A member of one of my online groups has been diagnosed with cancer, so the group has decided to make her a comfort quilt. She had admired this lovely, soft colored antique churn dash quilt.
We are going to try to duplicate the quilt in a lap size for her. The fabrics appear to mostly be fabrics from old shirts and dresses....worn and mellow. The group members are sending in blocks in similar colors and fabrics; one member will assemble it, and another (all the way in France) will quilt it. I think that it is going to be such a surprise for her, and hopefully a blessing as she undergoes treatment for her disease. This is the block that I made (it finishes at 6 1/2"):
I like this quilt so much that I am tempted to make one of my own. I know....I really need another project. But it is a thought....and I have the fabrics in my stash!
Today we put out over 150 bulbs in our yard, planted two Carolina jasmine at the garden gate and planted onion sets in the garden. It is hard to believe it is only mid February. I know that it will be cold again, but it really seems like Spring.
The pungent smell of the earth.
A clean house.