I started The Pin-up Quilter blog a few weeks ago in hopes of documenting my many (mis)adventures in my rekindled relationship with quilting. Hoping to find some new friends who share the same love and adoration of quilts, as I do. <3
Currently I'm working on a very special project. An alzheimer patient who is a member in our congregation was once a marvelous quilter had started some 18" blocks. Her husband put them in a box and brought them to our pastor who gave them to our quilt group. It was agreed to hold them till I returned this winter. The husband's request was that they be turned into a quilt(s) and be auctioned. The money to be used to purchase something for the church in her name. There were 2 blocks she already started quilting, which I finished and turned into pillows. They were returned to her and her husband. She had a flicker of recognition...brief tho it was!! I've gotten 2 good sized comfort quilt tops. I'm just finishing quilt #2. They will be auctioned after I take them back to Ohio and quilt them on my machine at home. There was one quilt block left over and I'm quilting it by hand and making into a wall hanging. We are going to give to their daughter who has 4th stage breast cancer. The final item in the box is a wall hanging. Each square is a folded design. She had it basted and ready for quilting. I got a heart stencil and going to hand quilt it. It was decided to return it to the family as well. That's what I'm currently working on. I just received a call that my retreat quilt is done at the longarm. We are going to pick it up later this evening. All I have left is the binding and label. Woo hoo! Another UFO bit the dust!!!
Hi Christine, What part of California are you in? I have 2 grandchildren in San Rafael. Like your comment about your fish...is it a Beta by chance? I'm planning to get another one when I get home in the spring. I've had 2 in the past. My 9-year old grandson has been pestering me to get one....so he can take care of it over the winter. I have a sneaking suspicion that it won't come home in the spring! he he! Hugs, Linda