Sunday, June 8, 2008

And the Winner Is....

Matilda! The choosing was not random at all. Here's what she had to say...

Oh that is a beautiful quilt! My cousin, who is also my mother's god-child, just had her fourth child on Monday. She gave birth to a little girl named Jayden Leah who is very tiny at only 5 pounds 3 ounces. Today is my cousin's birthday and she will be spending it in the ICU with her little girl who has some sort of infection that is baffling the doctors right now. I would love to send her this beautiful quilt of yours to brighten her day. I am not trying to get a sympathy vote here, but as soon as I read your post, the spirit moved me. Happy 200th post!

How could I pick anyone else?? Thank you for all the lovely comments. I was glad to get to see some new blogs through this as well. Thank you all for the lovely comments. And, by the way, this is an hourglass block, not a bow tie. I'm so glad as I like hour glasses better than bow ties. As you can see on my sidebar, I joined Quilting Bloggers. Check it out when you have time. My problem is looking at all the fabulous creations of others and not working on my own!

Speaking of projects, here is a picture of the box cushion I made for my cedar chest. As you can see I had my first visitor. In the course of making this cushion I discovered that I lost my zipper foot. Due to having to make the cording with my regular foot, it isn't as snug as it should be. I've wanted to get a foot to attempt machine quilting so I guess while I'm ordering feet, I'll just get two. It is always helpful to have two feet, isn't it? (ok, that was REALLY a bad joke).

Projects for the future: Pillows to surround the cushion and a picnic quilt. I think I'm going to use Amanda Jean's first quilt along (nothing like joining months after everyone else is finished). Yesterday I whipped up a bag for my camera. I'll try to post a picture soon. It would have been perfect if I had made the flap a few inches bigger. The Velcro I attached didn't meet and so I ripped it out during the swim meet yesterday. I need to figure out a way to close the bag when my camera is inside. Still thinking....
video
Speaking of swim meets, Nolan did such a great job! He beat all his times from last year at the first meet! Yeah, Nolan!! He is my little fish. I have a hard time videoing and watching at the same time so I missed the beginning of Nolan's swim here. You can see him at the end. He came in 2nd in this heat. It is so nice when your child finds something he loves and works at it. We are fortunate to have such wonderful, caring coaches. They make all the difference.

4 comments:

sbonetsue said...

What a wonderful decision you made, I would much rather your sweet quilt go to Matilda than myself.

mishka said...

I agree, that quilt has found the perfect home.

Thanks for posting about my Quilting Bloggers site!

Michele
Quilting Gallery

amandajean said...

how wonderful to find a good home to your quilt...sounds perfect to give the quilt to Matilda.

and I found that a zipper foot IS necessary for piping. and having 2 feet IS helpful, too. ha!

amy said...

good call. The cushion came out great!

I didn't put my name in because I won the last one-didn't think it was fair.

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