Monday, July 26, 2010

where have I been?

I've been slacking on my blog, I know. Do you ever feel that you just have a limited number of things you can juggle at once, and in order to concentrate on something new, you just have to drop something else for a while until you get everything under control again? Well, I do! My new distraction isn't even anything of consequence, it's just... distracting. But, I will slowly catch back up!

First of all, a big THANK YOU to my bee partners for the blocks I've received in the last month or so. They are beautiful!

Clockwise from upper left - Bethany, Angela, Colima and Megan.

And while I have been slacking on the blog, I have not been slacking on the crafting! I'm happy to report that I have finished my second "Cancer sucks" quilt, which will soon be heading to my friend Kelli in Texas. Sending a quilt to someone in Texas, in August, sounds like the stupidest idea ever, huh?

Like the first one, this is all vintage sheets - two each of 35 pink prints, and the "solid" is a pink and white Pottery Barn gingham. The back is also a thrifted sheet, but it's a newer Ralph Lauren 100% cotton (and buttery soft too). The quilting is just a simple cross-hatch through the squares. The binding is not scrappy on this one, only because I'd recently picked up a nice pink print, and it was sitting too close to the cutting table when it came time to do the binding...

I tried a new place to hang a quilt to take some quick photos... Next time I'll haul out a stool to stand on. Vada will not be happy with me if I break her trampoline by greatly exceeding the weight limit!

I still have to add a label, and I'm on the hunt for a good inscription. My friend Kelli is deeply religious, but I'm not so much. Can anyone suggest a nice bible verse for me?


  1. Another beautiful quilt! Sending a quilt in August, even in Texas, is NEVER stupid! You know it can get awfully cold in some of those over-AC'd buildings. :P

    Gorgeous blocks... I can't wait to see you put them all together!

  2. The quilt is lovely.
    For the Bible verse, this one came to mind right away and I think works nicely in this context is Psalm 91:4
    "He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."
    Hope that helps. :)

  3. Ooooh it is so PRETTY! I love the way it looks with the gingham (though it does look like a solid from a distance, like you said).

    Psalm 23 is always a good one:

  4. there is never a bad time to send someone a quilt. this is lovely. i know a lady going through treatment right now and i wanted to do something for her and a quilt was the only thing i could think of...this one is perfect. you always do such a beautiful job. you have been missed though...but life always has better plans for us than blogging. i have no bible verse off the top of my head but if i think of one i will let you know.

  5. Pretty blocks and quilt! I like Zephaniah 3:17

    The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

  6. very cool blocks.

    an a great quilt made with love.
    you're a good person!

  7. What a gorgeous quilt, I love it! The giftee will find so much solace and love in it. I live in Texas, and agree with Robin...alot of buildings are way to over AC'd, and besides that, I cannot sleep without at least 1 quilt on me. Great comfort gift, Elaine

  8. What a beautiful gift, Evelyn! Best wishes for your friend.

  9. You have some great Bible verses suggested already. Psalm 121 is a good one too. A quilt is a wonderful gift (and yours is beautiful!), but God is even greater.

  10. I love that quilt! I want to make one for me right. now! How big are your squares?

  11. I just love your quilt! It is beautiful! :o)

  12. What a wonderful quilt- you are such a sweet friend. Here are a couple of verses- (Philippians 4:13) I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. OR (Isaiah 40:31) But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall take wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
    I am sure she will love this quilt!