When something like the explosion of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas happens, we all want to DO something. We had a neighbor friend who lost his dear wife last week so I cooked and baked. It's what we do. Another friend had surgery a few weeks ago. The initial abundance of food is dwindling. Time to take something new and drop by for a visit. My FIL is having back surgery tomorrow. I'll be cooking so that when they stop by on their way home, I can send food with them. When we're close, food is a good thing to provide.
When we're not close. We make quilts. Judy has set up a quilt drive to provide quilts for the people of West, Texas. I gathered up two. A red white and blue chevron like this one:
And a fall one:
and my dear MIL dropped two off yesterday morning when they headed to Texas for FIL's surgery. I love star quilts and this one is pretty in blue and yellow:
I didn't think I needed to begin collection Batiks...until now:
I LOVE the watercolor effect of these pretty fabrics:
My MIL is a hand quilter. I am amazed by her stitches:
And I told her she had to dig out both patterns because I want to make them both. She said she had no idea where they were. I can relate. I have turned the house upside down looking for one of mine. Found all sorts of things I wasn't even looking for, but the pattern has eluded me. After working with the southwestern quilt, I think I can probably figure these out without a pattern.
I made labels for each one and stitched them on before sending them across state lines to Judy. Judy, thank you so much for spearheading this quilt gathering!