Sunday, January 13, 2019

Finally a New Year and a New Post

To say that the last days of 2018 were difficult would be a mild understatement. I am still recovering and likely will be for a while. My best friend and quilting buddy passed away unexpectedly on December 21st. There is one giant hole in my heart. We first got to know each other as work colleagues and then as friends and finally as quilting buddies.
So while I could not do anything that required focus I did stitch together a couple of quilt tops.

These Half Square Triangles have been lurking in the sewing room for sew long I can barely remember the original quilt they came from. The dark is a navy blue cotton and the prints are from drapery sample books that were given to our Scrapbag Quilters group. The samples were 100% cotton so I washed them and then used them. This quilt top is roughly 39" square. For my quilt guild this year I am doing a program I call Totally Triangular. Each month I am showing something different do to with those lovely waste/bonus triangles we all seem to have. Or at least some of us have. I am hoping to get back on track soon and to be posting more regularly. Piecefully, Joanne

Linking with Cynthia at Oh Scrap! (here) 


  1. I am so sorry about your friend, Joanne. I have work colleagues who have become lifelong friends, so I know what a hole that loss would leave. I'll be thinking of you. I like your triangle quilt top - a fun way to use up some leftovers!

  2. Oh, Joanne! I am sorry for the loss of your quilting buddy. I can't imagine how bereft you must be feeling. It's good that you are able to return to the activity the two of you loved. Wishing you peaceful piecing in 2019!

  3. How ad to lose your friend so unexpectantly, I'm so sorry for your loss.

  4. So sorry for your loss. I hope your quilting and memories will keep you going.

  5. Joanne I'm so sorry for your loss.