September 30 (September 6), 2017

For Jackie

For Robera

Jackie and Roberta’s birthdays more or less bookend the month. I was way too late to get Jackie’s card out for her birthday, and I doubt whether or not Roberta’s will arrive on time.

However, I wanted to acknowledge each of their birthdays. The block is a modified Circle of Love from The Splendid Sampler series.


September 4, 2017

For Regan (Stitching Fashion from The Splendid Sampler series)

For Thekla (Stitching Fashion from The Splendid Sampler series)


My nieces celebrated their birthdays on September 4th and I’m a week late getting their cards in the mail.

I really liked this block (from The Splendid Sampler series) and I’ve been saving it for these two birthdays. The tops went together quickly but then I was stalled with health issues.

They will arrive late, but with every good wish intact.


August 30, 2017

Flow (from The Splendid Sampler series)


I see this block as a plane. I’m not sure if this plane represents the trips Ron has taken or the trips that he looks forward to. The lines of quilting are meant to keep the plane moving forward in case my aero-dynamics are a bit off.

However Wikipedia describes Flow as “the mental state characterized by complete absorption in what one does” and the loss of the sense of space and time.

Whatever way Ron looks at this, I hope he enjoys his day.



Summer’s Gift (from The Splendid Sampler series)


The name of the block doesn’t really lend itself to an August birthday, so I added some fall shades!


August 15, 2017

Sewing Machine (from The Splendid Sampler series)


I know that Tracie is a quilter so this sewing machine seemed like the right choice for her. I wonder if her machine is this colourful?