It's Tuesday again, and I can't wait to show you what I made today! First of all, let me tell you that this pillow was inspired by KarrieLyne's adorable new design for The Quilted Fish. I would have made an exact copy of hers, pinwheels and all, but I was short on time and didn't have the patience to carefully match up pinwheels! So here's my version.....
This is a gift for my granddaughter for Valentine's Day - I've still got to find a cute book to put in the pocket (I found a red sock monkey today at the store!) but other than that, it's complete! The front is made from a charm pack of Lila Tueller's Isabella line that I won recently, and the back and binding is made from a piece of Heather Ross's Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries that I picked up in Hawaii. My version came out smaller - only 15" square - but I think for a 3-year old, that's a great size! Straight line quilting on either side of the diagonal seams on the front, and a 2" grid on the overlapped back, and it's done! So much fun to make, and really pretty quick. I really recommend this pattern!
And then, to finish off my toddlerless time, I got started on a commission quilt I'm making - - -
- - - - - cutting lots of strips to border some photos printed on fabric for a memory quilt! I can't wait to start sewing these together tomorrow during nap time!
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One final thing I want to share tonight - last Friday I showed you pictures of these two quilts....
......and this one went to his wife, because we thought she might be in need of a little comfort, too!
Today I got an e-mail from the woman in our church who brought this couple to our attention.
"Just got off the phone with Pat about the quilts. I dropped them off at
the oncologist office yesterday morn and they must have gotten them
after that. She said the timing couldn't have been more perfect.
They had been looking for someone in the family who had a quilt
they could use for him during treatments, but were unsuccessful.
She said last night they were all wrapped up in them
and looked at each other and just couldn't stop grinning!
The card was perfect as well. She said no one in the office told them how they got there but when they started reading the card, they just had tears streaming down their faces.
They were both so touched and are amazed
at the love that was being sent to them.
I feel so privileged to be able to share in this time.
Thank you so much for what you do and the ministry you have created.
God is truly being felt by your warm quilts!"
This is why I quilt!
So tell me - what motivates you??