I pulled the Halloween stuff out folks and finished up my Split Personality Christmas quilt top this weekend.
I’m sure Jefe was secretly happy I didn’t make it large enough for the bed. I do however have a bunch of the blocks left so it’s not to late;)
This quilt has been long in the making. I pieced the scrappy crazy blocks a few years ago and they sat waiting for my friend Laurel to walk into an open studio with her Arkansas Crossroads quilt to inspire me. Hands down traditional quilts and their secondary design is one of my favorite aspects of quilting.
There’s a load of favorite fabrics in this quilt. I’ve gotten to the point with my quilting that I quite enjoy seeing them disappear from my stash so I can gaze at them in a quilt.
The Alexander Henry Merry Moderns is a perfect novelty print for this quilt and the quilt itself doesn’t immediately scream “Christmas” at you. I purchased more of the smaller print to bind it.
The block is an easy variation of crazy piecing I had been playing with, an all solid fabrics is next. Since I went square with the quilt I didn’t pay attention to the directions of any print fabrics. I look forward to cozying up on the couch with this baby.
I couldn’t resist this new Cotton and Steel flannel and bought some for a few pillow cases too. Hopefully it will be a finished quilt soon!
Our weekend also included the yearly ALS walk with our Team Newby.
Jeremy and the team continue to be inspirational in keeping it real and not losing perspective on what really matters.
Thanks to Erin for being our team photographer.
Jeremy and Team Newby would like to thank those of you in my little quilting community that have donated to help provide around the clock caregiving/medical support that will be needed after the tracheostomy happens. You know who you are;) Here’s a little thank you from Jer that he wrote on his Tobii:
Dear team member,
Wanted to thank you for your support during my exciting ALS adventure. When we made the call to go with the tracheostomy we knew it would be a challenge on many levels, including financial. We decided that money should not be the deal breaker when it comes to extending life. Now we are confronting the reality of the decision. The good news is we have a web of support from people like you. Hallie and i know that we are not alone in this and that means so much.
The goal right now is to get through a year of life. This will enable me to do the following :
– give science another year to find cure
– hang out with my people
– see new star wars movie
– laugh at absurdities
– enjoy my new found appreciation of life
– watch televised sports
.. And so much more!
So thanks again and i’m sure to keep you in the loop as ALS Fest continues.
Our family and team is trying their best to embrace Jeremy’s positive attitude and remember what he asked of us at the beginning, to channel this into some kind of positive effect on our own lives.
I’m off to prepare for a weekend in Walla Walla as their featured artist at their quilt festival. I’m looking forward to visiting with the wonderful people I met teaching last summer and a new adventure in judging quilts (yikes;)
Hoping you all have a great week peeps;)