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Mary Coombs sent me this photo of her covid quilt (Covid-19 and it’s Mutations) done with my Searching for Beauty pattern. Mary wrote:

While I didn’t like the disease taking a year from normal life, it was fun to choose fabric from my stash and use some up. Certainly been a year for that activity. Thanks for all you do!  Mary Coombs. Winslow, ME 

Mary, thank you for sharing your quilt! It’s bright and cheerful and I like that especially now that we are coming back into normalcy. Maybe not the old normal, but close :-).

Happy stitching!

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This lovely Simply Delicious quilt was sent to me by Dana Toulson Leech. She wrote:

Hi Becky,
You asked me to send a picture of the fruit quilt once I finished it. Well, that happened yesterday! Thank you for all of the beautiful designs. They were really fun to do and it taught me a lot about applique. 
I purchased kits for all of the blocks except the tomato. For that one, I used the pattern I ordered from you along with my stash. I also added a wedge to the cantaloupe and embroidered a few seeds in the middle. 
This quilt is destined for my 96-year-old mother — to brighten up her room at the assisted living home.
Cheers and thanks again! Dana   

We all know that Dana’s mother is going to cherish this quit, and everyone who comes into her space is going to enjoy it too. Well done, Dana, and congrats on the finish! Thank you for sharing your quilt, and the story behind it, with us!

Click here to find the Simply Delicious ePatterns.

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From Julie Neuffer who wrote to say:

I saw the beautiful Anniversary Quilt that you posted a few days ago. Gorgeous!
Love love love your work!

Just returned from my latest quilting retreat last weekend and wanted to send you this pic. Took me forever to finish Fresh Picked Posies, as you can tell from the starting date, but I loved every second of it. Thank you for your wonderful work and inspiration! I’ve also got several of the Thru Grandmother’s Window blocks done. They’re very pretty. Up on my design wall and speaking to me. Hmmmm…. Best,Julie

I love it! Well done, Julie! this is a big quilt and sometimes they do take longer to finish. I love the way you improv-pieced the backgrounds. Give yourself a nice pat on the back. Thank you for sharing your quilt with us!

Click here to find the Fresh Picked Posies eBook.

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Carin Shaughnessy shared her finished Bullseye quilt top. It’s beautiful! She says: “I really really enjoyed this pattern and plan to make it again.” I say, great! Carin, you made a wonderful, happy quilt! Well done!

If you would like to make a Bullseye of your own, you can sign up for my class on Creative Spark or get the Bullseye pattern pack.

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Suzanne Nelson just sent me this story and the photos of her quilt. I’m going to share it as she wrote it:

It is with incredible relief that I share this quilt with you! I spotted your Thistle pattern about 20 years ago and began collecting a range of golds and purples. And kept collecting. And intending to make it. And well, one thing got in the way of actually starting, and then another. But mind you, I kept collecting fabrics.

Enter the pandemic. When I look for the silver lining in this extended period of stress, one of the things that pops up is this quilt! I finally sat down and with great mindfulness and enjoyment began stitching. It was so soothing to do a hand sewing project. It was so comforting to have a project to focus on every day. And so gratifying to finally finish a project that has been patiently simmering on the back burner for 20 years. Making this quilt was so satisfying and the best tonic for these unsettled tones. Thank you for the part you played in helping me make my way through these past months. 
Be well.

Thank you, Suzanne, for sharing the story of your quilt and the pictures to go with it. I love it all, especially the thoughtful positioning of the brighter green leaves around the outer edges. Well done! I hope you are already working on your next hand sewing project :-).

Thistles can be found in the Flower Favorites eBook or in the Flowering Favorites print-on-demand version.

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Maureen Moore Scheevel finished her Bullseye quilt top. She was in my virtual class with her guild, the Austin Area Quilters Guild. Here’s Maureen’s pieced top with all 7 rings. Isn’t it amazing!!!!

I especially love the yellow woven through the quilt… bright in the center, calmer, that a little higher intensity. It adds life and movement to the whole quilt. Maureen, you made a winner! Well done and thank you for sharing your quilt with us!

You can find my Bullseye Class on Creative Spark!