Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Favorite Holiday

Everyone has a favorite holiday.  Mine is Thanksgiving.  Because I like turkey?  No.  Because it's the only time we have cranberries?  No.  Because I was born on Thanksgiving Day.  My dad always made a big deal out of it and I was the center of attention.   All of my dad's very large family was there.  I suppose they came for Thanksgiving, but secretly I thought they must have come for my birthday.  I still love Thanksgiving to this day and really wish they would not have Christmas lights and Christmas music until my birthday is over!

I wanted to share this gorgeous picture.  It is taken from the window of my hotel when I was recently in Tulsa.  I had time to take it quickly before catching the taxi to the quilt store!!

Is this too cute??  Shelly donated some sock monkey fabric.  Normally, I have to admit I am not a sock monkey fan but this quilt has won me over.

Shannon's red pin dot backing really shows off her quilting skills.

You may think you've seen this quilt before.  No, no.  It is similar, but not the same.  Judith took a panel and added side blocks.

Karen added a blue and yellow backing with a splash of pink.  Notice the quilting.  I love the swirls.

This little charmer was donated by someone in the local guild.

The farm scene with coordinating colors make a great quilt for our little ones.

Along with sock monkeys, churn dash blocks have not been at the top of my list.  They are now!!  Someone mailed us this top.  I had no idea churn dash blocks could be so fun.

One thing I really like about this quilt is the back.  Sandy took the top, added a neutral backing but threw in an "orphan block" to spice it up.  It totally gives it a different look.  What a fun way to use up those blocks!

I love these colors!  Janean pieced this for us.

Shannon added the vibrant turquoise backing.  This is a great girl or boy quilt!

Continuing the lime green theme....

Thanks to Teresa for piecing the top.  Shannon added basketball and her signature quilting.

Deb took stacks of blue fabric from our donated fabric and came up with this disappearing 9 patch.

Sandy used a bright cowboy fabric and quilted the circle swirls.  I am sure that is not the technical name for it!!

This gorgeous quilt is exciting.  First of all look at all the different fabrics the piecer used.  I do not know the name of the person who donated this, but she is a member of the local guild.  Look at the small inner border.  It makes the quilt pop!

The back of the quilt would please any dog lover.

Here's a closer look at the dogs and the quilting.

Today is a day to remember all we are thankful for.  I am thankful for all those who have chosen to help me in this mission I am on.  I hope each of you have had a good day. Be grateful for all the good things in your life but also be grateful for all the not so good things too.  It makes us who we are.  It gives us a chance to take a path we would not have chosen but may be the best path of all.