This is the quilt made from Lydia and Jeff's clothes;actually from the scraps. Lydia has sewn several shirts for him, with her a dress to match. I still do not have a finished pic, but it is bound, washed, crinkly, and they are enjoying it. I used Jenny Doan's Disappearing Hourglass pattern.
This was the quilt I worked on at Papa's this summer. He had just purchased a featherweight, and I had brought 2 1/2" squares from home. Little Julia helped me with planning what color went where, it became "our project" for the time she was there, so naturally, it became a gift at Christmas.
This was the quilt along Silly, Chilly Snowmen, Quilt Doodle Designs by Cindy. It was on the frame on Christmas Day, but I did finish for January! One of my additions was the snowflakes.
I cut paper snowflakes, traced onto the paper of Heat and Bond, and then cut them out. they are raw edge applique. We liked their twinkle so much that I made them fall onto the tree scene below. I also added the checkerboard border, red and white and blue happiness :-}
I quilted different texture stitches on the faces, click to enlarge
The candies have a swirl quilted on the "peppermint pinwheel"
blue and white pokeydot binding :-}
Here are pictures of Larry and his Papa while Gil was with us at Christmas.
Larry trying to do a "selfie", lol, Papa got the idea to smile, Larry's wondering if the picture is centered...that is when I took the camera ~
At church on Sunday Morning December 28th, sporting their new shirt and ties ~This is Larry's new visa photo in the Philippines. He's lost about 48 pounds, needing to regain strength before the doctors will allow him to return home. God is so good to us! Pastor Nable of Bethany Baptist Church in Makita, Manilla has put him in the missionary quarters of the church. The church secretary and others are seeing to his needs, including the young man Larry has nicknamed "Saint John" that is ministering to his food, meds, and daily changing the surgery dressings, going with him to appointments, so many daily helps.
The rest of our church team has returned home, but Larry needs to stay until 4 weeks has passed from the major surgery, for better recovery. We are praying John will be his travel companion home. His sweet Auntie Nonnette is here in our church, and would so love him to come!
So, I'm sending long distance hugs to my sweet guy ~
Friends, please forgive me for not answering each comment personally! We still appreciate your love and prayers, I asked Larry to read them so he knew he was not alone in the daily challenges, thank you!
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These are the most recent (today) finishes, both are for customers, and both are charity quilts. I mounted them together since they were both smaller. I'm hoping to get the binding on the watercolor purple quilt before tomorrow, so I guess I getter get going!
(I've always wanted to do this, but really struggle with color value)
"Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory..."