Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Comforting Gift

I've been busy this past weekend making a quilt for my friend and trainer Ariel's 4-year old niece. Last week she was diagnosed with leukemia. My heart goes out to her and her family, so this tiny bit of comfort for little Noel was the least I could do. Maybe she can use it during her chemo treatments. It measures 34" x 39". I will give it to Ariel tomorrow so she can give it to her sister for Noel.

If you could send up a few prayers for little Noel, I'm sure He is listening.

Trying to understand His will,

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Presenting... Utopia!

This is what I've been working on lately. My new project is now a completed top! Yahoo! Presenting... Utopia!

It's a little wrinkly, but you get the idea. It was a very quick quilt to put together, as you can tell. I think the pattern is called "Chinese Coins." I just used 2-1/2 inch strips and had a blast. The hardest part was deciding on what fabric I wanted to use for the sashing. It took me a week to decide. No, really. I'm anal like that sometimes. Ok, ok -- a lot. :oD I'm very happy with my choice and I love all the colors in this quilt! I think it is one of my favorites. Had to do some creative cutting for the yellow mottled sashing, as I was limited on my fabric yardage, but I think it works.

Utopia and Sunset at Aunt Dinah's will be dropped off to be quilted at The Quilt Place on Monday.

On to the next project,