Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The end of the holiday for me

Hi all! Exciting times at my house...Darcie sent back quilts, quilting and ready for binding! I will show pictures next time of these, but may I just say....Quilting by Darcie, Autumn's child is the best ever. I just love my quilts when I get them back! I just need to get busy on the binding. Above are my blocks; my Judy Laquidara's current bright beautiful quilt. I have no idea why, but each and every block is so crooked and wonky. I am going to hand quilt this one...have to! To work out all those little crooked parts. :) Wish I were a perfect piecer, but it is just not to be...and I am OK with that!! The lovely pattern that Judy came up with will make up for it.


See these pretty felted bowls? Darcie made them, by hand, and I was the lucky recipient of them. Perfect for earrings on the bed side table, and a million other uses. I just love them, the texture and look are wonderful. Thank you again, Darcie!


A close-up detail of one of the bowls.
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I have been thinking of where I want my quilting journey to head. I really think that although I just love quilts and want to keep them all, or give to family, that I would like to reach out to others and be of service and help to those who may need it. Sooooo, I will be working on what I call service quilts, either to raffle for worthy causes, or donate to people who need them. And, I really want to sell some of my little hand quilted ones I love so much, and donate the money to causes associated with neuro-muscular diseases. So, stay tuned! This is underway!! I just dread the thought of my little quilts getting tossed when I pass away, and no one getting any benefit of them. Thank you for listening to my thoughts.
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Gratitudes!
Health enough to work and meet my obligations.
Wonderful family and friends.
Quilts to share!!
Julie


7 comments:

Vicki W said...

Those bowls are very cool!

Libby said...

Sounds like you are finding a great way to broaden your quilting journey - your ideas sound wonderful *s*

Trisha said...

I like your quilt block. Sawtooth stars are my all time favorite. The felted bowls are cute. There are so many great uses for bowls like that. I applaud you for your plans to use your quilting for good.

Pat said...

I love your star block and your generous spirit for deciding to make compassionate quilts to help others!

The Calico Quilter said...

You touched on something I have been thinking about - with no children to bequeath my quilts to after I'm gone, what will become of them? Should I start giving them away now? Dispose of them in my will? Unlike other possessions such as furniture which are "just stuff", my quilts have a lot of ME in them, and I would like to know they are somewhere being used and loved. And what about the ones my mom made for me? It's a puzzle.

Sherri said...

The end of your post really got me thinking about where I want my own quilting journey to go...thanks so much for these thoughts and ideas!

meggie said...

Those bowls are so pretty.
I love that bright block! Love colour.