Delaware Quilts

2015 - 2020

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In January 2015 I started a new project, a Nine Inch Sampler Quilt. (#518) I'd completed 49 blocks when I sat that project aside to work on something else.

Something else was a request from my son Michael for his wife Kelly, a chevron quilt she'd seen in a magazine on line she really liked... and he wondered if I could duplicate it. Lucky for him it was an easy project and I could, especially since he wanted it in a hurry. (And then I made a doll quilt for Kelly's niece with the scraps.)
#519      #520

The next quilt to be finished was the Wedding Quilt. Made for my son Jon and Steph his bride. I made the quilt, Jackie made it beautiful with her quilting.

Because I was trying to use up some of my scraps and bits and pieces, I decided to design a new scrappy quilt and came up with this one. One of the mystery ladies said it looked like a square dance and with the churn dash blocks, why not call it Churn Dash Square Dance and that I did. I was gifted a bunch of blues, so I made #521.

And I happened to have a bunch of left over triangle squares that were 2 1/2 inches, so I used them in #522.

#523                         This Missouir Puzzle looks like a complicated quilt but it really isn't. I started making the blocks on April 15th and had the top completely assembled by May 22.

More left over triangles
+                    more scraps
another Churn Dash Square Dance


Jacob's Maze was actually finished in three days, and eventually I got it quilted, beautifully thanks to Jackie.

Spinning Stars is another quilt on the waiting list.

I was working on a scrappy Star in a Star quilt when my husband John asked if it was for him. It wasn't going to be, but since he asked, and said he really liked it, I said I'd make it bigger just for him. This is as far as I got when things sort of went wacky on us. This is sort of a cross between an UFO (UnFinished Object) and a WIP (Work In Progress) although I'm not really working on it, it is sitting on my cutting table waiting for me.

          In June 2014 I started getting tremors in my hands, making sewing a little hard, especially cutting. After a series of doctors' appointments and all kinds of tests it was discovered that I had a meningioma adjacent to my cerebellum. (Which by the way we now know had nothing to do with the tremors)
"meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges - the membranes that surround your brain and spinal cord. Although not technically a brain tumor, it is included in this category because it may compress or squeeze the adjacent brain, nerves and vessels. Meningioma is the most common type of tumor that forms in the head.
Most meningiomas grow very slowly, often over many years without causing symptoms. But in some instances, their effects on adjacent brain tissue, nerves or vessels may cause serious disability." From

          Finally, July 2016 I underwent cyber knife surgery and then waited and waited and waited for results. Six months after cyber knife I had another MRI which showed positive signs that the meningioma was dying, which is good news. My last MRI was in February 2020 and hopefully that will be the last one. I won't know until the Dr does or doesn't order one next year!
          However, I still have the tremors although slight ones, just enough to be annoying at times... but I have not done any serious sewing since June 2015. I made several strings table toppers with plastic table cloth backings to protect tables from leaky plants at the retreat in 2018.

And in 2019 I made a bunch of strings purses to sell to raise money for Relay For Life. Thanks to everyone who bought one.

April 2020

And this spring while retreating online I made a strings table topper for our kitchen table. I had lots of Christmas strings and even a few blocks left over from another project, and decided it was way past time to use them up. It's not finished yet because I need a backing but it will be done before Christmas I guarantee! I'm going to put a pretty binding on it and maybe a little border too, depending on what I find for the backing.

Yes, I love string quilts! I enjoy making them, using up scraps and making beautiful quilts or table toppers with them. They are fun, relaxing and enjoyable to make, and rewarding in the end.

Now it's January 2023 and a lot has happened since then, but no quilting. However I am now working on a whole bunch of eye-spy quilts for charity. I've been cutting out kits and have a stack of squares waiting to be assembled into child size quilts. Photos to follow!

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Updated January 3, 2023

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