Sunday, January 16, 2011

Good weekend

I met Sarah the quilting ladies in the quilting ministry on Saturday. I was blown away. I guess I was expecting a few ladies, 4 or 5, but there were a lot of women. I didn't count but I would guess 20 maybe 25. They were all so nice and talked with me as if we were old friends. Made me feel very welcomed. We worked on blocks for a young man. I never did hear the circumstances but that didn't really matter, just a young man in need. The humming of the machine were like angels singing. Each lady was giving a little of herself to help someone in need. Some had sewed before, some quilt, some didn't have a machine, but extra machines were there to use. Each lady had a smile on her face and was excited to be part of it. Each one proud of their blocks. Sarah did say we made enough blocks that day for 2 quilts. We used material that had been donated, Sarah thought maybe it was salesman samples, little squares maybe 2x4. We just sewed them together, a piece big enought to be squared to 10 inches, sashing and borders will be added. Wonderful ministry and it doesn't look like it will slowing down anytime real soon. I can't even explain how I felt that day when I left. I heard so many stories and so many times that day I heard "It's a God thing" and I agree. If you have fabric in your stash that you don't need or can't remember what you bought it for or if you need room to buy more fabric send it to Sarah. She and the quilt ladies can put it to good use. They have a way of taking a not so pretty fabric and making it beautiful.

Remember this is what I won on the Holly Jolly Bingo game.....

and this is what I made. Used a pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew, made a few changes. I love the way it turned out.

Had a busy sewing weekend. I worked on one of my UFO's.

made one more block

Then another.... and another.....

I ended up finishing all 7 blocks that I needed. Cut out sashing and started sewing it together,6 inch pieced sashing.

Hope you had a good weekend. Back to work tomorrow.


  1. Thanks for the kind words, Diane! I'm glad you had a good time. We had 22 people there, and made 46 blocks - enough for three quilts! I hope you'll come join us again.

    PS I love your black and white quilt, and your star blocks are awesome!

  2. I love that black/white/red quilt! I'm slowly gathering fabrics for one but haven't decided on a pattern yet. Yours turned out great!