Saturday, October 13, 2012

Christmas Quiltalong and the generosity of quilters

Yay!!! Today is the Christmas Quiltalong!!! Elizabeth is our hostess this month over at Sand and Sunshine. Today I am hanging with my Patrick, so I am unable to get upstairs to my sewing room. For those of you that don't know, Patrick is 20 and has cerebral palsy. I'm not able to carry him up stairs, so we will be working downstairs today. For the Christmas quiltalong, I am digging this quilt top back out:
This was made from swap blocks from the Cobble Court Quilt Circle. I am going to get the backing pieced and start quilting it. The machine I quilt with is upstairs, though, so that will have to wait until Patrick is asleep tonight. Quilters are amazingly generous people. Right before my retreat, Judy had done some sorting through her stash and gifted me with these 2 bags of scraps:
Then, at the retreat, Patrice gifted me this bag of scraps:
During the retreat, everyone saved their scraps for me:
Then, after the retreat, when we went to drop Kathy off, she gifted me with these bags of scraps:
It's great to be a scrap quilter!!! The generosity of these wonderful ladies in passing their scraps to me is going to ensure lots more quilts for those in need at the House of Mercy!!!! What a blessing these ladies are!!!! So, while I wait until tonight to get to work on my Christmasy project, I am going to sort through and cut up these scraps today. Looking at this pile of bags makes me realize Patrick and I are going to have our jobs cut out for us today!! Wooot wooot!! I feel like it is Christmas and these bags are my gifts and I canNOT wait another minute more to start diving into them! Catch up with you later!!!!


  1. I'm glad to see that so many scraps came your way! Enjoy your day with Patrick....Happy Quilting!

  2. Scraps! I could spend a whole week or so admiring the fabric, petting, drooling, sorting and planning.

    Have a fun day with Patrick.

  3. That's a very different quilt design, but I like it. Love the way the gold stars peek out from the blocks.

  4. What lovely presents to be given. Happy Christmas.

  5. Wow, how neat. Sounds like a great time to be working down stairs.