Friday, August 6, 2010

Sew&Tell Friday - Another One For The Quilt Ministry....

Hi, all!

It's Friday again, and time to link up to Amy's Sew & Tell Friday and Andrea's Lush Friday!  I am so grateful for both these blogs and their link-ups - they keep me on track and make me finish my projects.  As any of my family members can tell you, I am seriously finish-challenged - but I'm getting better thanks to Amy and Andrea!

So what have I finished this week?

This is "Caribbean Reflections" - a scrappy version of Karrie Lyne's wonderful Moda Bake Shop recipe, "Random Reflections".

I had the beautiful blue Kona on hand, left over from an earlier project, and the remainder of the fabric is all pieces gleaned from my stash.

The back!

 Karrie's recipe is very well written, and a joy to make, even using stash fabric that had to be cut instead of the jelly rolls she wrote it for!

I am especially pleased with the bright, cheery aspect of this quilt - it will soon be going to help cheer up a 17-year old girl just diagnosed with cancer.  She will be going through chemo soon and we hope that this will brighten up her days in a dark time.

For those of you interested, we had a great week with the potty-training - only one accident!  The Lillibug is growing up fast!  We spent the week eating "picnics" on the living room rug - she loves to get pieces of my fabric and spread them out for picnic blankets and creating pretend "food" from anything she can find - balls, empty bowls and spoons, you name it!  Then after the picnic she gets out more fabric to make nap mats, blankets and pillows.  I asked her the other day just how many pieces of fabric she needed, and you know what she said?  

"All of them, Nana!"

Out of the mouths of babes........

"Whoever has the most fabric in the end, wins!"



PS - Be sure to check out all the wonderful finishes on Sew & Tell Friday and Lush Friday!  And have a great week!!

PPS - And check out the great giveaway at Sewlmate Sister!  It's my first time checking out her blog, but it looks great!!!


  1. Fantastic quilt! 2 in one actually! I love the way the quilting looks on the back, GREAT JOB

  2. Oh, Sarah! It's beautiful!! The back is amazing too!! I know that the girl it is going to will just love it!

  3. Beautiful colors in the quilt. I'd be hard pressed to tell which was the front and which was the back. They are equally pretty.

    Seems your Lillibug is a quilter in the making.

  4. It's gorgeous! And your grandbaby -- I don't know, I think she and Steiger need to meet one day! She's too cute!!! the curls!

    Love the quilt. The girlie is precious. really love the back of the quilt.

  5. Sarah, that quilt will brighten anyone's day, it's awesome! Your quilt ministry is inspiring! Keep up the great work!

    Good luck with potty training, you've got one smart girl who knows her fabric!

  6. Just found your blog! love the colors of the quilt-so Happy!

  7. Gorgeous quilt for a girl who I'm sure will find much comfort from it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing!

  8. I love this pattern and the back is even more amazing! I love what you did with it!

  9. I am sure your niece will find lovely comfort in this quilt. It was made with such love. Thank you for the beautiful kind words about my lush friday. I had a very hectic week what with one thing and another and feel that I did not focus enough this week but I will be back more inspired next week for sure. Keep it coming. Andrea xx

  10. STUNNING!!!!! You really have out done yourself this time!

  11. She's gorgeous! My 17 month old grandson loves to pull out fabric scraps and play with them. Mostly for thumb in the mouth time. I find scraps all over the house!

    Oh, the quilts are very nice too!

  12. That is such a great quilt! I love that Caribbean blue, and the fact that you made it scrappy. The back is just as nice as the front.

    "All of them, Nana," cracked me up!

  13. What a beautiful quilt. I'll have to bookmark for a future project! I love the blue, it's such a cheerful quilt.

  14. Gorgeous! And the back -- what a great surprise with that yellow! Good job!

  15. You just can't know how much I like that quilt. One. Lucky. Person.


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