Saturday, February 27, 2010

Finally, I can post this!!

Hello, all!

Well, here it is - a picture of one of the birthday presents I've been working on! This one went to my lovely daughter Nancy, who celebrated her 26th birthday today, or more accurately, celebrated being born 26 years ago - she's only had 6 real birthdays, having been born on Leap Year Day! I love this quilt - it's a lot like her, kind of contemporary, clean lines and mostly cool colors. I love the blue and grey fabrics in this - they came from a fat quarter pack I bought in Seattle, made up of lovely Pacific Northwest batiks and prints. The greens, browns and the vibrant blue in the narrow border I added when I got back home, picking up some other colors from the Seattle prints. So - happy birthday, Nancy!!! I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed making it!

I cut out another little boy's quilt today, and started sewing on it this afternoon. Since it looks like our church quilt ministry is going to take off, we need to get some quilts made to stash away for future use! I hate not having one ready when it's needed..... This one is a great space ship print, paired with red and orange four patch squares. I think it's going to be really cute when it's done! One of the women in my sewing group has decided to host another sewing group time, two mornings a month, specifically to work on projects for this ministry - quilts for donating to kids in the hospital, clothes for children in orphanages, and maybe expanding into some other areas. I'm really excited about this - it's always fun to get together with these ladies, and really neat to be doing something useful while we are having fun!

It's a good thing I've got all these sewing projects - it keeps me busy and helps keep my mind off the cold weather. I'm ready for spring - but spring seems to be taking its time getting here!! Oh well, beach trip coming up soon! Maybe spring will show up by the time I get back.........




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