Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday Fun!

Scrappy String Quilt
I  love the little hands holding the quilt!
And if you look closely, you'll notice our sock collection
which is quite handy because you never really know when
when your feet will get cold and you might want a sock!

Hooray!!  I have a finish!  A finished top, at least (celebrate every victory, I say!)  Remember my post about playing first?  Well, guess what?  When you sew a little every day, you actually get things done!  Funny how those things go together!!

This quilt is made entirely from my stash.  I found a box with the scrappy string blocks with the purple centers and decided to play with sashings and cornerstones.  The outer purple border was chosen because I had enough of it (I know you were hoping to hear of my genius and creativity, but no...sometimes a fabric makes the cut simply based on yardage on hand!)

I am actually thinking of having this machine quilted by a friend with a longarm!  GASP!  This is a major step towards creative happiness for me.  You see I've always felt that I had to complete all of my quilts for them to be mine.  I love finishing my own quilts, but this is so freeing to dump my rigid rules and allow myself the freedom to choose to send my top for quilting. 

Wednesday Night Quilt Ministry
Sarah C. is standing near the center--in the white shirt

I am so blessed to get to sew and fellowship with dear friends every week!!  I took these pictures at our weekly quilt ministry gathering.  Sarah calls it our Sweat Shop!  There is so much going on in this room every week.  I think of it as organized chaos. 

Another view of our  precious group. 
God is so good to us!

Sewing with friends has blessed my life beyond measure.  I am so thankful that I get to be a part of this quilt ministry. 


Last night I saw a Christmas sewing project that made my heart skip a beat.  It's actually a mystery type thing, I think.  I'm new to this way of playing.  Anyway, I got all jazzed up (I finished that top, so of course I should start another project to keep the solar system equilibrium in order!) and cut nearly all the pieces and will be ready to sew when they post the first step. 

This is even more fun because I pulled all the fabric right out of my stash.  I'm not against buying fabric (oh no, not me!), but I get a special thrill from using what I already have. 

So tell us what fun thing you are doing today!!

may your day be blessed beyond measure!

This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
              Psalm 118:24
Linked to Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday!
Also linked to Crazy Mom Quilts!


  1. What a lovely quilt you've put together. Sounds like a good plan to get it quilted by your friend; that frees you up for your next project! :-) that's a great idea having your church quilt group meet up regularly. In my parish we have a small group who make Prayer Quilts when a need arises. But we all sit in our own homes doing our 'bit'( I appliqué shapes to blocks) . It always then seems to fall on just one person to sew blocks together and quilt...all in isolation.

  2. Gorgeous the stripy effect with the solid colour. Great to see the Minstry Quilting group. These ladies create amazing work. Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend. Marie (

  3. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the Sweat Shop - they are great!! And by the way, you would be welcome to come put your quilt on my frame and learn the fun of playing with a long arm!!

  4. Blessings on your quilting group! I meet with friends to quilt on Wednesdays and they are a huge blessing to me. I love your from the stash quilt, and that's what I'm doing with my stash, too. Some of mine go to Bundles of Joy on Ravelry. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)