Wednesday, December 13, 2017

What I'm Working On

I confess -- I'm not really working on this one, but I wanted Jo to see what one of her patterns looks like in all scraps. This is the Modern Day Patriot quilt from Jo and Kelli's book Country Girl Modern. I knew as soon as I saw it that I would make it scrappy.

 This one will be going to my brother Jimmy as a Quilt of Valor just as soon as I have one finished for his son-in-law. Brother Jim served 26 years in the Navy, enlisting at age 17. (He had to have our parents permission!). He retired then worked for the Department of Defense until he was 65.  Our family moved a lot when we were kids, with my brothers and sisters sometimes attending a different school every year.  I was the youngest and we moved a lot but stayed in the same school district so I had a much different experience than my siblings. I thought scrappy was appropriate as Jimmy has had soooo many different homes over the years. 

He graciously allowed his daughter to marry an Air Force man, thus the need for another quilt.  :)  Here's a close-up of the scrappy goodness. 

I can't wait to share this one with my brother!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday Finish

I'm so happy to be able to share a finish with you this Friday! I've had the quilt top made for a while and finished the quilting right before my knee replacement surgery. One day last week, I got brave and went upstairs to apply the binding. Going up was great, coming down was more challenging.  :)

My husband Mike has a friend that has been there for him for years, always helping out with any project -- including making new doors for our kitchen cabinets and a custom cutting table for me that holds bolts of fabric and is the perfect size!

I knew that he needed a grand gesture as a thank you, and this quilt is it! I can't wait to see his face when it gets delivered.


This is Sue Garman's Washington Medallion quilt pattern. I joined a Block of the Month years ago from Stitchin' Heaven quilt shop and worked on this blue and brown beauty for years.