Since I'm on a retreat committee...
there are jobs to be done!
Registering ladies..... making schedule booklets...
nametags...contacting the venue.....
getting there early to welcome everyone...
I didn't do those jobs.
I said I'd make table mats for the centerpieces.
Some were modern.
Some were warm.
I had fun machine quilting...
Using UP my UFOs...
as well as some orphan blocks that were given to me!
I hand quilted some of them.
The hand quilting really added something to this one!
I figured if I used lots of DIFFERENT colors and styles...
there'd be something for everyone!
These table mats were bid on
and thankfully they all have NEW HOMES!
They are made with quilt blocks that no LONGER
have to sit in boxes and bags
WAITING to be quilts!!!
These quilt blocks
have a JOB to do.
Making someone's kitchen table
a WARM and happy place to be.
They are doing what BIG quilts do!
Spreading warmth and happiness ALL AROUND!
Some of these orphan blocks were gifts from YOU!
I want to thank all my blog friends who FILLED my orphan drawer last year.
It was so wonderful to dig through and find little GEMS
to use as I made these table mats.
They all have GOOD homes now...
I double checked!!
And they have a life of USEFUL service ahead of them.