Scrap wants me to tell you that there's another giveaway happening on the blog. Wait, what was that Scrap? You're giving away something on YOUR blog? When did you start a blog?? Well, while Scrap and I work this out, click the link in profile to enter a SECOND #SQFlyAway quilt kit giveaway.
I spent my lunch break glue basting a quilt for the very first time. I am working on tee shirt quilts and I wanted to try this method of basting on a small quilt first. This is a baby quilt, simple patchwork from a line called McCalls by Windham Fabrics. I have kicked myself a hundred times for not getting more yardage of this. I watched YouTube videos and used the Elmer's washable school glue and a slightly warm iron like everyone has recommended. It went together more smoothly than the 505 spray baste and I am definitely not going to miss removing all those curved safety pins. It is drying overnight and I am going to get up with the roosters to stipple this before my work day starts tomorrow. Any glue basters out there? @kristifromcolt, I might be hollering at you for advice. #quiltersofinstagram#quiltsofinstagram#kentuckyquilters#kentuckyquilted#babyquilt#gluebasting#windhamfabrics#mccallsfabric
Happy World Peace day 🕊
I had the most remarkable week, thanks to these two inspirational ladies. 💖
Following The Festival of Quilts I wondered what to do with my quilt that I'd poured so much thought and love into. I didn't want it stuck in a box and so on a drive home my beautiful friend Sue popped into my head...the lady in red and white. :
My quilt is called The Hidden Message (as it says "love will win" in International Morse Code). I've known Sue nearly 20 years and she just emanates love, so it was a perfect gift for her.....and her church.
The work Sue and her church do within the community, especially for the homeless, is humbling, inspirational and at times dangerous but they just quietly get on with it giving their endless energy, and love to make a real difference. Which brings me onto the lady on the left, Kez, in the photo. Wowee. :
Kez is the minister at the church and I had the privilege of meeting her ( in very random but funny circumstance) prior to popping over to her church for a lovely coffee, chat and the chance to see my quilt in it's new home.
I was completely blown away to find it hanging...but not only that hanging above the pulpit!! Gobsmacked, I was asked to talk about my quilt during their service. I found myself talking about how I was moved by the thousands of random acts of kindness seen after atrocities, that were rarely broadcasted by the media. I talked of the need to document this in some form and how I realised love isn't perfect, so this led me to making the quilt imperfect. I told them how I chose rainbow colours to reflect individual differences and how beautiful it was to see what happens when differences are celebrated 🌈. It's the imperfections in persuit of love that make it perfect.....Kez then gave the most incredible talk about LOVE which I shall never forget, the reaction was WOW!! 💟💚💙💜💛 :
I feel so proud, humbled, in awe, excited about how an act of sharing something I made with love has taken on a life of it's own and is spreading it further. Perfect to share today I felt #worldpeaceday#dowhatyoulove#baptistchurch
Spotted in the wild, my Fontaine fabric collection done up beautifully in two quilts at #utahquiltfest . The top is a block of the month from Nuttall's fabric store and the bottom was done by Brooklyn Halling and entered in the quilt fair under the youth category. @utahquiltguild #rubyjubilee#utahquiltguild @pbtextiles
I know it's weird. But I can't work with jewelry on. 🤷🏼♀️
And so it ends up in piles around the house. And in my purse. 👜 Pretty sure I have enough jewelry for 3 girls in my purse. 😂
Am I crazy or does anyone else just feel like it gets in the way???
These darling pieces are from @elealutz's new project book, Dolly, featuring 10 doll projects to sew and love. See more of the projects on our blog during the Dolly Book Tour. Link in bio.
Always the little helper. 🙄
Totally prepped for tonight's @silverwoodpark old fashioned fall make and mingle event! $14 at the door, and tons of local beer and waffles for anyone in the twin cities area (and a few local quilts too 😉).