Wilfred & Cloves

I really like the quilt, Wilfred & Cloves from Creating Heirlooms, One Stitch at a Time by Carolyn Konig. I’ve been wanting to make this quilt ever since I bought the book several years ago.

IMG_0035I’m going to start by appliqueing the center medallion. The stems have been appliqued, but now I’m at a standstill. I don’t like the fabric I selected for the diamonds and need to choose another material. I’m having some friends critique the fabrics I’ve pulled for this project and see what they think.

IMG_0036I have hand quilting for a hand project until I come up with the new choice of fabrics, but before I start quilting, I think I’ll make a cup of tea and enjoy looking at the quilts in the Red & White Quilts, Infinite Variety book.

I gave the Wakarusa Public Library information about this book last summer. Friday afternoon they called and said the book was here! I ran to Waky Saturday and picked her up. There are so many quilts to look at, I may not even get to quilting today.

I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday and Freshly Pieced.



A Book Review . . . one light still shines

Several weeks ago, I stopped at the library to get a book to read. It is hard for me to find a book I really enjoy but I found a winner this time.

one light still shines was written by Marie Monville with Cindy Lambert. A line on the cover of the book grabbed by attention “My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting”.

Marie makes it clear in the prologue that this is a book about “her” journey through the horror and darkness that engulfed her life on October 2, 2006. It is a journey about forgiveness, compassion, anger, hope, love, peace, and of course, grace; a journey of God working in her life and her spiritual growth. A journey that is still in progress as God guides her with a new purpose in her life.

I was challenged by this book, I hope you are too.