Saturday, May 7, 2016

Dixie And The Swoon Quilt

I seem to run in spurts where I will do well posting and then life just seems to get in the way. Today I have a beautiful quilt to share with you. First a little background....I belong to a group that meets at a quilting studio every Tuesday night. Around October of last year, we decided to do a block exchange. We picked the Swoon block by Thimble Blossoms. We had nine people all willing to make nine blocks in our assigned colorways. We were off and running. During the first couple of months, I made great progress. Our goal was to finish one block per month and then exchange blocks in September 2016. One of our members had to drop out of the exchange for health reasons and we quickly found a replacement for her (or so she thought). We actually decided that we would all get one block completed and then put the quilt together and give it to our dear friend. Everyone did a wonderful job, and Dixie had no idea! Last Thursday we asked her to join us for dinner and we presented the quilt to her then. She was so surprised. There may have been a few tears shed. Dixie is the sweetest lady I know. Her faith is amazing along with her attitude.

None of this would have been possible without the amazing people we call friends!

Keep your sewing machine purring and your seam ripper sharp!


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