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On Friday the bottom feel out of my dear friends world.  I was feeling helpless as to how to lighten her burden.  I know eventually she will get back on her feet.  She is smart, resourceful, and very talented.  But how do I help her get from here to there?  I was finishing up Jonathan’s quiltwhen an idea started to form.  In my Kaleidoscope class a few weeks ago I was inspired by a t-shirt one of the ladies was wearing.  It said ‘Life is all about how you handle plan B.’  Well, my friend was in desperate need of a plan B.  And when my life falls to pieces I always make a quilt.  It heals me.  Maybe it would heal my friend too.  I’ve always wanted to do a ‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink’ quilt like Victoria’s.  

 So I pulled out all my test blocks, orphans, scraps, and a few bee blocks that were made for me when I was going through chemo.  A place this dear friend sat with me for many hours. 

And got to work, which was really more like play.

It felt good to be doing something.

The ideas really started flowing and I know this quilt will be finished soon.  Because it’s not going to let me sleep until it is wrapped around my friend giving her a little comfort, peace and hopefully strength to move forward.

Some of you may be here for the giveaway.  I just picked the winner I wasn’t in the original post because I wanted to make sure I had everyone that wanted to enter.  Anyway the random # generator selected # 1.  Lynn said “I took in a stray kitty , it was just for a few days (I am not a cat lover) and a few days later we had a litter of kittens on our hands! I managed to find homes for them all and every one of them lived very long and happy kitty lives. I’d say she got more that she got more that she bargained for.  Our other winner is #8 Cherylj.  She said “I would love to try the gloves! Once I ordered some crushed walnut shells and did not realize it was in kg not lbs so I got a bit more than I thought that I was going to :)”  I bet she was able to make a lot of pincushions with all those walnut shells.  

Congrats to both of you.  Now if you ladies will send me your snail mail and what color your would like I’ll get them out in the mail.


  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Sewing is healing and soothing so I imagine receiving this lovely quilt from the heart will help your friend with Plan B. I have some scrappy kaleidoscopes on my design wall and they are happy things!

  • Mary-Frances says:

    What a treasured gift your quilt will be, as is your support and friendship. All the best to you both!

  • Lynn says:

    Hurray!!!! Thank you so much.
    I think that quilting is doubly good, it gives the quilter the ability to do something tangible and shows the person we are giving it to that we care. With each bit of fabric we sew, we show love.

  • Pomegranate Quilts says:

    I love the thought behind your quilt, and the way you are putting it together, and how much energy it has! Great job. Good luck to your friend.

  • Shari says:

    Hope your friend is OK! One day at a time is a clich̩ for a reason Рit's true! It's good to know she has such a good friend in you.

  • Nanette Merrill says:

    I've got this kind of quilt planned myself for this year. Plan B is a wonderful name. I was thinking Any old block quilt. It all is fun.

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