In my last post, I discussed that dirty little word (acronym, really) on my guild blog: UFOs. I have happily been working on them and have a finish this week!
Waaaaay back in May of 2012, I went on a quilting retreat with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts and Sunday Morning Quilts fame. I met some of the loveliest ladies there!
After a wonderful long weekend filled with fun, fabric, food, and lots of laughter, we all scurried back to our homes. Unfortunately, it was not a happy return for all.
This wonderful lady, Monica, lost her sister to illness. I quickly contacted all the troops and asked if they could make one or two blocks for a comfort quilt to send to Monica. They were all game and sent them in short order.
Unfortunately, I then lost all the signature blocks they sent for me to incorporate into the final piece. When I was able to get to that last bit, I asked them to resend. Some did quickly, some required prodding, but it added a lot more time (which was all my fault).
Now, I hear that dear, sweet Monica is having back trouble, may need more surgery, and is in quite a bit of pain. This quilt will come at a very opportune moment, I think.
I placed the final hand stitches yesterday afternoon and drafted my daughter and her boyfriend to hold it in the sunlight. It was so bright that the picture is a bit washed out, but I like it.
Sending all my love and the thoughts of everyone who attended the Bethel Mother's Day Quilting Retreat to Monica!