Show & share comes in many forms!
And I am always excited to see what you have done with the fabrics you love, be it a bed-sied quilt, a table runner, a wall hanging, a pot holder, or in this case a fabulous TOTE made with Pineapple Crazy blocks, crazily reduced in size to be even SMALLER!
Sylvia brought her tote to class in Linthicum, Maryland this past weekend and we all went nuts over it. It’s GORGEOUS!
She said the funniest thing is when people ask her where she got the printed “FABRIC” for the tote.
And then she has to pick them up off the floor when she explains that it isn’t one piece of printed fabric, this is her patchwork – all of the precious tiny saved pieces!
How cool is this??
The block pattern for Pineapple Crazy is found in my book String Fling.
Being as it was Mother’s Day weekend, there was also a special event happening at St Paul’s Lutheran church where our workshops were happening.
Mother’s Day weekend and Thanksgiving weekend there is a special service to bless all of the quilts and comfort blankets destined for Lutheran World Relief.
The small side chapel with pews covered in comfort quilts!
The main sanctuary ALSO covered!
What an amazing sight!
These comfort quilts are evidence of “many hands at work” and will cover those in need with cheery color, bright and happy patterns as they are distributed around the world to those in need. There were also fleece blankets perfectly small for handing to little children who have so little.
It just did my heart good to see so much good coming from the heart!
Enjoy the rest of shared quilts in the slide snow below:
Yesterday morning’s drive was easy and uneventful, back roads all the way. I loved it – I really hate driving up I-95, and taking 29 through Charlottesville, VA all the way to Greensboro, NC was just the ticket. I’ll use this route again. I’ll take the route through the mountains any chance I get!
a 3 hour nap soon followed upon my return home, and it was great to have everyone else take care of dinner. Steaks on the grill, a great salad, baked potatoes with all of the fixings…full belly happy mama! And Jeff surprised his mama when he walked in bearing a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day. Perfect. Just perfect.
And this girl.
A bit of evening stitching!
These are the string snowball blocks I started before heading out to VA/MD. Pretty brainless, and easy evening sewing without having to match points or worry about seam allowance.
Morning trim up!
It doesn’t take much to make this girl happy!
This is a very short “layover” at home. I have just today to get ready for tomorrow’s flight to Portland, Oregon and then up to Washington State to teach for two back to back Quiltville Fans of Washington retreats. Oh boy.
Get more than 60 orders out the door by Post Office closing time today, repack the trunk show and the suit case and be ready to head to the airport at 4:45am tomorrow morning.
How I am going to do this?
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage quilt found in Virginia.
First things first, second things second. Put things on the list, cross them off one thing at a time, and don’t forget to BREATHE!
Have a wonderful Monday, everyone!