The April A to Z Challenge is in its tenth year, I’ve now participated for 6 of those years, and this year will be my 3rd quilt theme. It’s my first quilt using only patterns from the Kansas City Star newspaper archives. Welcome to my blog!
This project is separate from the Star blocks I’m creating but still fits into the Letter U because the recipients will be Unsuspecting. And I love surprises don’t you?!
She gave me an uneven number of blocks so it was up to me as to how to create with them. She gave me free reign. I’ll be using up mother’s blocks in this style in lap quilts. And maybe they’ll be ready by next Christmas??
Did You Know?
Sunflowers originated in the Americas in 1000 BC. In 1996 it was chosen as a symbol for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons. I think that makes it pretty special!
Come back here Monday for another quilt block for the A to Z Challenge! Also be sure to visit the home of the A to Z here and see other entrants challenge posts. There are excellent writers participating every year with topics in whatever you’re interested in
Mother brought me a project. She is very accomplished in hand embroidery and she thought this needed an extra addition in the form of a crocheted edge.
Enter me.(She doesn’t crochet.)
So I have a decision to make. I’ve narrowed down some edgings that I think might prove to be a pretty embellishment.
I’ll be using the same color, ivory, as I’ve started with. No color changes. The intention is a charming heirloom appearance. Number 75 is my current pick. But like Missouri weather, change could come at any minute.
It’s time to let you in on my big news!!! My mother joined my Etsy shop this summer and I am very proud to display her items for sale!
Raggedy Ann by Eileen
Hand Embroidered Flour Sack Towels
She’s my teacher when it comes to sewing and embroidery, canning, and making jelly & jam. In our community, her jellies and jams are much sought after year round. She’s currently working on some Cherry jam. It won’t sit on her shelf long. We have our first craft show on August 30th and I would take bets on whether she sells out. Cherry and Gooseberry are her top sellers.
So local people, get in line early. You won’t be disappointed!
My next question….Can I get her to sell Jams online??? We shall see. 🙂