This blog is where I share with you all my quilting and sewing progress. I love English Paper Piecing and hand quilting but also enjoy making small items like pincushions and throw cushions. Please leave your comments and let me know you've dropped by.

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Monday, 8 June 2009


I'm so happy! I've finally got my Project Linus quilt finished and within the time limit!
Here are a couple of pics!

I've really enjoyed making this little quilt. I even wrote a poem to go with it, which goes like this.

This quilt is for a child who needs
some very special care indeed
whose life in some way isn't free
to run with dreams like you and me.

The fabrics you will find right here
are chosen for their charm and cheer
one is recycled, others new
and one is of a tie-dyed hue!

The pastel check, a mother's dress,
came up quite good when washed and pressed!
But you may find some threads are teased
where little children hugged her knees!

The playful pictures in the centre
are a happy place a child can enter,
and I can see their dreams take flight
while one child flies her small red kite.

And looking closely you will see
each stitch is not formed perfectly,
but thinking of a young child's fears
caused me sometimes to sew through tears.

So is it perfect? No it's not!
And does it matter? Not a jot!
It's stitched with joy and bound by love
and prayers for comfort from above.

(Poem is copyright material)

Well, that's all for just now. I'm going to be working on my blue and yellow Dresden Plate quilt now for my own bedroom.
Here's one of the plates so far!

Call back soon!


  1. Adorable! I love that quilt...and I'm sure the recipient will too! Have a great week!

  2. Love the poem. You can get that published in a quilting magazine if you'd like to try. So talented!

  3. Jen, thank you so much for your kind words about the poem. I'm glad it touched your heart. Making the quilt certainly touched mine! Love, Kate