Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Can't Sleep

I don't like nights like tonight. It stormed and rained, good night to just go to bed early and get some extra sleep, but when I layed down I was wide awake. What to do. My eyes were too tired to sew, too much lightening to try and quilt on the Gammill, so I decided to post some of the quilts for the Quilting Ministry that have already been given away.
The first one is pieced and hand appliqued. I worked on the applique during a vacation at Branson, MO. That is a long drive so I got most of the applique done. This was such a sweet quilt and I know it will be loved.

Here is a close up of some of the quilting.

The next quilt was a kit that I have had for at least 5 or more years. It was a Debbie Mumm kit and the book showed it in 2 different color ways, the one shown here and then in blues. Both were made but I only got the one pix.

The next pix is a close up of some of the quilting.

When I started the quilting ministry at church, I used all my fabric to get started and then some of my wonderful and generous friends donated fabric and blocks that they didn't want anymore. The next quilt was made from some of theose blocks. Quilters are the most generous people that I know and I appreciate all of them!

The next picture is a close up of the quilting.

The last picture is one of my most favorite quilts. I got the pattern from a mystery class I was going to take, but since I was the only one to sign up I was given the pattern to make on my own. I added the applique border, I love applique with simple pieced blocks, and made the quilt my own. I enjoyed it for about a month until my daughter called me. She was getting a team together for "Relay for Life" in Columbus, Ohio where she lives and asked if I had a quilt that they could raffle off to make money. Yep, you guessed it, this is the quilt that was raffled off. Some day I will make another, but until then I have pictures.

It is late, I am finally getting sleepy, so I will go to bed. Thanks to all you bloggers who stop by my blog. I try and thank each of you personally but sometimes I can't. I just want you all to know that I enjoy all your blogs also and I thank God for the day I discovered blogland! :D


Lindah said...

Such beautiful quilts! Truly a work of love. I would love to compare notes with you some time. I helped start a quilting ministry at my church a few years back, also. What a blessing to be involved with it!

Blessings to you!

Amanda said...

It's lovely to see some of your favourite quilts and to hear what happened to them. I do hope you managed to get some sleep and aren't too tired today.

Milah said...

Last nights storm was either north of us or I slept thru it. I agree that blogging is good for insomnia and other things. I started my blog last month right after my stepfather was diagnoised with cancer (stage 4 already). I would lay in bed at night and couldn't sleep because of worrying. So I would get up and surf quilting blogs. Finally on the third of fourth night I created my own blog. It has really helped divert my attention for at least a few moments of the day. Therepy is what I call it! I have driven him 6o miles round trip everyday for 5 weeks for radiation treatment. Today is his last treatment. Yeah!
I hate cancer and I hate seeing it destroy his body. But, rather than focusing on that I will lift him up in prayer and I'll take your lead and make a quilt to donate to Relay for Life. Quilting and blogging it's all a good thing! Thanks for inspiring me!

Candace said...

Sorry you couldn't sleep, but I did enjoy the quilt show. Bad weather can sure make it hard to relax and go to sleep sometimes. I hope you were able to finally get some rest.

Linda C. said...

Cyberspace has introduced me to some wonderful people, and I so enjoy seeing everyone's projects. Wish your job responsibilities didn't keep you away from our Retreat. We sure loved having you join us. Blessings to you, too, Carol.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

ooooooooo.......i love your favorite quilt too!! I have found that most quilts I like are pieced with "rich, earthy" tones. Beautiful! I'll have to try to file the idea of applique border back in my mind's filing cabinet.

Thanks for sharing! I find it truly inspiring to look at quilts that others have made

Quilts And Pieces said...

I"d almost like to say I hope you have many more sleepless nights so we get to see more pics!

Jan said...

Those are absolutely beautiful. Know whoever gets them will fill the love put into them. What a wonderful quilt show. Just heard you will not be at camp. You will be missed. Can you stop in on Sat. and visit?