Saturday, May 28, 2016


What does love look like? It must look like all these quilts. It comes in all different colors, all different shapes, sizes and its different from person to person. These wonderful people came together over the course of a few months and made 17 quilts. My heart is filled and warmed with the compassion and kindness the following people have given: Veronika Craig BurgessLiane Koehl Robert Koehl Laurie KobeszkoEllen CrosbieTom Daurio Nancy Daurio. Without your help this never would have been possible. They have given time many weekends over the past few months to make 17, yep that's right *17* quilts. One was given to a local person recovering from a horrific accident. One is on the frame being quilted now. Two will be for Michelle Daurio Sacchitello for Relay for Life, 6 will go for Happy Chemo, and eight will go locally to Sage Cancer Center here in McHenry (including the one on the frame). For those in looking to find goodness in this world, look no further, it's right here with these people in my front yard. Thanks to Sarah at Confession of a Fabric Addict  for hosting.  I record setting year!! 

Monday, May 2, 2016

First May Monday!

We've had a little sewing in the past couple of week, two  Love quilts put together for hands2help. I really do Love them. This puts our total at 11 quilts. 5 are complete, 6 waiting to be quilted.

They had to wait a little while as I had Sandra's quilt on the frame. She made this for her granddaughter, all those tiny 1in squares and the gingham, this was definitely a spirit lifting quilt while quilting, bright and cheery. My first ever 4h sewing project was with pink gingham, a little apron. Pantograph is drunken feathers by Barbra Becker, glide thread on top and bottom. Quilters dream cotton batting

There's also a few more blocks finished for the Splendid Sampler. I didn't want to do the hand embroidery block and couldn't get it to digitize nicely so I found my own pattern. Lady slipper is wonderful isn't it? My fabric line is Lady Slipper Lodge so it's all good. Then I thought this lovely lady slipper needed a companion so I made this sweet butterfly.
Block 21

Block 22

Block 20 - well my version anyway

a bonus block

And of course I spent some time with theses sweet little guys.

That is one proud big brother!

They look like they are telling each other stories don't they??? So Sweet

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