Friday, January 29, 2010

Anita's Around the World Quilt block swap

Well, here's another one done and in the mail.

This one is for Anita (Bake and Sew). The block I made is the last block on, bottom right. All the blocks are lovely, but one of my favorites is the one from Australia. That bird with the hand embroidered plumage is just beautiful!




Cheers,



Dionne

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Maria's ATWQS Quilt Spoiler!

Well, here is the latest Around the World Quilt Block Swap quilt. This one is for Maria.
(Maria - if you don't want to see your quilt blocks until they come in the mail - DON'T READ ANY MORE!!)




In this quilt, blocks were made by women all over the world; from Florida, Brazil, California, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, etc.
Oh, yeah, and also one block from Washington State!







Cheers,


Dionne

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Latest on the Spice Market Batik


Here is the latest on the Spice Market Batik quilt I'm working on. It's going to be super large - bigger than my design wall.

This quilt is going to be beautiful when it's done, and I think it's coming together nicely.

I have one piece on the design wall placed backwards, but I'll just let you figure out which one it is. Do you see it?

Well, no worries, the quilt wasn't sewn together at this point. Thank goodness for design walls!



Cheers,



Dionne

Sunday, January 10, 2010

What I've learned...

What I've learned in the last two months.
I've learned that cancer has a voracious appetite and lung cancer never goes away.
It's always too early to say good-bye to loved ones, even when the end is inevitable.
Sewing doesn't fix everything, or mend all broken hearts.
But the human race has an immense amount of creativity and through the miracles of modern medicine, the body can endure amazing things.
Also, people can live with very little useful lung capacity.
I was making a surprise for my father and at a certain point it just became too difficult to look at my project sitting there. I had other projects in the works, but somehow, I couldn't bring myself to put my father's project aside to work on anything else either. Silly, I know.
But I think it's time to open up my sewing room again. It's rather dusty. But it's time.
Cheers,

Dionne