An OLD Finish

I made this quilt eons ago … it was a wedding gift. I received a picture today … evidence that it is still in use! AWESOME!!! That’s what I want … my quilts being used.

I really dislike it when people say that they put it in the closet and are saving it. What are they saving it for? Use them. (Enough of my rant!) This quilt is being used and I LOVE that!

I had forgotten that I had put a verse from Philippians on a label … it might have been on their wedding invitation or … who knows … but it reminds me of how fitting it is for the couple that received it! They have both grown in grace and gentleness!

Here’s a picture of the whole quilt. Designed by me with input from my daughter. The colours are more true in the picture above. The quilting was all stitch in the ditch.

I was Featured!

Jennifer from Wednesday Wait Loss featured my July Island Batik wall hanging! As did Denise from Put Your Foot Down. You can read about it HERE.

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    
Gail 

Linking to:

Midweek Makers @  QuiltFabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss @  Inquiring Quilter
Happy Needle  and Thread @  My Quilt Infatuation
Muv / Free Motion Mavericks @ Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing
Put your Foot Down @ For the Love of Geese
Finished or Not Friday  & TGIFF @ Alycia Quilts
Sherry @  Powered by Quilting
Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Off the Wall Friday @ Creations – Quilts, Art, Whatever
Peacock Party @ Wendy’s Quilts and More

Linky Parties

Some of my followers ask why I link my blog post to other bloggers linky parties. Here’s why:

When I first discovered the wonderful Internet world of quilting, I was totally amazed, but found I was often just visiting the same sites. It didn’t help that I had no idea about Google or search engines or Pinterest or anything. And this was YEARS before I started my blog!

Then one day, I happened upon a blog where there was a Linky Party each week. I believe it was Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times and her Linky Party was about what’s on your design wall. I found it was an amazing source and changed every week. Through the Linky Party, I discovered many blogs that I still follow today.

Also, during that time, she had a free quilt pattern. The challenge was to use a stripe fabric and scraps. I have no idea when Judy did this, but I finished it in 2009. This was the result:

And, I played with the stripes and made big big blocks for the back. That was fun!

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Carpenter’s Wheel

Apr 2018-8A friend saw a quilt that I had made in 2007 on my Facebook page.  She asked if I had the pattern.  I couldn’t find the pattern any where.  I looked through all my files – both paper and on the computer.

I have made at least 5 quilts using this pattern.  This was when I was first getting back into quilting.  It is easy to pick 3 co-ordinating fabrics, the blocks are big and go together easily. Continue reading