Thursday, July 7, 2016

Throwback Thursday

Throw Back Thursday to the first quilt I ever made. Circa 1977.

When I was 14, the young women in our church group tied quilts to put in our "hope chests." My mom and I went to downtown Provo, Utah, where we purchased this SUPER COOL calico cheater cloth at House of Fabrics. My friends and I tied this quilt and then for years it sat unbound in a closet. 

By the time I actually got married, I thought this quilt was hideous. But MANY years later, my mom bound the quilt and brought it to my home. I still thought it was ugly, so it sat on a shelf for many more years. Then my youngest daughter found it when she was a teenager and laid claim on it. 

This SUPER AWESOME quilt has now been to too many high school sporting events, concerts, and trips up the canyon, to count. It stays in the trunk of Jocelyn's car, ever ready for the next adventure. From time to time she brings it home and I wash and fold it. Now I look at this quilt with love and admiration for my dear friends who helped tie it. They are women of strength, who go about doing good. So much love and goodness in one quilt.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Scrap Buster

I love this stash busting quilt! 320 half square triangles made completely from fabrics that I already had!

My husband has been eyeing this quilt since I pieced it last fall and I finally gifted it to him this morning. Since the beginning of the year I have made quilts for husband, our four children, our daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and my mother. I love that they treasure the quilts that I make.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Fourth of July

Happy 4th of July!

Another finish from last week. I made these blocks NINE years ago and finally put them together.

This quilt is for my son, who recently moved to Texas.

I just love a pieced quilt back!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

A Gift of Love

This large Moda Love quilt is being gifted to a friend who literally saved my husband's life.

After over two years of unexplained illness, we were feeling helpless and quite hopeless until our friend became an advocate for my husband. She would not rest until we found out what was ailing John. Long story short, he had a hole in his heart the size of a quarter. Now repaired, he is enjoying good health again. We'll be forever grateful for our dear friend.

Isn't this quilting beautiful?

Friday, July 1, 2016

Pattern Testing

Is it possible to love a quilt a little too much? I didn't think so!

This Triangle Hexies Quilt, is one that I pattern tested for Emily Dennis of Quilty Love.

This was a gift for my sweet daughter-in-law.