The first Friday of fall - definitely worth celebrating, even if it doesn't feel like fall yet (as Lilli pointed out to me this afternoon!) The beginning of serious quilting time, fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the rich saturated colors that are so prevalent right now! How about you - does this time of year inspire you to quilt? Or are you a fan of another season?
OK - enough about fall! Are you ready to get your whoop whoop on? Let's get down to it and see what everyone's been up to this week!
A few weeks ago, I received a box from Gayle, a blog friend, with some beautiful quilt tops in it. At first I thought they were for the quilt ministry, but then I read the letter that came with them. It turns out that Gayle had purchased a bag of fabric at a church bag sale, then turned the contents of the bag into all of the quilt tops in the box. She told me that the whole time she was working on the quilt tops, she was thinking about Nathanael (our Chinese grandson) and she wanted me to use the tops to raise money to help bring him home.
Well, the first of those tops has now found a new home! A local friend of mine wanted a large quilt to take with her on a mission trip to Germany next month, to give to the woman she will be staying with. When I showed her this top, she fell in love!
Beautiful Marcus Brothers fabrics in the colors of the seashore!
This was a beautifully pieced top, and a joy to quilt. And it brings us a little bit closer to bringing Nathanael home!!
I'll be sharing more of the tops Gayle sent in the near future - I've got the last one on the frame right now, and then we'll figure out the best way to find forever homes for each one of them!
So - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What are you whooping about this week?
What's making you dance the happy dance today?
Share! We want to dance along with you!
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