Monday, March 1, 2021

End of month applique update, and my monthly mini for February!!

Good morning, everyone!  February is in the rear view mirror, and here we are at March.  This year is flying by, in my opinion!!  Above is my applique block for Mrs. Lincoln's Sampler quilt, that I am making along with Cathy.  Cathy blogs here:  Big Lake Quilter: February Month End (wwwbiglakequilter.blogspot.com)  She is an amazing applique artist!!
Here is my pieced block for this month, too.  
I made this mini quilt for February.  This one was made of leftovers (the center portion).  The little flying geese were fun!! I really like this little quilt pattern, and have made three and given them away, so I made this one for me.   Please see Wendy, at the Constant Quilter, for more mini quilts! (our leader)
Is there anything better than plaids...and scraps....and hearts?  Oh be still MY heart!!!  I am making some quilted hearts, because it was February, and because I love them, and because my string quilt needs some hearts included in there.  

 I made more of these blocks...unsure of what they will become, but I like making them!!!


**************************A personal note*****************************


My dear sissie passed away 2-28-21 of Parkinsonian Dementia.  She had this 14 years...a lot of her life.  She was a brilliant woman, living on a farm, raised two lovely girls, and working as chief book keeper at our local bank.  As the chief repository of family history, she will be sorely missed, as well as for her sweet heart.   She was a seamstress, and quilter, and a wonderful cook.  My heart hurts a lot, and I know she is now at peace, free from the suffering she has endured for so long.  



***************************************************************************

Julie

33 comments:

Frédérique said...

Your mini is lovely, as well as your blocks!
So sorry for your loss. Hugs

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh Julie, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. My heart hurts for you. I am sending you hugs from afar. On the quilting front, you and Cathy make me dizzy with all that you accomplish. I love your monthly mini. Thanks for sticking with it. Hugs to your whole family in this time of sadness.

Robin said...

I'm so sorry you lost your sister. Watching her fight this lingering illness must have been hard too. My sister died last October. It's odd having someone walk out of your life that has been there the whole time. I'm not sad as much as I'm lonely. I love the framed hearts. I keep wanting to make a heart quilt, maybe it's time.

Quilting Babcia said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your sister lived life to the fullest for as long as she could and left a beautiful legacy for her family. Your mini is so sweet, love those flying geese too.

Rose Marie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Oh, those hearts ..... be still my heart!

Binsa said...

Dear Julie, my thoughts and prayers for you at this time.My deepest sympathy to you all.

Tired Teacher 2 said...

May you find comfort in the memories of your sister and the times you shared together. Hugs and prayers for you and your extended family.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh I know the hurt and loss you are dealing with as I too lost a sister a couple years ago --so my heart and prayers are with you and her family--
love all your projects--keep busy it helps!!
luv and hugs, di

Susan said...

My condolences on the loss of your sister. There is no one like a sister. I pray for you to be comforted during this time of grieving.

Janet O. said...

Oh, dear, dear Julie--when I read your personal note my heart stuttered! We know she suffered and isn't suffering anymore, but that doesn't fill the hole her passing leaves in your heart. My prayers are with you, and her family, to be able to feel the comforting Spirit of the Lord as she moves forward free of the debilitating disease that has plagued her, and as you try to move forward without her presence. Love you, dear friend.
Of course, your quilt needed hearts! I think of pink and hearts as symbols of you and the love you shower on others always.
Your mini is adorable, and the blocks you aren't sure where you will use them--they are great. You will make them shine somehow!

Kyle said...

I'm do sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Thank goodness that you have wonderful memories. Your blocks are great. Your plaid scrappy hearts are perfectly you.

Sherrill said...

Julie, I'm so sorry about your sissie. I know how hard that is.

Material Girl said...

I’m so sorry about your sister. I’m glad she isn’t suffering anymore.Hugs.

Loris said...

Julie, I'm so sorry for your loss. A sister is such a dear treasure. The bittersweet knowing she is finally free from this earthly torment but not with you. I know she blessed the world for being in it. Praying for your comfort.

Lynn Dykstra said...

I am so sorry, Julie.

Deborah said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. Praying you will find comfort in the memories you have of times with her.

Suzanne said...

I’m sorry for your loss Julie. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Suzanne

swooze said...

My condolences to you on the passing of your sister

Linda C said...

Sorry for the loss of this precious sister and friend.

Sharon Kwilter said...

So sorry for your loss. :(

Kristy said...

Julie- may God grant you peace and help your heart to remember the good times with your sister. Thank you for sharing this very personal part of your life. You are very special and it is good to share with friends who love you. K- lkw2x6-apq!yahoo.com

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

So sorry for the loss of your sister.

Stephanie D said...

Julie, I am so sorry for the loss you have suffered, not just of her physical body, but the ongoing loss of her memories and connections with her loved ones. May you keep the memories for her, and may God wrap his arms around you and yours.

Cathy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to loose a sibling.

I love your Mrs. Lincoln's blocks. Your mini is a great way to use up leftovers. Hugs

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Donna Keating said...

My deepest sympathy for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

Jane Dallmeyer said...

Julie, sorry for your loss, hang onto your memories!!
Darling quilts!!!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Julie, sorry to hear about your loss. This is always hard. Wishing you a lot of strength to go through this.

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Charlotte said...


I was so sorry to hear about your sister's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong and cherish your memories.

Charlotte

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Karen said...

Sad news about your sister. Did she live near you?

Cherie in St Louis said...

Julie, I don’t know what to say, but wanted to acknowledge your sister’s passing. Such a mixed blessing to know she is no longer suffering but your sister is gone. I hope your blog comments give you some comfort. Sending your a big hug.