blessing!
I hope you, who are mothers, had a wonderful celebration of that on Sunday. I did. My children and darling husband treated me very well, as they always do. I am a blessed woman!
Whew! That was a long one. Thank you for sticking around for the whole thing. Our God is so good to those who will trust Him. I do!
Hugs and kisses,