I wish everyone a lovely, fun loving Valentine's Day, regardless of how you spend it. I think even just wearing a red sweater makes the day sweeter!
I have a quilt to share with you. This was made from a swap I think I hosted many years ago. It's perfect for today!
I don't think you can tell that the border is red hearts that are shiny! And my binding is wavy white lines on black. Probably should've cut the fabric the other way, but oh well.
Here is the back, which was a way for me to try to use extra blocks and extra fabrics!
Getting my mom settled in her new Assisted Living has really relieved me of a lot of stress I didn't realize I was living with. I have finally been able to do some sewing without it feeling like work!
I am trying to finish up the swap being organized by Barb Vedder... I need to make 54 churn dash blocks that are BRIGHT and MODERN! I decided to try something different. My plan is to set the block using my Kaffe Fassett fabrics I've been collecting.
Here are the beauties I picked up at Rosie's last weekend:
I had to buy solids as well some lights that seem more modern. It's kind of fun sewing with completely different colors and themes. I'm enjoying it, honestly.
When I joined the swap, I had thought I could use up my Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I later learned the fabrics needed to be solids! YIKES. I didn't have a single one that was all solid (not even mottled would work)... so shopping was required! Just what I needed... more fabrics!
My mom seems to be adapting very well to her new home. She's been walking all over the place, excited to be free from the confines of the board & care place she has been in for the past 2 months. She's getting fed regularly and someone will clean her apartment every week. I think she will have a much better life than she had previously, even without the driving. She just couldn't handle the independence any more... new life stage which she is embracing. Gotta give her lots of credit for her positive attitude!