On this last Design Wall Monday of June, I have a mockup of the block for the comfort quilt I'm making for our neighbor's son who has an osteosarcoma and is undergoing chemotherapy.
This is a variation of Jacob's Ladder that I found HERE (scroll down to the bottom for this version). Yesterday I got all the black and white 4 patches cut and sewn so will be ready for block assembly--I'm making 20 12" blocks. My goal is to have the quilt finished in a week. The flannel I ordered from Connecting Threads has arrived and will be perfect.
I'm actually in the middle of three quilts for others. My brother texted me a few days ago that he needs a quilt for his queen sized bed and I offered the bullseye quilt top I made last year. Searching my pictures, it seems I haven't got a photo of the completed top. I chose the gingham as an inner border and the Thimbleberries print as the outer border but in they were not attached yet in this shot.
Third quilt I'm making is for my sister-in-law. My husband Grant's older half-brother Jan died suddenly in March from a recurrent brain tumor, and I offered to make a quilt from some of his dress and casual shirts. This is the quilt I pinned on Pinterest with her in mind, which I found HERE.
On Saturday we took a trip down the coast to see her and go through the closet to select some of her favorites of Jan's clothes.
It was an overcast day but still wonderful to drive down the Pacific Coast Highway and look at the ocean. This large bed of seaweed caught my eye.
I took pictures of at least three different flocks of pelicans cruising the coastline as we drove south.
Lots of people out enjoying the early summer weather in Malibu. Lots and lots of cyclists...
We had a good visit with our sister-in-law and she picked out some shirts and I chose others to coordinate, with Grant coming home with several suits and even a tuxedo, as well as some other shirts and slacks. After a lovely lunch and a visit to Jan's boat in the Marina Del Rey harbor with her son and his girlfriend, we headed home, with promises to get together again soon for a harbor sail.
We got home near sunset and the sky was gorgeous.
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