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Showing posts from April, 2017

Graduation Gift and a Mystery Revealed

My nephew graduates from high school this year.  I decided to let him pick a pattern and colors and I think he did great.  This is his quilt.

This is a pattern from Connecting Threads called Move Over.  I added one extra set of colors to make it a bit wider and also made it a little longer.  Wanted it to fit his dorm bed.  I also used a great wool flannel for the back.  A pretty simple pattern as long as you keep your strips in order.

I also finished our guilds mystery quilt.  It's not due until August so I'm ahead of the game here too.  I found some fabrics in my stash for the front and back!  Love when that happens.  The fabrics were actually from a kit that I got from a friendship group member that passed away a few years ago.  I realized I wouldn't make her pattern so de-constructed her kit.

Only one of these was on my 2017 Goal list of quilts I wanted to finish this year.  The Mystery Quilt was #11.   So 5 of the 15 are done.  Woo Hoo!

Also when my mom passed away m…


I spent the last week in Arizona to meet my new and only Great Niece.  I took my dad as he wanted to hold his great granddaughter.  My sisters and my brother also went so it was kind of a mini reunion.  Here's she is.  She is such a good baby.
I got to babysit her for an hour and what fun it was.

I had never been to Arizona so I got to see some great things.  We spent a couple hours on Lake Saguero.  Saguero is the type of cactus all around the lake.

 We also took a trip to Sedona.

And to the Phoenix Botanical Gardens.  Who knew cacti could be so beautiful.

And we got to visit some old friends.

Another reason for the trip was to hand deliver the wedding quilt (posted picture on 3/5/17) and the I spy quilt (posted 2/12/17) for my sister to keep for when her granddaughter visits.  Also to bring a knitted afghan that my mom made for her future grandchildren.  (Made before she passed away.)  
We rented an AirBNB house so it was perfect for us to entertain and stay together.  It was…