Sunday, January 22, 2017

Slow Stitching Surprise. Progress On My Grandmother's Flower Garden.

Slow Stitching Surprise.
Do you remember this project?  It was a quilt along from Carole at From My Carolina Home.  She called it Autumn Jubilee.  

In this post I said there was a surprise twist to it and then I never showed you "the twist" that I added at Christmas!

Tada!  Here it is!

Here's the "Fall Side".

I made a few changes.
I added beads instead of buttons.
(Didn't have any buttons to match.)
I didn't add the bottom layer of wool.
And I made it reversible!
This was my daughter's idea.
I like it.  :)
We all know wool is expensive.
But I am hooked.
I may make  more candle mats as gifts.

Progress On Our 
Grandmother's Flower Garden
Many of you have seen this picture of the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. The reason I call it "ours" is simple. 

When I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, my daughter jumped in and started helping me to make it.  So, it is ours.  
The top row should be all connected by tonight, tomorrow at the latest.  

My daughter and I...
well...this quilt is so special.  
I'm so glad God healed me 
so that we can continue to work together on this beautiful expression of 
love, tenacity and beauty.

I love it.
I really do.
I'm linking up to


  1. Love your together quilt. It is so special to work with someone else on a quilt and doubly so with a daughter.

    1. Right? I'm so blessed to have this opportunity! You know, I was originally a "crocheter". When my daughter started quilting, I thought, "I'll do a bit of sewing so we'll have more in common." That "bit of sewing" turned into a sewing studio and tons of fun with her - and other's like your who stop by and comment! :) Thank you!

  2. I love the hand stitching!

    1. Thank you, Kathleen! I hope you have a great week!