Thursday, June 22, 2017

Are there any other Crazy Quilters that get sad when …

… when you are sewing together the last of your blocks and it’s time to start sewing rows together? I do. I always do. And for some silly reason I’m surprised each and every time.

This quilt is for a special friend that has stage 4 breast cancer (prayers appreciated). She started chemotherapy this morning. Her favorite color is a bright greenish-blue. My thought was to have an explosion of blues and greens … well, it’s an EXPLOSION all right. I just don’t know if I like it yet.

I love the pattern (I’ve taught this class at one time) and I ADORE the new “Twister” tool I bought at Sister’s Fabric Shop yesterday. OMGooses! It make cutting SO easy and pain free.

I’ve made this quilt before, I think I’ve even taught a class on it. I know I gave one away at a local National Guard event.

I realize (or at least I TELL myself that I realize) that when you are making a quilt for someone that is so close to your heart and especially when you are making it for such a heart-wrenching moment in their lives, you aren’t going to be happy with what you make.

I have a thin dark pink border planned and my focus fabric will be the final wider border. I really hope this comes together …


About Kimberly Mason

Kimberly Mason is a freelance writer and photojournalist. She is the founder of the Almost Daily News website, updates her fishing reports (almost) every Saturday, and is no longer seeking to land her first steelhead — she got it. You can find her on Facebook, call at 360-269-5017, or email


  1. That’s a beautiful quilt. I’m sure your friend will love it. I like the subtle change of colors is calming. Prayers going out for your friend. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Kim, I’ve missed you! How are you? Sorry I haven’t been around. I’m back. Love your quilt. ~karen

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