I finished my first block for the Midnight Mystery Quilt, sponsored by, and created by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs.
I learned some great lessons working on this project, which I will be writing about in my next few posts. I won’t be able to finish this quilt top, which I hoped I would by tonight. Tomorrow I will be having surgery on my right shoulder, and the doctor said no sewing on the machine for one to four weeks.
I really rallied here. But did not finish the top. I did get the some squares done, which look great. I am happy and excited with the way it is shaping up.
The border which looks white here is not. The fabric has delicate gray swirls, which contrast beautifully with the big, bold yellow flowers and bright blue cherry fabric. The light blue batik is a great transition fabric between both.
Love these gray swirls.
As of last week this quilt had no particular home. Last week I found out that one of my very close friends from sleep-a-way camp has cancer, and had surgery quickly, a hysterectomy. On Tuesday, she will find out how this began, how serious it is, what the prognosis is and what the treatment options are. I am praying for the best possible outcome for my friend.
This is one of the most vibrant women I’ve ever know. She is my role model for eating healthy, and exercising regularly. After she called me with the news, I knew that the colors in this quilt represented her sunny personality, and would keep her spirits up while going through treatment, if that’s what’s needed.
As soon as I can back on the sewing machine, I will have this finished and drive it upstate to her. And of course I will cook and bake lots of good, healthy food for her and her husband.
In the meantime, I will be blogging about other quilting topics. I am allowed to hand sew. I am working on hand quilting a king size quilt, which I wrote about during the summer. This will probably take me at least a year.
I happen to love the process of hand sewing, because for me it is a relaxing experience. I don’t love how long it can take, but it looks beautiful when it’s finished, just like machine quilting. For most of my quilts, I machine quilt them, and will be machine quilting the Midnight Mystery quilt for my friend.
In the meantime, Happy Quilting!!