It’s sushi for dinner

I’ve had a busy day. As usual, little mister kept me dancing all day and by the time I was ready to take a nap he was up again. Oh, well. And dinner was an afterthought so I picked up some sushi at our favorite sushi restaurant, Zuma. It’s soooo good!

I have had a very productive day. I have almost finished piecing a quilt top for Lindsay. Her brother passed away and I am making a memory quilt from his clothing. I had a pattern in mind, cut out the pieces then decided I didn’t like it. So, back to the drawing board. The quilt is rather geometric – kind of like a brick wall. I like it. I plan to put a black inner border on the quilt top, but haven’t made it past there. Hopefully I’ll figure that out in the next day or two. The quilt might just have more 3×6 pieces for the outer border. I think it would look rather nice.

I plan to be in my very first craft show on November 16th. I’m excited and nervous about it! Friends and family have urged me to do get myself into fairs and shows for a good long while, but I’ve managed to ignore everyone so far. I finally decided it was time. I’m not sure what finally clicked, but it did. I plan to show my quilts – memory quilts, blue ribbon winners and others. Because all my quilts are made on a commissioned basis, I’ll be happy to get inquiries and will be thrilled if I am asked to make even one! I will have several memory quilts there so people can grasp what it is I can do with clothing.


This quilt is a great way to showcase your little one’s clothing that you aren’t ready to part with. There is no better way to cherish the memories of infancy than making a quilt out of your favorite outfits! November 2005


Mrs. F lost her husband recently. I made a king size quilt for her bed from all his clothing. April 2007


B’s mothers favorite color was purple. I made this queen size quilt for her with her mother’s clothing. August 2006


This isn’t a great photo of the quilt, but t-shirts and other clothing were incorporated into this quilt. It’s a personal favorite! June 2006

I also plan to have my barrette holders at the show. Completely customizable. They are super cute and I’ve been a painting fool over the past several weeks getting them ready to go. I must admit that it’s fun to make little girl things!


This one is for my niece for Christmas. In the meantime, I don’t think she’ll mind if I show it off!

Well, off to paint some more.

Published by Patty Murphy

Designer. Quilter. Fabric Hoarder.

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