Archive for December, 2016

Lots of Love – Pink Heart Quilt

December 31, 2016

Here is a reverse chronological log of photos of my Cancer quilt. I have the horizontal sashing pieces cut and now need to do the cornerstones.

I think I will add some music fabric

September 7th 2016 I decided to add some music fabric.

August 27th in search of more word fabric! I would like to find a few more word fabrics. I have looked on EBay and Etsy. I said something at my Tuesday quilt group gathering and the next time we met Barb H. had an entire Jelly Roll of word fabrics for me. My quilting friends are amazing! The size of a Jelly Roll is perfect since the sashing strips I need are 2 1/2 ” x 6 1/2 “. Prior to the Jelly Roll the main fabric has the word LOVE the other two are written letters with postal stamps the 4 th has musical instruments and terms. I saw one fabric that had German script at a quilt shop and I just needed to go back and see how rich the background tone was and it turns out it was in the Jelly Roll.

I would like to find a few more word fabrics. I have looked on EBay and Etsy. If you know of any that would go with these let me know.

Seriously I am so impressed by the graciousness of quilters.

I am thinking of this small heart for the cornerstones. This is where I stalled on the making of this quilt. I have 3 blocks to make to get it to the size I want and then all of the cornerstones to do.

Still working on this. What do you think about the heart as a cornerstone?

On July 12th I received this block from a Flickr friend.

Girlfriends * Sisters How wonderfully appropriate. I just love it. A third Flickr friend, mimi’sdarlins, joined in with my Quiltin’ Babes to make blocks for my “Lots of Love” quilt.

Thank you mimi’sdarlins for this wonderful block.

At the time I received this block I had 7 chemotherapy treatments completed  and 9 left to go. That next Tuesday was my halfway mark for chemo.

Girlfriends * Sisters How wonderfully appropriate. I just love it. A third Flickr friend, mimi'sdarlins, joined in with my Quiltin' Babes to make blocks for my Lots of Love" quilt.

July 11th word fabric shopping! I found this wonderful LOVE fabric and then 3 whites for the backgrounds to the cornerstones and the blocks I will be making myself.

Word fabric for my "Lots Of Love" quilt. The pink hearts.

Block 26 came in the mail today. I think 30 blocks will be it. I have not made my blocks yet. I was thinking of word fabric between the blocks. Maybe pink buttons for the corners. I want soft to the touch fabric on the back.

Block 26 came in the mail on July 9th . I think 30 blocks will be it. I have not made my blocks yet. I was thinking of word fabric between the blocks. Maybe pink buttons for the corners. I want soft to the touch fabric on the back. I found some minky fabric out in Rogers that is so lovely. It is 19.99 per yard so we will see once I get the top completed!

Take a closer look at block 26 which came all the way from Angelika in Germany.

All the way from Germany. Thank you.

The block below came from Joyce in the CactusPatch

Happy mail. Thanks Joyce!

Here are the blocks from the Babes.Do you see the one reverse?

See the one reverse?

May 8th 2016

It's grown even more.

April 20th below

The beginnings of my own personal journey. Friendship blocks from some of the Quiltin' Babes. More to come and I think I will make a few myself.

I noticed my lump in January but thought it was a pulled muscle after doing chin up exercises at the health club. It wasn’t until Friday March 25th while doing a personal breast exam before going to bed I noticed the lump was still there and discussed it with Scott and decided I needed to go in and have it checked. On Monday I called my boss at work and she said to get in as quickly as possible. I called the clinic and they got me in that day. The journey began. It has been quite a year. I never thought this would happen to me. It has and I am living it. That is the key word. I am living and I am grateful. Happy New Year everyone. “Lots of Love” to you all.

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Vintage Love

December 30, 2016

I would love to share with you my love for vintage fabric as this year comes to a close.

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I have an ongoing love of making Triple Irish Chain quilts. I completed the top and back for my niece Erica and based and bound it. I gave it to her at her request not quilted and hope to quilt it some day.  This one I am currently working on is for her younger sister Mary Ann. I am cutting the white background fabrics for two additional quilts. One for my niece Emily and hopefully one for me. These one inch strips of fabric put into quilts has been a signature of mine. img_0050

This white fabric is a little thin. I hope this block holds up over the years. I do love the music pattern it has and I am able to use it in Leah’s musical quilt back as well. img_0052

Look at this beautiful fabric. There is nothing like it!img_0053

At this time of the year I like to bring out my vintage crocheted containers. I thrifted this one this past year at Value Village for $1.49. Ohhhh, I like it so much! img_0055

Look at these fabulous vintage cards and papers used in this box. img_0056

I got a new camera for Christmas which is one of the reasons I have not done a post in a long time. My other camera the lense is not retracting and of course it would cost more to have it repaired than to just purchase a new one. I don’t like this concept of our throw away society. I wish I could find someone who tinkers with electronics and would be willing to fix it just for fun!  I have to thank Scott for getting me a beautiful camera. Look at the detail it catches! Yay!!!! It has been a tough year for me. I have been battling cancer since the end of March. I still have a ways to go with treatments but so far so good. I am looking forward to 2017. I have to thank the 30 plus people who have followed me on Flickr and commented on my pictures this year. So many people have sent me gifts and cards it is sooooooo appreciated. Just when I would feel down I would get a greeting card or gift in the mail. Thank you all so much. img_0057