Sunday, January 30, 2011

Flip Flops for a sad friend

I have a friend that LOVES flip flops....   When we moved to Oklahoma last summer and my older daughter met Becky, she said "I can see you guys being good friends" and so it was. She is the Relief Society President and I am one of her counselors, our kids hang out and we carpool, have Cheesecake together, and have much in common.  I was looking forward to many happy years hanging out in Oklahoma with my friend.

After a series of miracles we have been given the opportunity to move to Utah in July for my husband to teach at UVU.  Great to be close to family again, but not so great for new friends in Oklahoma.

So what did I do?  I made her a quilt, of course.  I guess now I can say that I make quilts for people I love AND people I make sad.  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

If I luv ya...

I'll probably make a quilt for you.
Kristy has been my friend for nearly 20 years and recently flew allll the way from Utah to Oklahoma (on a NOT cheap flight) to visit.  We traveled through Arkansas and stayed in Branson for a wonderful weekend.  That definitely deserves a quilt.

Kristy is the cute one in front :)

LOVE the colors she picked. for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Porcelain Around the World

I picked up this free pattern at Wal-Mart in 2007 and then purchased the fabric, cut it out some time in the next couple of years, and finally got around to stitching it in 2010. It is a very big quilt: 92 x 92. Rather than cut each 5" strip into 5" squares as the pattern suggests, I just sewed the strips together and then cut across the strips for the rows--much simpler than working with individual squares. Yes, another unfinished project that I crossed off my (mental) list last year.