Show and tell…

Barb Glaeser sent this picture of her recently finished Tree of Life quilt.

Here is the story behind the quilt:

I loved the project and it traveled many places with me over the years. I did make a few design additions. I added a butterfly because my right side wound up curving out too far and leaving a void, when I washed it after doing the quilting one of the red wool flower centers bled, so we had to have bullion bumble bees! Since it is the tree of life I thought this was appropriate!
My daughter decided she like the tree of life quilt but wanted it smaller to hang in a certain place in her home (which she no longer lives in!!). I decided to make it the size of the pattern in the book (i.e. not enlarge at all). This was a 5 year 10 month on/off project (I know because I started when my grandson was born and finished last month and he turned 6 yesterday!).
It finished at 36 x 36.

I love the way Barb made this quilt her own. Well done and thank you for sharing!

Wednesday Giveaway

This week’s winner is Jacqueline Bower. She will receive a pair of Elan’s 5″ Embroidery Scissor. I don’t use these for anything like embroidery. I use these smooth-bladed scissors to cut paper and templates. You can also use them for fabric… and for embroidery :-).

I’ll be back next Wednesday with another Giveaway. In between now and then I hope to post some photos from Hawaii! Happy stitching, Becky

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Show and tell…

My friend, Susan Allen, is moving and cleaning out closets. She found this quilt and sent me the picture and the story. I love blasts from the past! Thank you, Susan, for sharing…

Audrey was in 1st grade (she turned 24 yesterday) and I would take her to school and then go home and appliqué for about an hour before going to work. That’s what I was doing when the planes hit the towers. This project kept my hands busy during that uncertain time.

It’s not quilted and it no longer fits my decor style, but I will probably keep it forever because of the history.

I thought I was being so avant garde using a black background! 😂😂😂🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

The quilt is our Block of the Month, Tulips in the Park. The digital patterns are still available. Click here to find them.

Broken pieces…

My mom loved Lladdro figurines and she had several. I kept two, one of which I gave her a long time ago. Today, it got broken. I made a loud noise at just the wrong time and Belle (the cat) jumped too close to it and down it went. Boom, crash, done.

I could glue the pieces together but it’s just not the same. I thought about replacing it but decided that that’s not the same either. Plus, I couldn’t find another one just like this online.

So, I did a mom-like thing and stuck her in a flower pot. Her one remaining leg is keeping her in place.

The cactus is from one that was in mom’s kitchen window most of my life. It got big, I ended up with it and nearly killed it. Mom got these bits growing in that pot (that she insisted on painting green) in her last year of life. I am doing my best to not to kill this cactus.

The pot sits on the window sill above my Bernina. I actually like the figure better in the pot than I did where it was, next to my bed. That’s good because this is where she’s going to stay.

Wednesday Giveaway

Diane H. has won a Pendant Thread Cutter made by Clover. You can put it on a cord and wear it which is nice for on the go sewing. But you can also stick it in a spool and use it the cut apart chain-pieced units. It’s a twofer (two uses for the price of one!).

I’ll be back next Wednesday with another Giveaway. Happy stitching!

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Wednesday Giveaway

Barbara J. is this week’s lucky winner. She will receive a box of Clover’s 3/4″ pins. They are one of the 3 pins I use for applique, along with the 1/2″ Sequin Pins and the Smaller Perfect Pins. And it isn’t glamorous, but I like to use these in in my design wall. They are big enough to do the job without being obtrusive.

I’ll be back next week with another Wednesday Giveaway!

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