First, a winner! Comment #51 was Mr. Random’s choice this time. I’ll be contacting them for an address and sending out some fabric-y fun! Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by and/or commented! Up next is the “Twas the Night” Blog Hop which is something very new for me. We did a “secret Santa” kind of thing. I was so thrilled that my partner liked my gifts. Do you get nervous about whether people will like your handmade gifts? I do. I once had the experience of making a quilt for a bride once only to have her say, “Oh, a blanket. You must have worked so hard.” All said with a slight sneer. After that, I vowed never to make quilts or crafts for anyone unless I knew they’d appreciate them. Luckily for me, I’ve never run out of appreciative people!
And, of course, I love making quilts for charity. (My spell check has a romantic streak…it’s trying to correct that to “lovemaking!”) I like to think that a little of the love and care in our quilting translates into the object itself bringing comfort a bit beyond what a factory-produced item can. Last week, I was able to quilt this lap quilt that came from a kit from my guild.
This one is the second of a pair of kits I picked up longer ago than I’d care to admit. Here’s the other one and a matching doll quilt I made from the scraps.
Both the larger quilts were pieced on the treadle. I definitely need more treadle practice!
“Twas the Night” Blog hop starts tomorrow so check back for a list of tomorrow’s talented people. In the meantime, look for a flurry of book reviews. I’ve read some good ones and, for my gluten-free friends, found a nice GF baking book!