Friday, April 17, 2009

I've been enjoying the handwork on these blocks of the month. Here are the March blocks for Anne Sutton's Baskets quilt and for Gail Pan's Christmas quilt. Since I've been enjoying these so much, I also started the Heartland Heritage BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop...and of course I'm now behind on all of them!
I did finish Judy's Bears in the Farmhouse quilt. I left off the half square triangle border so that I could finish it. This quilt will be given to Will, our friend who came home from Iraq, through the Quilts of Valor program. I just need to make a label and it will be his!
Tonight is our first Phillies game of our season ticket package. I can't wait to get there! It will be a sad night though...Harry Kalas, the longtime Phillies announcer, died earlier in the week. His three sons will be throwing out the first pitch tonight and there will be a video tribute. I remember listening to Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn and Byrum Saam call the Phillies games when I was a kid, sitting in my room doing my homework. Harry was the last of the greats...
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10 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Ha! You'll get a kick out of my post later tonight. Have fun at the game -- I LOVE baseball!!!

furiousBall said...

The games just haven't been the same without that wonderful baritone. Harry the K, what a class act. We'll miss him.

Alycia said...

Love the Bear Paw quilt. Your friend will love it too!

amandajean said...

i'm here visiting via thimbleanna's link. your quilt is beautiful!!!

Darcie said...

Wow. The QOV quilt is so striking! Will and his family are going to cherish it.

It's great how those that we hear and watch and admire can become a special part of our lives...how they can really make a difference in how much we enjoy or partake in a sport or what have you. You will miss your announcer for sure...but keep the memories close at heart. ;-)

Vicki W said...

Your Bear paw quilt turned out great!

Mary said...

Love your version of Judy's quilt!

Béa said...

Love your version of Bear Paw quilt, yours is quilted, mine not....We are making the same BOMs ! Kiss from France

julieQ said...

I love your bear paw! Just gorgeous.

Blanket America said...

Nice and creative applique patches here.Love the detailing and the color used to make the quilt look soft and beautiful.

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