I recently learned that my youngest sister has Stage 3 ovarian cancer. She's had surgery to remove the tumor and now faces 6 rounds of chemotherapy. None of our family live close enough to be able to physically help her so I decided we needed to be able to help in spirit. I made her a chemo comfort quilt - a lightweight (no batting), yet warm (flannel backing) and soft(minimal quilting) quilt that she can take to her chemo appts. The pattern is "X's and O's" or "Hugs and Kisses." I…Continue
I finally finished the quilt I made for my brother and sister-in-law that was supposed to be a present for Christmas 2013. The pattern uses 1 jellyroll plus background. First time I've used a jellyroll. Sure won't be the last. I really like the variety you get…Continue
My DD got married Sept 8th in the Finger Lakes, NY area. What a beautiful place! Wish I'd had more time to spend in the area.
DD and SIL chose to have a very intimate wedding - immediate families and closest friends only, no extended family. I surprised the wedding couple with a quilt signed by extended family members (all grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins) as well as wedding attendees. We used it during the ceremony to represent the love of the extended families as we wrapped…Continue
This is my first blog post here on QWU. I've been reading all your posts for a while now and I'm constantly in awe of all the creativity and artistry shown here. I made this quilt for my sister and her husband for Christmas. The pattern is Leap Frog by Me and My Sister Designs. My sister collects frogs so it seemed an appropriate choice. I named it "...Frogs sat on a speckled log..." since it reminded me of a counting song I learned as a child.( 10 little speckled frogs sat on a speckled…Continue