08 November 2013

Friday Finish: Crossroads Charity quilt and a new friend!

Another quilt to check off the 4QFAL list!

This one is already in a box, on it's way to New York. I thought it would be a nice extra, since it took me so long to do my official do.Good Stitches bee quilt, to send an extra one. Helps alleviate some guilt I suppose.

Played around on the long-arm some more. Doing these loopy swirly things is like doing donuts with a Ferrari, but I'll work up to more advanced stuff. Right now I'm just getting comfortable with it. That, and better at loading/unloading by myself. Still, I wanted to try quilting words, so this was good practice.

I quilted in the lyrics to the song "Smile." Josh Groban performed it at the concert I just attended, and it's been in my head ever since. It's a great song. You can watch/listen if you want!

And now, let me introduce you to my new friend, Jasmine. She just started her blog yesterday, and I got the sweetest e-mail from her. I guess I found out how different I am from other "you'd better give me credit if you so much as use the same fabric as me" bloggers. I'm terribly flattered that she found inspiration from my blog and made a Richard Scarry quilt like I did for her son. But I'm happier that she found an outlet for her creative energies, that she found a positive way to deal with post-partum depression. I've been there. I've blogged about it. It's real and frightening and lonely. So I'm so glad she's joined the party and has started her blog. Check her out at Quilt Kisses. There's always room for one more, right?

Wanna see some Swoon progress?

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Have a great weekend! And Smile!


  1. Oooh, I love the idea of a song's lyrics on a quilt! Super fun and awesomeness! And it's such a pretty finish! :)

  2. What a lovely idea to quilt the lyric of a great song!
    Your swoon blocks are fabulous!!!
    Thanks for the tip on your friend's blog.
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  3. what a great quilt! i love that color combo. and your swoon blocks are just gorgeous!

  4. I'm sorry, but my recent Swoon finish inspired your Swoon start, so I'm going to need credit for that. ;)

    I love the lyrics quilted into the quilt! Be still my heart, Josh Groban. Sigh.

  5. You are so sweet! I am grateful to have you for a friend. Your emails were so encouraging. I just love your inspiring blog. Thanks for including my link.

  6. When I look at your quilt, Jennie, it reminds me of chocolate raspberries - yummeeeeeeeee! And I will go and say hi to Jasmine :)

  7. Love the colors in that quilt and your swoon blocks!

  8. Love your Swoon blocks!! I said hello to jasmine, there is always room for one more!!!

  9. Love those Swoon blocks! Dang it, now I have to add it to my "To Do" list.Thanks! Now I have to go see Jasmine & spread the love a bit more. There's always room for friends. :-)

  10. Lovely quilt and quilting idea!


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