Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friendship's Gift

Hard to believe another week has come and gone!  Remember when you were a kid and it seemed like forever until Christmas?  I kind of long for those days.

My friends Darlene and Debby had their sneak peek into their new quilting studio yesterday.  One of the big hits was my newest block of the month, Friendship's Gift.  When I decided to put together something for them, we decided we wanted it to be representative of their new place:  a place where people can come to visit, sew, and generally forget life's trials and tribulations and be with others who share their love of creating.  What better theme than friendship?

Those who know me know I rarely follow the pattern exactly.  My colors are almost always different than what they're "supposed" to be.  I usually just have to change some design element to make the quilt just a little different. 

This block of the month starts in January but they're taking sign ups now.  Cost is $19.95 per month and that includes all fabrics for the top and binding.  The book is sold separately and is $24.95.  If you are interested in participating, call Darlene at 479-372-7403 to get your name on the list. 

For those who are in the area, we plan to have a get together for those working on this project the 2nd Sat of each month from 9:00 - 10:30.  Visiting us is optional but we thought it would be a nice way to build friendships.

Thanks for your continued prayers for my mother.  We finally have a date to see the oncologist - Dec 23.  I have the date circled in red on my calendar.


  1. That is so soft and lovely! I really need to get caught up on my UFO's.

  2. I love this quilt also, I have the same book and plan to do this some day.....Keep up the good work. I would send you a picture of my Warm Hearts quilt but can't find your email address.
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Nana - You and me too on the UFOs!! I keep thinking I'll get caught up one of these days but fabric companies and designers seem to keep me enticed to buy more!

    Julee - I'd love to see it. The Friendship quilt is very fun and easy - large pieces make applique a snap. I "cheated" and did the invisible machine method.

  4. Kay,

    Love your design. It is so very soft and romantic. Beautifully finished.