Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Finishes

Its Good Friday!  Its a religious holiday for many around the world.  But today is also a good Friday for me.  I live in Illinois and the sun is shining and the temperature is rising.  We are expecting about 62 degrees today.  Saturday and Sunday are predicted to be mostly sunny and in the 70's.  Woo Hoo Spring is upon us.  It feels so good to step outside and  soak up some sunshine and vitamin D.

Last night I finished working on all my stars for the Quilt Doodle Designs BOM.  Look Sue-Sue, if you are reading!  I had to take them outside to shine in the sun. 
Last night I worked on joining all the stars while watching the final night of Scandal.
All my block of the month projects are up-to-date.  Makes me do the happy dance.
Yesterday, my husband and I took a family member to Peoria for a medical appointment.  We got to go shopping around the Peoria area.  Rod had never been to Washington, IL, after the tornado to see the damage.  Pictures just don't do it justice.  Seeing it in person makes it more believable and personal.  We drove through the devastated neighborhoods and business area.   Compared to my last trip down to Washington, this was a happier sight.  It was sunny and the streets were lined with trailers, pick-up trucks, skid loaders, lumber, etc.  Finally, you can really see a difference and feel the renewed sense of HOPE.  There is definite progress to be seen.
Rod and I stopped into Peddler's Way Quilt Shop to drop off the two quilts I had finished.  I failed to ask the sales clerk her name.  We posed for Rod to take pictures of the quilts we were leaving for tornado victims.  The country colored jelly roll race quilt was made by Beth Mathew of Sterling, IL and the red and black quilt was made by Libby Smith of Tennessee.  Thank you, ladies for your donations!
 What you can't see or hear is the ladies, behind my husband watching him take the pictures.  The ladies were watching the viewing screen on my cell phone and nodding to me if the pictures were good or not.  It was a comedy.  We finally got the pictures for the blog with a few giggles along the way.  Before leaving the store, we talked to the one owners who lost her home in the tornado.  She shared that the walls of her new home were up and this morning the crane would arrive to put up the roof tresses. Yippee!  Progress is a good thing.
I finished these two baby quilts last week.  They are for a set of twins.

 Great grandma made these quilts and I got the fun job of quilting them.  It will be easy to figure who's is who's.  One has polka dots and one has chevrons.  I used lime green Glide thread to quilt them.
I hope you have a blessed Easter weekend.
Today I am linking up with……Confessions of a Fabric AddictLink a Finish FridayFreedom Fridays, and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Yours in quilting,


  1. I like the B/W binding on my quilt. Did I ever tell you that the red and black squares came from 6" charm squares? Glad to here things are coming along in Washington.

    1. Your quilt was a dream to quilt. So square and flat. Thank you for your donation. Love the pattern of your quilt. Great way to use a charm pack.