Several months ago a good friend of mine sent me a facebook message asking if I could make a ribbon tag quilt for her newest daughter. I immediately said yes, and began searching through my fabric stash for coordinating fabrics. This quilt would quite literately be a sister quilt to the Self-Sashing Quilt I made … Continue reading Ribbon Tag Baby Quilt
I'm finally making some headway on all the mini-quilt swaps I signed up for back in the Spring - and have seriously limited myself on any new swaps I sign up for (too many swaps means too little time to finish a well-crafted quilt). Anyway, today I'm sharing a look at a quilt I made … Continue reading Fairy-Tale Mini Quilt
The week I got back from Ecuador (back in April), my Dad and I planted our strawbale garden - and man has it taken off. Before I share some progress photos and stats (scheduled for next week), I thought it might be fun to run through the basics of this year's spread. After last year's … Continue reading Planting the Straw-Bale Garden – Year 4
Just like I did for my Ecuadorian kids, I made Helen Angela a duffel bag that matches her quilt. I started by using this pattern and leftover fabric from her quilt. Since it had been a couple of years since I'd made Helen's quilt, and I didn't do so great of a job keeping the scraps, I … Continue reading Helen Angela’s Duffel Bag
It's weird - this preparing for Peru. I knew it would feel rushed - having just gotten back from Ecuador a little under 2 months ago, but this feels nothing like what I expected. It's already so different from Ecuador - so, so different. I have done so much less preparing - both physically and mentally. … Continue reading Preparing for Peru: What I’m Changing from Ecuador
Just before I left for Ecuador, I finished up this pretty little quilt for another one of the mini-quilt swaps I signed up for through instagram. This time, the theme was Spring, and my partner had requested bright, non-pink colors. It took me a while to decide on a pattern, but once I did, it … Continue reading Spring Fling Mini Quilt
Several months ago, after, I had finished my first Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt, and had tons of rainbow half-square triangles leftover, I came across a rainbow themed mini quilt swap on instagram. I knew it would be the perfect project to use up all those stray HSTs, and immediately signed up to participate. Before … Continue reading Rainbow Mini Quilt
Almost exactly two years ago I wrote a post about my Compassion International Child, Helen Angela, and her Almost Smile Photo - a photo that I was so happy to get because it was the first time I had seen her remotely happy. Always a serious photo taker, Helen Angela comes off as stern and no-nonsense, … Continue reading Look at that Smile!
I'm sharing my 8" block created as part of the 52 Quilters Project over here today. Won't you join me?
"The soul is healed by being with children." English proverb