Wednesday, November 21, 2018

This One Feels Like a Keeper

It feels so good to get this particular quilt finished and washed up before Thanksgiving. All along, I've had the hardest time photographing this quilt. The yellow just keeps getting louder depending on where the light hits it!
Quarter Circles Round #2 all finished up!
Had to get most of the holiday baking done today before giving myself permission to get sidetracked on the computer. Quilts may be very high on my priority list but the rest of the family wants their pumpkin pie cold when they get up tomorrow morning.
Never underestimate the power of adding quilting stitches....
It's been a long crazy year, but we have so much to be thankful for. Don't want to ever lose sight of that do we?
It may have started out as a mistake, but this layout
looks like it was always meant to be!
Reading and hearing about the wildfire devastation in California is just heartbreaking. Honestly I can only take so much before I have to turn away. Lori over at Humble Quilts has a wonderful way that we can help out some of our fellow quilters in that area.
Yellow isn't my favorite color but it's definitely
worth playing with....
It may seem silly to some. Worry about sending quilting supplies to people who have been burned out of their homes? But quilting is extremely therapeutic to those who are used to having it in their lives. Very few people will feel free to use any hard won recovery/insurance money on 'hobbies'. From experience with close friends and relatives who have been there, I know they will tell you that they struggle with feeling good about spending money on anything but absolute necessities.
Something about this quilt....
Just sending a little bit can make that decision easier for them and help them get a good start on regaining such a positive and important part of their lives. Money is very tight for me this time of year, but it costs nothing out of pocket to dig around in my quilt room and come up with a small care package of quilty goodness. The only cost then is postage!
Loving all the  imperfect circles
I'll never forget how good quilters in our country {and around the world!} were to my own mother several years ago. She has never forgotten that outpouring of love and kindness from so many good hearted persons. And now I'll get off my soapbox. Truly, this is not what I normally do as I just assume that people give as they see a need, and usually do so quietly and from the heart--no prompting needed. Please don't feel any pressure or expectation from here, and definitely don't feel like you need to tell me one way or another what you choose to do. That's your private business and we're all perfectly okay with that.

Getting back to my fabulous yellow quilt now. It's been a very happy finish. In fact I can safely say that I adore it now after so many ups and downs during the making of it. So many great fabrics in it that really melt my heart! Must be the perfect mix of sweet and sassy. As you can see, I kept the quilting really straightforward and simple. So many times it feels kind of lame and pathetic {in a comparison sort of way}, but in the end, that's the stitching that resonates so emphatically with me. It's good to do the things that we love the most. To finish up and nod our heads. Yep, this one is a keeper!

15 comments:

  1. I would keep that quilt too!! It is perfection!!

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  2. I love your yellow quilt. It is so sad about the fires and how many quilters are some of those in need. I had heard of one school bus driver but your link when to another - so many stories to be told.
    There is another quilter who she and her sister are raffling a quilt and all proceeds to go to the people in the area - I'm sure there are other fund drives we will hear of also

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  3. Beautiful finish, yellow is fabulous!
    And your hand quilting is the perfect touch.

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  4. Beautiful quilt. I wish I could run my hands across the stitches. Just love it, tho I love all your starts, in progess and finishes. Happy Thanksgiving. We all will be thinking of those in California struggling thru this devastation and loss. I'll check Lori's post.
    Rondi

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  5. I am so glad you now love this beautiful quilt - It is amazing and full of goodness - just like you. Happy Thanksiving!

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  6. That is a beautiful finish. It is devastating to see so many lives uprooted by these fires.

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  7. Yellow is my favorite color! The photos where your yellow quilt is drpaed are so beautiful. Nice work, and a testimonial to many hours of meditative quilting. Thanks for the link to Humble Quilts, I will be sending some stuff. Busy hands are important when folks have minds in a whirl.

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  8. I've been thinking about your family and the loss you all had. You spoke the words very well, thanks for passing along what you know from personal experience.
    That quilt is lie the sunshine! I love it!

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  9. I love that block and in those warm colors and the quilting is the icing on the cake! It's definitely a keeper.

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  10. This is a beautiful quilt, one you will treasure for years. I'm glad you're keeping it.

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  11. Sunshine and your quilt will definitely have a positive affect on anyone's mood.

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  12. This is stunning. You really should submit it Quiltmania or another magazine for publication. You are so talented!

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  13. A lovely quilt, that yellow just sets them off beautifully!

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