Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cancer Quilt, Stockings and Lunch with Mama

 Here are pictures of the cancer quilt my BFF and I made for my MIL.

The fabrics are from a breast cancer kit but we changed the color of the ribbon to represent lung cancer.

We found this fun heart swirly backing fabric at our local Joann’s store.

We machine embroidered the label.

I also finished the Fat Quarter Shop’s Deck-Ade the Halls stockings block.  This project is just a ton of fun.

Yesterday was the only real nice weather day we’ve had in months…at least it feels like months.  I had lunch with my Mom at this cute restaurant “Mrs. Mac’s Fillin’ Station.”

The servers have car related names.  Jaguar usually waits on Mom but that day we had Dipstick.  The flatware is wrapped in oil rags and when you squeeze a lemon and wipe your hands, the oil rag turns black… like oil.  Inside of the place is so adorable with license plates and vintage garage signs everywhere.  Of course, I didn’t have a camera (other than my phone).  I promise to go back and take lots of pictures…you are going to LOVE this place.
Oh and the food was good too! (BONUS)

We stopped at a quilt shop where I purchased a little something to make a Halloween quilt for my small hanger and a magnetic pin holder.

 Then, wouldn’t you know, there was a yarn store right next door!  My sweet Mama bought me a set of my favorite knitting needles.  For some reason, I absolutely canNOT knit with straight needles.  I do everything on circulars.  The Knitter’s Pride Dreamz needles are great.  You can attach them to different lengths of cable…whatever your project requires. 
She also purchased some yarn so that I can make her a scarf.

Today I worked on my next block pattern from the FQS, I’ll share those pictures next time.

Have a wonderful week my friends J


Vicky Hunt said...

What lovely projects and that quilt is such a special piece...:) That restaurant sounds so fun...I love visiting different places like that. Where is it located? I might have to go there someday! Have a blessed week....Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Anne said...

The quilt is beautiful, Jeanna. Hugs for your MIL. :o)

The restaurant sounds interesting. Yes please, go back and take photos! :oD

andsewon said...

What a sweet lovely quilt for your MIL! Now that would be a fun place to eat!

Candace said...

The quilt turned out so beautiful, Jeanna! She is going to love it! What a nice day with your mom! The restaurant sounds like a kick! Can't wait to see your Halloween quilt - one of my favs! I am just the opposite with knitting needles - mine have to be straight! Happy knitting!

Carrie P. said...

Your Christmas blocks are coming along.
The pink quilt is really nice.
How sweet of your mom!
The restaurant sounds like a lot of fun.

Frog Quilter said...

What a fun post. The quilt is awesome and the label is the icing on the cake. What state is the restaurant in? Sounds very fun!

Unknown said...

Beautiful quilt. I'm trying to do something with that quilt design. Out of curiosity, what size patch squares did you use?

Unknown said...

Beautiful quilt. I'm trying to do something with that quilt design. Out of curiosity, what size patch squares did you use?

Jeanna said...

Hi Shay. It's a patter from Windham Fabrics. Here is a link to the pattern: http://www.windhamfabrics.net/cgi-bin/fabricshop/projects.cgi?patternID=212