07 June, 2013

Standing The Test Of Time

"All Are Precious In His Sight" 55" X 65"
This picture is from a previous post, six and a half years ago! The pattern is called "American Melting Pot" as published in McCall's Quilting magazine somtime back in the mid 1990's.  I added the applique border after taking a Sue Nickels workshop on machine applique, creating my own version.  In this photo the quilt is pin basted for quilting on my domestic machine, this one pre-dates Sundance. Imagine my surprise, this week, when I traveled to the Capital City to meet up with a fellow blogger in real life and she gave me this wonderful gift:

Don't you just love this precious little dolly/ friendship block? The quiltmaker/blogger is Pam Lincoln from over at Mama Spark's World. I have followed her for what seems like forever and literally jumped at the chance to meet her when she contacted me to let me know she'd be in North Carolina for a visit! We had the very best of times, albeit short; too short! In the friendship block that she made for me I have decided that  Pam is on the right and I am on the left (she's recently been to the beach and has a bit more color than me!). I am thankful for this friend and am already planning our next get-together, perhaps a year from now. Some things: friends and patterns, just stand the test of time!
Life is Good!


Mama Spark said...

Awe , you made me tear up! It was a great visit my friend although WAY too short! Next time I will plan to stay a day or 2 with you so we can spend more time together. Anticipation will make it all the sweeter! Look for my post soon too! XOP

Janet O. said...

I LOVE your little quilt--what a wonderful border you have added--and the tiny 9-patch cornerstones. It is all delightful!
And now it has a sister quilt. What a sweet little mini version--and a nice remembrance of good times with a friend.

Edith said...

Remember the paper doll "Betsy MCall" in the McCall's magazine? This little block looks like paper dolls. Sweet!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What fun to meet a fellow blogger - I've gotten to do that three times and loved it. :) blessings, marlene

Karen said...

The border with the hands caught my eye. Very creative.

Carrie P. said...

what fun to meet another blogger and what a nice surprise to get that little quilt. I like it done in plaids. Love your quilt too.