Tuesday, January 1, 2019


As I was putting the last stitches in the binding, my grandfather clock began ringing in the new year.
Now, I wonder, do I count this as the last quilt of 2018, or the first finish of 2019?

Today Nikko and I went for a long walk to find a fence tall enough for taking a picture. Even sideways, this still sticks out over the concrete base but I think it will have to do. Soon it will be flying out across the pond to Kaiea's waiting bed.

Kai's choice was black and white and I was rather amazed at the number of fabrics in my collection that were ready for use. The only one I had to buy was for the border, and since Kai's name means "rising wave", I just had to get this when I saw it ... though I wasn't really shopping at the time, but meeting a friend.

Next in the line will be my new granddaughter's baby quilt ... plus some long overdue promises that need to be filled.

Best wishes to my blogging friends for a happy and productive new year.


  1. Julie, I love your quilt, you have made a beautiful quilt.

  2. Happy New Year Julie! May abundant blessings flow over you. I love your black & white quilt. Kai will, too!

  3. Wow! I love your latest creation. It must be a good size if you can't hang it on the fence without expanding over the concrete base of the fence.

  4. HI Julie, Happy New Year ! Count this as the first finish of 2019 ! It is spectacular! We love, love, love, the clamshell pattern border, which really makes the quilt "pop". Excellent work ! Your year is off to a wonderful start. Love, hugs, and blessings to you, from Marina and Daryl Lynn

  5. Beautiful quilt and you got it done so quickly knowing all that is pure handwork!

  6. It’s another great quilt and what a perfect, meaningful border fabric choice.

  7. After the saga of USPS mishandling, pingponging across the Pacific for a second round attempt, the package was picked up at the post office yesterday! Kai loves it! We’re all so happy to have it, and grateful for all the love, care and dedication you put into this for Kai! We’re sorry the postal handling botched things up the first time around. We love you, thank you so much!