Friday, June 25, 2010

My First Art Quilt

My first art quilt is called "Plum Tree." The technique I used is twisted branches. FUN FUN FUN!!!!!

Finished a Project!

This is Eli's maze quilt that I just finished machine quilting. Eli will help the monkey (lower right corner) find his bananas (upper left corner). There are two routes.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Runaway

Tonight's blog has nothing to do with quilting (my favorite pasttime, in case you're unaware)...I just wanted to share a poem I've written. I get it out every Fathers' Day and reread it, although I can quote it from memory. It's a tribute to my dad, George David Roberts (1934-1961).

The Runaway

She ran away to Heaven,
A suitcase in her hand.
The climb was long and arduous,
But she had to understand.
Why did Daddy go to Heaven
Leaving her behind?
She climbed the golden staircase
This question on her mind.
Her chubby legs kept climbing;
She felt so young and small.
She was so determined,
She wouldn't rest at all.
The stairs were getting steeper,
An answer lay ahead.
Her daddy would be waiting,
That is what he'd said.
That he would see her someday--
She couldn't wait that long!
Then she reached for him to hold her
To make her brave and strong.
"Why do you live with Jesus?
I'm just a child, you see--
I need you more than Jesus does,"
Was her tearful plea.
With loving arms around her
In a voice kind and true
He said, "My place is here with Jesus,
But you have things to do.
Go back home to Mama now,
And to your sister too.
Always be a good girl
In everything you do.
We'll see each other someday
When God decides the time is right.
Remember that I love you,
And say your prayers at night."
"I love you, Daddy; I'll be so good.
Tell Jesus that I love him too.
And when he says it's time for me
I'll come and live with you."

Many years have passed since then,
Since I ran away;
And I still miss my daddy
More than words can say.

Carol Roberts Doyle

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's been a while since I updated my blog. I've been busy piecing a nine-patch quilt made of
1 1/2 in. squares. Well, I've got to use up lots and lots of little scraps. I am Carol Scrapquilter after all, and I have to live up to my name!

I did finish a project! Yay for me! The red and white square-in-a-square quilt has been machine quilted and already given away as a gift to my son and his new wife! I hope they snuggle under this quilt for many, many years!

I'm lucky to have fabric donors in my life! Thanks SO MUCH to my friend Mona, who thinks of me when she cleans out her fabric stash! And my son-in-law's grandmother, MawMaw Hicks, who knows I hate to see the tiniest piece of fabric wasted...she sends me ziplock bags packed with tiny scraps. I'm putting them to good use, MawMaw!

I cleaned and organized by sewing room. I took "before" pictures but forgot to take "after" pictures. By the time I thought about it, my sewing room was a disorganized mess again! I guess I will just have to get used to working surrounded by untidy piles of fabric and miscellaneous items scattered about. At least I'm working! Wait...making quilts isn't's pure pleasure!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Greatgrandma's Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Please scroll down to read my quilt's story!

Photos of Some UFO's

This is a Lattice of my favorites. Wait until I finish the piano key border with scallops!

This is a close-up of "Turning Twenty." I love florals and enjoyed dipping into my stash for this quilt. It just needs to be quilted.