Monday, September 23, 2019

2019 0923 - Quilt for April

 I finally made a quilt for myself from fabric I bought in Texas years ago! I used the same pattern, Fresh Vanilla, as I did for Mike's Christmas Quilt. Once again all I had was fat quarters so I used the adapted version also. I finally finished it on Sep 23, 2019.

I love this fabric and finally get to enjoy it.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

In Memory of Bobby MacDonald


 Dave MacDonald, Patricia Edmonds, and Bobby McDonalds


Tragedy struck at Christmas when Dave MacDonald’s only brother took his life on Christmas Eve, 2018. on April 10 - 13, 2019 Dave has three sisters, Patricia Edmonds, Janice Mellish and Cathy Mc Jannet. He decided he wanted to do something to help his sisters and him remember their brother. 

They had a closet full of his flannel shirt. Marilynne organized us into a quilter’s weekend at our home in Taber. Marilynne, Allyson, Ruthanne and April made four quilts in a weekend from cutting the shirts apart to sewing them into a pattern. We had the shirt pockets included in each quilt so Dave could slip a note into each one for his sisters. The fourth one was for Dave.

We were able to get the tops all sewn. Next I quilted them on the my friend's long arm quilting machine by May 20th, 2019 and Marilynne bound them.

Dave and Mame took a trip out to New Brunswick where two of the sisters still live. Cathy McJannet, from California, met them there and they had a little memorial of sorts where he presented them each with a quilt. He posted this photo on Facebook sometime in the fall of that year. I am not sure when they actually went there.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Baby Quilt for Adria Saunders

We had another grandchild. She is Scott and Adina’s fourth child. I decided to make one like for the other grandbabies. I have done a dinosaur for Takuma, a butterfly for Thalia, and dragon flys for Vivian, Adria’s Sister. So this one is a humming bird in the oval so here goes. It took me a while to figure out the humming bird.

On April 17th, 2018.Heather Farrel helped me quilt Adria's quilt on her long arm machine. I was going to give it to her for her first birthday but I never got the binding done. Adina had said that I didn't have to make one so I hadn't been in a hurry. Once it was quilted all kinds of things happened. Grandma died, then tons of previously planned trips happened.  It wasn't until October that Adina said Adria kept stealing Vivian's so it was time to get it finished.

It took a long time to do so we gave it to here for Christmas 2018. She is now 20 months old. I am a little slow but it still works. She now has her very own quilt to snuggle in. Apparently snuggle is her favorite new word. This is her and her Dad, Scott opening it at Christmas.