Thursday, May 20, 2021


This story starts with a piece of beautiful fabric that came in the mail last week. It is a design by Philip Jacobs, one of my favorite designers. I did not order it. I had no idea where it originated. But I decided the best thing to do was to put it to use. I washed and dried it.

And then I cut it with the half hexagon die. I also cut some solid brown to go with it. I thought that would be a good idea.

I decided it was too boring, so I added lots of different colored half hexies. Much better!

Oh, so happy with it now.

Isn't it pretty!

And very cuddly!

Mr. Muddling and I delivered it this morning to a precious neighbor of ours who is fighting a battle with cancer. She and her husband of 65 years are just adorable. And she loved this quilt so much.  I am so glad.

I had called to let them know we were coming, and while we were on the way, she had her husband go outside and cut some gardenias for us. Aren't they gorgeous! Our house smells wonderful.

And before we leave the saga of that quilt, I had an email from a long time blog friend asking me if I had received her gift. YES! I like to know who blessed me! Thank you so much, dear wonderful Deb!

Our next door neighbor gave me this plant this week. I had never seen one like this before.  It is a zamioculcas zamifolia Raven, or zz black raven. The leaves are so dark a purple as to be almost black. We have really good neighbors!

There has been lots of rain falling around this area lately and it's not over yet. We had a break today and it has been nice to see no rain falling for a change. The plants outside are loving it though, even if we do have a muddy mess!

I do hope there is lots of beautiful where you are!  God is so good to us all!

Hugs and kisses,


Karen S said...

Adding those bright colours to the quilt was a wonderful idea. That has really made difference to this this quilt. Great to know the recipient enjoyed it too.
I can imagine the beautiful perfume from the gardenias.
And that new plant looks fascinating.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

The feather print worked great with the half hexagon die. Many colors make a happy quilt!

Sharon Kwilter said...

Wow, I wish I had random beautiful fabrics arrive in the mail. LOL Lovely project.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh my gosh!!! what a great story!! that fabric just must have needed to wing your way and your friend knew it, and look how it turned out - what a blessing!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How wonderful that your friend sent you fabric and how lovely the quilt and your thoughtfulness is. We are still in awe of the beautiful quilt you sent to Zack!

Connie said...

The quilt is beautiful and also a gift to be cherished. You truly blessed your friend.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Wow! What an awesome quilt. I love the colors and the pattern.