Thursday, February 13, 2020

Pieces From The Past - The Lost Goslin'

World War Two officially came to an end on September 2, 1945, following the signing of the surrender documents by the Japanese emperor. The Japanese surrender became official in early August 1945. Following the death of Adolf Hitler, German forces surrendered on April 29, 1945.  Camp Trinidad closed in January 1946 and the German officers traveled to San Francisco to make their trip home.




Hans Worthmuller was the first of the men that worked for my Grandpa, Phillip, to write.  His letter, dated May 6, 1946 took two months to arrive... Postmarked July 2, 1946 in Trinidad.  You'll notice that it had been opened for censorship...

His return seemed to be a pleasant one since he easily located his wife and young son and had news of his older son and the anticipation of his release from the POW camp he was held in in Italy.




He wrote of the rations and small amounts of food.  A 1/2 pound of meat for a week?!?  I cannot, nor do I want to, imagine how difficult it was to survive on the small portions.



The US Government's persuasion of people to give up large amounts of red meats and fats actually resulted in healthier eating.  However...



Sadly, there were the food manufacturers who took advantage of the wartime shortages to flaunt their patriotism to their profit. The familiar blue box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner gained great popularity as a substitute for meat and dairy products. Two boxes required only one rationing coupon, which resulted in 80 million boxes sold in 1943. Food substitutions became evident with real butter being replaced with Oleo margarine. Cottage cheese took on a new significance as a substitute for meat, with sales exploding from 110 million pounds in 1930 to 500 million pounds in 1944.



After three years of rationing, World War II came to a welcome end. Rationing, however, did not end until 1946. Life resumed as normal and the consumption of meat, butter, and sugar inevitably rose. 

Keep in mind that while Phillip and Katie had the POW workers at the farm the rationing restrictions were in place.  How did they feed, not only their family  including three hungry boys, their daughter, son-in-law and grandson, but also the "boys" from the camp?  They had a large garden that I imagine all of the veggies came from.  Grandma was an excellent cook... Hans fondly recalled "her skillful cooking" in his letter.  

One of my older cousins (the 3rd grandchild of Phillip & Katie, and first grand-daughter) recently shared her memory... 

"Eating lunch or dinner was like going to the Golden Buffet! She made a least 3 meats,4-5 vegetable dishes including many different jello recipes. Dessert was pies, cakes, cookies, and more. But you must know this was served after us kids had been with Grandpa at the gas station where we (us kids) had a few treats!! We usually had a Nehi pop of orange or grape or whatever we wanted along with circus peanuts, orange slices, or/and a candy bar. Then, we went back to their house and were expected to eat a large plate of food. Needless to say--- I couldn't eat very much."

Here is one of Katie's recipes...

Crock Pickles

Place dill and several cloves of garlic in the bottom of the crock. Add your small to medium cucumbers. Add 1-1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar, 2-1/2 teaspoons alum powder, 2-1/2 teaspoons pickling spice. Add more dill on top.

Mix 8 cups water, 2 cups cider vinegar and 2.75 ozs of salt. Stir until dissolved. Add to the crock.

Cover with a plate and leave on the counter for 2-3 days. Test a small bite for taste and texture. When to your desire, place in jars or containers and store in the refrigerator.

They are crispy and so good.  One particular summer when my Dad had an excess of cucumbers I was making a crock of pickles on a weekly basis. And the girls were munching on them as snacks in the middle of a hot afternoon.  SO. GOOD!  FYI, these are not the typical cucumbers that you find in produce department.  Well, they are, but just much smaller... about 4-5 inches long and they will feel kinda pokey, but the pokey things brush off when you wash them.

While Hans recalled the fond memories of what could have been a horrible experience as a POW, he waited for the return of his son... the Lost Goslin'.



It is a simple pattern that will come together quickly for you...  Go grab the pattern at payhip.  


Pickles... some people love 'em.  Some people not so much.  And the variety available!  Dill, sweet, bread and butter... and now'adays, even deep fried!  

Just last week I saw a post about a dill pickle pizza... now I LOVE dill pickles... and I LOVE pizza... but together??? My first thought was "that sounds gross", but then I read about it...  It doesn't have a traditional red sauce.  Rather, it has a garlic dill white sauce,  Canadian bacon, mozzarella and sliced dill pickles... Hmmm... "I may try it, just because I'm curious."  lol!  I was a skeptic about deep fried pickles at one time too.


What are your favorite pickles?
Have you ever had fresh crock pickles?  

Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!

Oh, and don't forget to come back to link up your Lost Goslin' block... open through March 4th.

Quilt Happy!

Melva

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Not Much Quilting Going On...

I haven't had much time quilting lately... Oh, I have been busy with quilt-related projects, but not much time at my machine since I finished the Scrap Dance Minuet, 2019 Color Challenge and A Time For All Seasons quilts.


What HAVE I been doing???  A lot of pattern writing for the Pieces From The Past Sew Along.  Because the patterns are vintage Kansas City Star patterns that offer only templates for the blocks, not cutting sizes or assembly directions, ( sometimes they allow for the seam allowance, but often times, not) I have been making the patterns more modern by offering cutting dimensions and assembly instructions.  It is my effort to make the piecing of the blocks an easy and enjoyable experience for everyone participating in the sew along.  I have about 10 of them ready to go and could use some help testing them and proof-reading them.  Interested?  Leave a comment and be sure to let me know how to contact you via e-mail.

By the way... the first block - The Signature Block - is still available and the second is scheduled to be released on Thursday - February 13th. 

There is nothing more frustrating than having a block that doesn't come together right, or end up the correct size.  One of the biggest challenges I had was figuring out if the template printed in the paper actually measured 2-3/4" or should it be 2-5/8".  Some of the pieces really are unusual sizes.

One other thing I could use some help with is translating a church record of some sort.  I believe it is in Russian and am curious about what it says.  Again, if you are willing to help me out, leave a comment and way to contact you.

Moving on.... Last weekend I was supposed to be away for a "girls weekend"... it was to begin late Friday afternoon... but it snowed overnight on Thursday and continued in the morning... and the roads were a MeSs!  


I had planned on taking my scrapbooking supplies and pictures to work on getting caught up by completing 2016 and 2017.  When the announcement of the delay arrived I decided that I would start scrapping then... 

In just 3+ hours I had six months of memories assembled in a storybook fashion.  Yay!  Progress...

The next morning the announcement arrived that the weekend hostess would be ready for guests at the cabin by 10:30 a.m.  I loaded up my bags and eyed the mess of scrapping supplies spread out on the cutting table in my studio... Ummm... no that is not going to happen!

I grabbed my "go bag" of hand sewing projects that I had started for our upcoming road trip.  It consists of the National Parks Postcard blocks designed by Rachel Lee at Fiona Sandwich.  

As seven of us that braved the sloppy road conditions and threatening weather forecast for more snow on Sunday enjoyed conversation, wine, laughter, snacks and meals for just 24+ hours I stitched...


I completed the blocks needed for the first section of our Camping Journal Quilt - 2017.  It was the beginning of our love relationship with a truck camper.  

We were actually only borrowing the camper from a neighbor to decide if we wanted to purchase it from them.  We spent a few days at a KOA Kampground in Ouray, CO, headed to the Mesa Verde area and then to Pagosa Springs.

I had several of the blocks already done and just needed to fill in a few blanks...

A Teepee, squash blossom, some colorful mountains with a grey sky and a campfire.



I can now assemble the first row!  I also have 16 other blocks in kits and another 8 that are ready to be prepared for the kits.  I love the versatility of these blocks as they can be used for various National Parks, as well as State Parks and camping in general.  

So, as you have seen, there has been some quilting related stuff going on, but I just don't have much to show for it.  As I stated... the Signature block is still available AND you have a few days to link up for the give away drawing of the first fat quarter.  Go grab your pattern and head to your sewing machine.  It is a really easy (and quick block) that you can have done in about an hour.  Tag me in your photo on instagram and use the hashtag #PiecesFromThePast, share to my facebook page or email it to me - MelvaLovesScraps@NolanQualityCustoms.com if you aren't sure how to get linked up and I will take care of it.  


What have you been up to?  
Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!

Quilt happy!

Melva
Melva Loves Scraps - Home of the Pieces From The Past Sew Along
that features vintage Kansas City Star quilt blocks!


Linking with:

Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate
What I Made Monday at Pretty Piney
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Colour & Inspiration at Clever Chameleon Quilting
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter


Monday, February 3, 2020

A Time For All Seasons Finish

My most recent finish was the block of the month from Sew Incredibly Crazy and Friends...  A Time For All Seasons.









I had a layout but I was in a quandary about how to finish it... sashing strips or not???  Seasonal fabrics?  Just a neutral fabric?  Checkerboard? 

And then I was in the shower thinking of what I might do in the studio when I got out... and an idea hit me!  




I had a batik charm pack and there was just enough to be able to make sashing strips and make it a gradual transition in colors to the next row...

You may notice that some how I managed to get a few out of order... Ooops!

The purple, orange and green on the left got mixed up, but I put them in their proper places before it was quilted.  





Life (well, house projects actually) got busy and crazy with a need to (my husband's need) paint the master bedroom... 

But in between needing my help, I did find some celebratory fabric (in my stash) that featured balloons.  I thought it would great!  Despite auditioning the fabric as a border... when I had a 4" border on the top, I hated it!  **Ugh**  


I cut it down to 2" and placed a soft blue as an outer border.  All better... it toned it down and calmed it down like magic... Whew! 

I did my "go-to, no-brainer" free-motion loops for the quilting and fell in love with it even more with every loop completed as I grew closer to it being completed.

I had thought (several months ago) "what  fun to use seasonal fabrics as the binding."  I pulled out scraps from the many seasonal scrub tops that I made my daughter and found all that I needed.

I had snow flakes, hearts, shamrocks and more!



And then I called one of my besties who has a skillful eye and a love for photography.

It was a COLD snow covered morning but we bravely headed to the public library and she snapped away!


Just look at some of the shots she captured!  






This one is my absolute favorite πŸ’“




We had such fun driving all over town looking for brightly colored/playful back drops...  It was nearly as fun as all the random thoughts and memories I recalled when making the blocks!  

Thoughts of conversation hearts for Valentines day, the shenanigans that my hubby and his brothers pull when together and topsy turvey Easter baskets when our girls were little...  the poignant memories of pinwheels at the Alzheimer walks in honor of my Dad, fun in the sun as we camped at the Great Sand Dunes... and so many more!

Dave and I enjoyed a few nights of sleep under this beauty since we slept in the guest room while we had our room torn apart.  She is well broken in and I can attest to her warmth and comfort.  πŸ˜‰


What do you do when you are less than thrilled with the look of a border that you think "would be perfect", but isn't?

Leave a comment... I'd love to hear your tips and suggestions.

Quilt Happy!

Melva


Have you grabbed your copy of the first block in the Pieces From The Past sew along?
Linking with:

Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Scrap Happy Saturday at Super Scrappy

UFO Busting at Tish’s Wonderland
BOMS Away at Katie Mae Quilts
Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate
What I Made Monday at Pretty Piney
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Colour & Inspiration at Clever Chameleon Quilting
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter
Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation

Creative Compulsions at Bijou Bead Boutique



Monday, January 27, 2020

2019 Color Challenge Finish


A few weeks ago we started a small project in the basement... it involved dismantling a workbench to make it smaller and moving it, and then creating a shelving unit along that wall and enclosing half of it for fabric storage. 












Sometimes you just have to make a big mess before you can get the mess cleaned up!

I had fabric in several places... the guest room closet, a cabinet in the finished portion of the basement, a dresser in the basement... and don't forget the large cardboard box and a large storage bin.  



As I moved and unpacked fabric into the new storage area I found some fabric that I pulled for use as borders and backing of this year's color challenge quilt.


Since Jen's inspiration for the color challenge centered on flowers, it just seemed like kismet that there would be fabric called "The Language of Flowers" that had not only flowers, but vintage postcards and envelopes in the background.

If you missed any of my monthly posts about these blocks you can catch up by searching for 2019 Color Challenge (there is a tag at the end of the post).  

Each month I learned a bit about each flower... as some of them I was not really familiar with... like spider mums, and glory of the snow.  And there were a several that I had no idea even existed!  Like the Bells of Ireland (that are not native to Ireland), Love in a Mist, Sundaze Ablaze and the Jade Vine.

As I shared what I learned, I also shared what the flowers may mean if used in a bouquet that was meant to send a message...  like pink carnations meaning "I'll never forget you", marigolds = passion and creativity; purple lilacs mean love while white lilacs allude to youthful innocence and let's not forget the red rose that means love.  Flowers... A lost language... See??? The Language of Flowers fabric was meant to be!!!

Since the border taken care of, I moved onto the backing...


The "Flowers of 50 states" was a panel I located while moving fabric.  Now, obviously, it was not large enough to be a stand alone backing, nor was it square enough...  I returned to the new fabric storage cabinets and located some fabric that had words printed on it... words of encouragement and positive reinforcement...

It made me think... we often speak words of encouragement to our children or spouses and family and friends... but what sort of words do we speak to ourselves?  Are we as encouraging?  Are we as kind?

Often times, sadly, the answer is no.

I recently I was putting SEW into houSEWork and made a new ironing board cover using some "word" fabric that I found during the recent fabric move... more encouraging words!  I spend a lot of time in my studio alone... I could use these reminders!  Keep a thankful heart... gratitude... start the day with a song in your heart... take courage...






     I finished off the backing with a little more word fabric and got it sandwiched... it sat for a few days as I pondered how to quilt it.  

As a sampler quilt I thought that I might quilt each block separately, but I wasn't really excited about that... It sat some more...  

I considered straight line quilting... but that is so S L O W... I really wanted to do some free-motion quilting.  Stippling?  Yes!  But then Dave was starting another project... this one in our bedroom... **sigh**  and I just couldn't focus like I needed to for stippling... Loops it is!


I really do love it!  And that two color binding offers just enough of a break...




I don't have a recipient in mind for this quilt, but whoever happens to get it will be wrapped not only in love and prayers, but words of kindness and encouragement!

Leave a comment about what sort of encouraging words you need to speak to yourself!  I'd love to hear from you.

Smile often and quilt happy!

Melva


Melva Loves Scraps - Home of the Pieces From The Past Sew Along
that features vintage Kansas City Star quilt blocks!


Linking with:

BOMs Away at What A Hoot Quilts
Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate
What I Made Monday at Pretty Piney
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter
Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Creative Compulsions at Bijou Bead Boutique
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Off The Wall Friday with Nina Marie
Brag About Your Beauties at From Bolt to Beauty
Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts and More
Friday Foto Fun at Powered by Quilting

Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pieces From the Past - Signature Block



The Signature block is one of the first Kansas City Start blocks that I ever made.  I had recently started quilting and pulled out the collection of patterns and fabric that had been Grandma Schleich's.  Among them I found 15 pieced blocks with embroidered signatures on them (shown below).  But there wasn't a block that featured my Grandma's name.  

There were several pre-cut pieces that were saved with the pattern (shown in the upper left corner of the picture to the left...






I considered my options and decided that I would make a block using her fabric, but what was I to do about a signature?  Thanks to my Mom's hard work at collecting family facts and documents, I have a notebook that had Grandma's Certificate of Naturalization with her signature!  















I traced the signature and then embroidered her name on it.  I should have used fewer strands of embroidery floss to stitch her name, but I didn't... and I haven't taken the time to fix it.











I began asking on around on a fb group if anyone knew of any others that had given blocks to Grandma.

The names include:

Mrs. Linnie Quast - Bob O'Brian - Miss Betty Masters - Katherine Schleich 

Miss Evelyn Schleich - Gene O'Brian (son of Bob & Mae O'Brian) - Mr. Quincy Masters - Mae O'Brian 

Carlys Quast - Rowena Masters - Minnie Quast - Mrs. Yergert 

Christine MacDougall - Mrs. Hester Masters - Miss Martha Yergert - John MacDougall 

You can find details on these
individuals over on the Piece From The Past That Started It All post...

Now, if you look closely at Grandma's naturalization paper you will notice that she became a US Citizen in June, 1943.  I can't help wondering why she waited so long (31 years) to become a citizen?  

She came to the US a a child in 1912 at 13.  I think I was told in high school that she had wanted to be able to speak and understand the English language well.  No one really knows what education Grandma had...  As I said she was age 13, turning 14 a week after arriving... Grandpa had only a 6th grade education and had attended school for two years prior to immigrating, making him 7 years old when he started school)... perhaps she had completed her schooling in Huck and never attended school in the US?  I think this could be a strong possibility.

**EDIT**  I have recently discovered that Katie did, in fact, attend school in Garfield, Kansas for one year.  The year that she arrived in the US.  I also discovered that according the census records, it was reported that she had attended school through 3rd grade.

I wonder... Did the facts that WWII was in full swing with Germany and Hitler and the Nazi Army coupled with the announcement of the opening of Camp Trinidad (and knowledge that the prisoners were going to be German) cause some concern for them?  Were they wanting to avoid any confusion or accusations of being affiliated with the Germans/Nazis?  

(My Mom confirms this fact.  Grandpa took the Citizenship class(es) six months before her in December 1942.  They did not take the class together because he wanted to let her know what it all entailed before hand.{{Isn't that sweet!  "I'll go first and then tell you what you need to know."}})  

I have so many questions that I wish I could have answers to!

But I am sure YOU are asking... where is the pattern for the signature block???

Here you go!  Head over to payhip and grab it now!  You will have to set up a user ID but it is quick and easy and the pattern is offered at no cost.  If you have any questions regarding the piecing of the block please let me know.  You can email me at
MelvaLovesScraps@NolanQualityCustoms.com.

I  will do my very best to answer any questions about this block and help you.

The phrase "the third time's the charm" was the case for me and making this block...

The printed newspaper patterns don't include seam allowances and even then, sometimes I wondered if it was really 3/8" or was it supposed to be 1/2".  **sigh**

I knew I wanted this block to be a 12-1/2" block for the sew along... my first block was too small and there was no 1/4" seam allowance on the outer edges which would have cut off the corner points of the center block... 

I had to make adjustments for a larger block...   and the second block wasn't right because the corner pieces were still too small.   


   


I finally got it right on the third block... **happy dance**
When I began to embroider this block I used only two strands of floss... versus the three strands that I used on the purple & yellow block I made for my Dad's quilt... you know, the one that I mentioned that I should fix...

I still did not like the look of the stitches and after having 90% of the embroider complete I decided to pick it all out.  It was just too heavy and made it difficult to read.  




















In the end I used one strand of floss and am much happier!



Now that you have the pattern, you may be thinking "where is the letter that you talked about sharing???"  

Well, you see... I have only 19 letters, but needed 20 blocks... so the next block will feature a letter.  Don't give up on me yet!  Each block has been carefully selected to relate to each letter with regards to a topic included in the letter.  I'll be sharing some delicious recipes and a few memories from my older cousins that were fortunate enough to have her in their lives for some years.

Letter writing is a lost art. I recall writing and receiving letters to and from Dave in our short time apart during the summers when he returned home to Illinois during the summer breaks of college.  We would have the opportunity to talk on the phone as well, about once a week, but that was a little pricey as well.  With the evolution of technology and social media it should be easier to keep in touch, but the busy schedules of life can make keeping in touch a challenge.


How do you stay in touch with your family and friends?  Are you a letter writer? 

Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you.

I admit that I am bad about writing letters to others, but whenever I receive a note card of thanks for a quilt that has been gifted from us I save it to place in a scrapbook along with a photo of the quilt.  It is a helpful way to keep track of all the quilts I have made... I mean it is impossible to keep ALL OF THEM!

Now, if you haven't already, go grab your pattern, make your block and then come back to link up for an opportunity to win a fat quarter!  If you don't have a way to link up, email me (address above) and I will happily link for you.  All blocks linked up before the next pattern release (on February 13th) will be eligible for the prize drawing for a fat quarter.  

When your block is complete share on instagram, tag me (@MelvaLovesScraps) and use hashtag #PiecesFromThePastSewAlong or post on my fb page - Melva Loves Scraps. Quilt Happy!

Melva


Linking with:

Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Creative Compulsions at Bijou Bead Boutique
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Off The Wall Friday with Nina Marie
Brag About Your Beauties at From Bolt to Beauty
Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts and More
Friday Foto Fun at Powered by Quilting
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
UFO Busting at Tish’s Wonderland
Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate
BOMs Away at What A Hoot Quilts



Monday, January 20, 2020

Scrap Dance Minuet Mystery Quilt S L O W Finish

Last yearI joined in on my first Mystery Quilt - Scrap Dance Minuet - hosted by Carole over at From My Carolina Home.

It was a scrap buster and easy to follow along.  The clues were offered at an easy pace and the steps were beginner friendly and came together quickly.




Once the blocks were pieced I was stalled... 

I had the idea to use sashing strips between the blocks.  

I like the way it looked on the design wall and when someone commented that the sashing strips would take away from secondary pattern that was formed when the blocks were joined together my initial response "my quilt, my choice".  



I moved forward ignoring their opinion...  But once it was sewn with the sashings and a border I snapped a picture... and immediately... I did NOT like it.  At. All...

I ripped it all apart (while binging on Heartland over on netflix) and started over with sewing the blocks together sans sashing strips.  Okay, so they were right.  

Once I got the first border on it I was stuck again...  I was busy too, with some pattern testing and camping excursions.

When I finally returned to it in about September or October I had settled on doing a checkerboard border and using a printed double wedding ring backing for the quilt.  I got it sandwiched but lacked any great ideas on how to quilt. so  it hung in the closet until I had inspiration for how to quilt it.

Carole helped out with that as she revealed what she was doing.  I was in love with it, but I was bogged down with commissioned quilts and quilting for customers.

A few weeks ago I prepared my year in review and plans for 2020 at the end of December, and I had determined that this mystery quilt would be my first finish of 2020.  I was determined!

As I had it laying on the floor to consider marking for the quilting when my husband passed through the room and took a look and commented that he really liked it.  I asked him what he liked about it... it reminded him of an older scrappy quilt.  My response was "I'm glad you like it but, it's not really one of my favorites."  

That was before quilting!  Once I got it quilted and the binding on it... with big stitches with variegated floss... 





... it has really grown on me!
























The timing of this finish is a little funny in that I am currently reading the last of the Patchwork Mystery books... I mentioned a few of them as I shared about the different steps of making this quilt.

There were many times that I related so strongly with statements made... such as in this conversation between Sarah, the main character and quilter with someone who was considering the purchase of a valuable antique quilt.   

Sarah::  "The artistry is in the color and pattern choices.  As well as the quilting pattern.  The maker of this quilt created a complex design in the spaces in between the calico pieces."

The potential buyer responded with "I feel that the artistry is lacking."

Sarah countered... "I think that quilters find the structure and simplicity soothing.  The construction of the quilt is full of passion and creativity, but the result is meant to comfort and bring peace."

For over a year I have become familiar with the characters of this series and I will miss reading about the various stories that unfold as Sarah repairs old quilts, researches quilts to determine who the maker may be and makes her own quilts.

But the good news is that once I am done I am willing to pass on the entire set (27 books) for just the cost of shipping.   (Actual cost has not been determined because of the distance that they may travel via UPS {the closer the location, the lower the cost than shipping across country}, but could be calculated quickly.)  Are you interested?  Let me know...

Just like Dave and I have differing opinions of quilts, colors, layout and more, we can always agree that the quilts are meant to comfort and bring peace to those who use them.

Happy quilting!

Melva
Melva Loves Scraps - Home of the Pieces From The Past Sew Along
that features vintage Kansas City Star quilt blocks!
Linking with:

Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate
What I Made Monday at Pretty Piney
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Colour & Inspiration at Clever Chameleon Quilting
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Friday Foto Fun at Powered by Quilting