Happy Easter & Help...

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you are all having a great holiday weekend. It's quiet around here, just my husband and myself. He is sleeping so I spent quite awhile going through bloglovin and catching up on all your great work. I have noticed I keep getting emails regarding the comments I leave on people's blogs. It says my post notification could not be delivered to the recipient. And I've also noticed I'm not getting email notification of all your sweet comments on my blog. Has anyone else been having this issue lately?? I'm not sure what to do or how to fix it! I hope I have been able to respond to each of you, because I truly appreciate your visits!
I have my Reunion top finished as well as the back. Sorry for the quick and crappy cell phone picture! I'm hoping to do some quilting on it today. Better pictures coming soon, it's raining today, thank goodness! We need it so badly right now.

I have been bad about getting sidetracked lately. When I first started quilting, I NEVER moved on to a new project without finishing my current one! I saw this Mini Medallion quilt along and really want to join in. You can find the post here. It's a mini so it will use up some scraps.

Being Easter, I thought it was a good time to remember what others do for us. My friend Cristina sent me this wonderful package in the mail. I was so surprised when I opened it up! She has been a great friend through life's recent troubles. I am so very grateful for the wonderful quilting friends I have met since blogging and quilting. You are all wonderful! What a great community to belong to :)

 I hope you don't mind my sharing your thoughtful gift Cristina. What great choices she made for me! The Fat Quarter Shop packaged this up so beautifully also. That new book is awesome friends! Some books have a project or two that you can't wait to make, and then some that are just ok. This book is FULL of wonderful quilts and I will probably make every single one! It's from Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life. I had to share that link, it takes you to one of my favorites in the book, so pretty!!
We have to remember that everyone goes through awful times in this life. Sometimes all it takes to brighten a person's day and make a difference is a, "Hello, how are you?". Or a simple smile. Kindness goes a long way and I appreciate all of your friendships, comments and virtual hugs. Have a great weekend friends!


Reunion Progress

I have been slowly working on my Sweetwater Reunion quilt. I turned these blocks

into these rows.
I was encouraged by a post I saw on Pat Sloan's blog. She has put up a 10 minute a day UFO challenge. You can find the post here. With life a bit crazy right now, I figured I can at least work on something for 10 minutes a day, so I joined in. I have 3 UFO quilts hanging in bags in the closet, maybe this will help to get them finished up as well. I still haven't even finished the 2nd potholder from my tutorial, I need to do that also. I got some of the rows (well only the bottom 3) joined and should be finishing this up soon.

I have been seeing quite a few quilts lately similar to what I'm making. I didn't use any particular pattern because I wanted mine to end up about 50 x 70 finished. I did my own measurements and will share when it is completed. My inspiration came from a couple tutorials here and here. The second link is a Riley Blake tutorial that adds a fun strip into the front. I think I will try that next time I make this pattern.

It's good to be sewing again. I splurged today on something totally not necessary. I ordered a fat eighth bundle of the complete Waterfront Park line by Violet Craft for Michael Miller fabrics. I had a gift card credit left on Etsy and figured it was time to get it used up :) I happen to see the backing I wanted on sale at Crafter's Vision for 6.28 a yard. They have a Michael Miller sale this week, so it was another 20% off of that too! That gave me the push to go purchase the Waterfront Park bundle that has been in my cart for the last few months. Does anyone else have carts full at several quilt shops...at all times? I'm betting I'm not the only one :)

Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation