Saturday, September 21, 2013


Last Sunday we had the dedication for the quilts my friend Sandy and I made for the boys' home a couple in our church is starting.  Sandy pieced four of the quilts and I pieced the other three and quilted all of them. No clue what happened to the pictures, but each and every one of them is blurry.  Bummer.  But you can at least get an idea.  They were all held up and admired and then everyone came up and laid hands on them and prayed over them.  We believe they will be a blessing. 

There is a Bible verse about the rock you roll on someone else coming back and rolling on you.  We are seeing the demonstration of that every day here.  Remember when Lady was such a rambunctious little pup?  (As if she isn't still!) Well, now Miss Dinah is giving to Lady what Lady gave to everyone else.  Here you see she discovered what a wonderful and amusing toy Lady's tail is.

Of course she is also now trying to take over Lady's job of "quilt helper".  It is interesting, to say the least, to get a binding sewn on a big quilt around here.

This churn dash is finally finished except for adding a label.  It will go to long time friends of ours in ministry.  I really like this one.  

I backed it with this pretty Rajasthan fabric from Jinny Beyer .  There was enough left to make the binding from that same fabric.

I have rows sewn together for another child's quilt.  Just need to get those rows sewn together and bordered and the quilting can begin.

I've also been working on these blocks, which are a little bit of everything - orphan blocks, experiments, you-name-it.

I've been going round the blocks above using some of this hoard of one-inch and one-and-a-half-inch strips.  Whenever I cut fabric, I usually finish by cutting all that's left into strips closest to a usable size.  These bins (yes, they are ice cream buckets) are just a small part of the leftovers I use in various projects.  It does help to have this much already cut and ready to go.

Then, while cruising around in blogland last night, I ran across this post and decided I needed to make some Ten Minute Blocks. I had some 6 1/2 inch squares I had cut with the Go! cutter a while back in my never-ending efforts to use my fabric stash effectively, so I used those and completed 12 blocks.  Just need to get these bordered and this one will also be ready to quilt.

Isn't it amazing how much you can get done just muddling along?

We had a LOT of rain yesterday and more today.  No flooding here, thank God, but still lots of much-needed rain.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, full of things you enjoy and people you love!

Hugs and kisses,


Anonymous said...

Way to go Elaine! The quilts are wonderful and the boys will love them.

Wonky Girl said...

Oh my, you have finished so many quilts! The children will love them.
That little black puddy tat is so cute and oh yes, I can just see how mischievous she is. What a "helper" LOL!

Karen said...

Wonderful to see the quilts being appreciated. I like the way the churn dash has worked out - it looks great!

Sheila said...

My goodness. You have been busy, Elaine. The boys will love the quilts. Cute pictures of Lady and Miss Dinah :D
I have always liked your scrappy churn dash. Thank for the 10 minute block link.

Thimbleanna said...

Do you EVER sleep! Holy Cow Elaine -- that's a year's worth of quilts in such a short time. You're making the rest of us look like the slackers that we are!!!!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love the Churn Dash quilt. All of the quilts are very lovely. I'm sure the folks enjoyed the quilts very much. You're such a talented person.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

So glad you are getting rain and not flooding. I love that beautiful churn dash quilt! It is so vibrant! The animals antics make me smile! Of course your quilts will be a blessing. I applaud you for all that you make and give!

Freda's Hive said...

As always you inspire me. I remember the first few times I read your blog. There is just something about you that really is wonderful.