Monday, December 9, 2013

Debbie's Blue Quilt - A Near Finish - A House Fairy - AND A GIVE-AWAY!!!!

We have a Winner - Charlene M. guessed correctly! The outer petals of the buds in the block in the lower right hand corner of photos 1 & 2; and featured in photo 5; are done in pale blue with the centers in medium blue. In all the other blocks, the buds are done with the outer petals in medium blue and the centers in pale blue. Once you know where to find it, it sticks out like a sore thumb! But, it's a humble quilt, so Heavenly Father will bless it and it will keep Debbie warm and happy, we pray. Thanks to all who took a guess. Merry Christmas!

My best friend, Debbie, lives almost a hundred miles away and, for the last few years, we've visited, mostly, by telephone. she is blind and ill, so is bed-ridden, frequently. A few years ago, I made her a Sunbonnet Sue quilt for Christmas. She wore that little quilt out last year. This year, soon after Christmas, she'll have this quilt I call "Debbie's Blue Quilt".


The top is finished and the borders are on, so it's ready to go to the quilter. I designed this quilt for our Saturday Quilters group in my little town. The Saturday group meets once a month and each person makes a quilt block for one person in the group. I had the group make the pieced blocks for this quilt.

I did all the applique' blocks with a little help from my friends. It has a "Humility Block" in it. IF YOU'RE THE FIRST ONE WHO CAN SPOT THE HUMILITY BLOCK AND  MAKE A COMMENT ON IT, I'LL SEND YOU A FREE "SIMPLY SUE" QUILT PATTERN!!!!

Here's a close-up of the applique' block. It's a "Topeka Rose" but I called it a "Cherokee Rose" because Debbie is a Cherokee woman. She liked that title for the block a lot.

Here's a close-up of the pieced block, a variation on a four-patch with half-square triangles.

The border had a sweet little bunny hopping all around.....hippity, hippity......
So, send me a comment and point out the Humility Block, please.

On another note, here is our latest pattern, "BLESS THIS HOUSE", inspired by the old song, so popular in England during WWII. 

This little wall hanging (14 1/2" x 16 1/4") is perfect for a small accent in your home. The pattern can be done using two-sided fusible web and wool, so the edges of the applique' do not need to be hemmed.

It's embellished with embroidery and a hint of metallic thread for her wand. The pattern will be available within the week and I'll let you know when it's up on Etsy.

Don't forget to search for the "Humility Block!"

HINT: The "Humility Block" is in three (3) of the photos of Debbie's Blue Quilt, including one (1) close-up.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting. I love your comments.


  1. what a sweet quilt for your friend. I don't see any humility blocks. Thanks for coming by my Blog today. I'm taking a break to go and visit a sick friend.

  2. Thanks for stopping by. We might get to 18 degrees F. today.....wish we had your snow. Merry Christmas, Mary. K.

  3. I love your quilt for your friend-very beautiful-I don't see a difference in the blocks either
    I am baking crhistmas cookies today

  4. Yum! I'm getting ready to break out in baking, too. Don't you just love the fragrance of baking cookies, mulling cinnamon, juicy oranges, succulent roasts and all that at Christmas time? Keep looking at that quilt. You'll see it. It's right there in front of you all.......

  5. That is a very lovely quilt. Might you be talking about the flower that has more curved leaves? Some are pretty flowey but the one on the bottom right, of the second picture, looks to be have a bit more curve in the green leaf petals.

    1. Well, they are a little more curvy; but that's not it. Good try, though. Thanks for stopping by. Hey, everyone, you can keep guessing. When you finally see it, you're going to wonder what your eyes were doing all the time you were looking for it...... That's how I felt when I was looking for it. I knew the block was different but didn't know where my daughter had put it when she put the rows together. It took me a while; and I knew what I was looking for.

  6. I think the lower right corner block has lighter outer leaves on it than the other ones. But it took a long time to see it. The quilt is beautiful .

  7. I love the quilts, they are so beautifull <3
    I think in the fourth picture on the right.
    I have just began with a little quilt with embroidery in the middle of it.
    Excuus for my bad English,

    Love, Marga

    1. Thanks, Marga. You can write in your native language and Google can translate. Sorry, that's not it.

  8. The quilt is beautiful. I think the humility block is in the bottom right corner of the first picture. The colors on the buds are different. katztoo1 at frontier dot com

  9. Charlene - You are right. The Humility Block is in the lower right in photos 1 & 2 and is featured in photo #5. The outside petals on the buds are pale blue instead of medium blue. All the other blocks have the outside petals on the buds in medium blue. It's very hard to see until you know it's there. Thank you for guessing, everyone. Charlene, I'll send your pattern attached to an email. Merry Christmas!