Now for some quilting content! Stina of www.kviltstina.blogspot.com designed these lovely heart stitcheries around February...hey, I am only a month and 1/2 behind! I stitched some of the blocks, then played around with some orphans and scraps and came up with this. I think I will crazy quilt it, you know, with embellishments and stitchery.
One of the stitchery blocks...
And don't you think that these blocks should fit into the quilt somewhere? They were a gift from a dear friend, Joyce in Arizona. They are so cute, very small, and so precise. I love them! She also sent Christmas fabrics so I could make a replacement Christmas star quilt for the one I botched up...and she sent a bunch of 1 and 1/2 inch strips! I have some again, now!! Such gorgeous fabrics, too. Thank you, Joyce!
While all the hospital drama was going in this last week, I went out of the hospital for a little bit to get a small lunch...and the quilt shop was 3 blocks away, so I ended up there for a few minutes. An older lady came in with an armload of 1930's quilts, she said her mother had passed away and she did not know what to do with her old quilts. The quilt shop took them and passed them along free of charge to anyone who would give them a good home. Here is the one they gave to me. It was dirty, dirty...so I thought, hey, just give it a try, and I washed it on gentle. It came out sparkling and fresh! It was quilted all in purple thread, by hand, and the back was turned to the front for the binding. It was a comfort to me last week...the batting was very thick, I think maybe hand made, bunched up a little, but very warm. It has a few tattered places, but on the whole is intact.
Here is the block. I have not seen this pattern before. She used lots of dress making scraps, and lots of different purples to quilt it. I love it!!!
Husband update: He continues to do better, just terribly swollen and tender of course, but I am so glad to have him here. Thank you so much to everyone whose thoughts and prayers held us up during this very scary experience!!! You are wonderful to me.
Have a super day!