I took these pictures in the fading light of dusk.
My idea in making this quilt was to go gradually from light to dark
or dark to light, but I was also attempting to only use scraps and not cut into anything larger
than a scrap. The backing is Philip Jacobs, I think?
It's going to a good friend at work. Tomorrow is the last day we will work together as I am being transferred to a different county. We will miss each other - we've been lunchtime walking partners, among many other things we have in common.
I have been spending some time on Instagram and neglecting my blog. I hope to get back here more often, though.
xo ~ Jodi ~
I have four layer cakes and I'm determined to use them up. So this is the first of four.
I don't usually make the same pattern more than once, but this one is quick and easy and I might do just that. The pattern only uses 36 pieces of the layer cake, but I'm using all 42, thus the cut off blocks on the right side. Like I always say, the bigger the better!
Ignore the messy sewing room - ugh. And I must have taken this at the wrong time of day because the colors are all washed out. Yes, the fabrics are muted, but not this muted.
For a few years I had it in my heart and mind to make a quilt for a dear young mom, also my daughter's friend. She's a sweet woman with a Godly husband and a darling young daughter, Mykenzie, and a son, Zachary, who is now home with his Heavenly Father after blessing his mom and dad for 18 days. I think of him and his little family often, offering up prayers for peace and comfort for them.
I know they will enjoy this quilt, hopefully for many years.
This lap size quilt went to a dear friend whom I have been neglecting lately :-(
She received it just days before a blizzard hit Rhode Island - I think she likes it, in more ways than one.
Some of my fabric choices were less than stellar. I'm trying to get out of the mode of picking in a hurry. My sewing time is so limited, but I need to slow down anyway and FIND the right mix of fabrics and not just settle, because then there's regret, and regret is a very slippery slope. (Okay, enough philosophizing)
Even so, it's still one of my favorite qujlts!
~ Jodi ~
A friend, Maria, gave me a bag of fabric and this was in it, still just a top, or flimsy :-)
Her daughter Theresa made it quite some time ago. It seems like some of the fabric was curtains in another life (I forgot to ask her), but
I just had to finish it up and give it back to her. She puts lots of work into those little flowers/baskets. So cuuute! Maybe it's for the best that you can't see my machine quilting very well - ha! The backing fabric was also in the bag - it's a nice soft flowery yellow. I got lazy and did a self-binding by simply turning the backing fabric over onto the front and stitching it down. I'm sure she'll find some little baby to gift it to.
~ Jodi ~