Gratitude 

That’s the name of the mini charm pack that I purchased from Fat Quarter Shop.


Gratitude is something I have been feeling much of late. This temporary move has had its ups and downs. But one thing it has shown me, is that there are many kind and generous people in the world. I’ve had complete strangers welcome me into their homes and feed me lunch.  I’ve had people I have never met send me their phone numbers in case  I needed anything out here. I’ve been invited to sewing days and to tag along to quilt shops. I’ve even had a lovely box of fabric and thread sent to me by a generous blog reader! And I can’t begin to express how wonderful my son and his family have been to me.

As I mentioned before, I had a plan for this charm pack, but I wasn’t happy with how it was turning out. So I moved on to Plan B. And here is my little finish before washing.


The backing and binding came from the above mentioned box of fabric and it was quilted with that thread!  

Here it is after washing.



I have been here 7 weeks today. While I miss my family back home, I have never felt alone. God is faithful and He has sent everything I have needed, when I needed it. Indeed, my heart is full of gratitude.

Before I sign off today, a reader, Edwina, had a question I could not answer. Perhaps one of you could leave a comment and help her out. She wrote:

“Is fusible batting still available? Our local Joann’s does not have it, but instead recommends a fusible “fleece”. It makes the project very stiff. Fleece is the word she used, but it’s more like a stiff backing.”

Thanks for any insight you can give on this.

Have a great day!

Linking up with The Quilting Room with MelFree Motion By The River

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to Gratitude 

  1. dmociolek@triad.rr.com says:

    Amen!

  2. Thanks for sharing this special little quilt. I will be thinking of you at Christmas. Even though you are in a climate much like that of the first Christmas, it won’t be easy when you are used to a winter wonderland. But, I know you will be grateful for what comes. Enjoy the day!

  3. Wanda says:

    I have purchased Hobbs fusible batting at Hobby Lobby. It is still available online from several places. I agree fusible fleece is too stiff for quilts.

    I agree, God provides wherever we are. He makes sure we meet the right people when we need them.

  4. It’s wonderful to hear that everyone is being so welcoming to you.

  5. Patricia says:

    I’m so glad God has placed warm and loving people in your path who are welcoming you into their lives. He is indeed faithful! I’m so happy to see that you are indeed able to bloom where you’re planted!

  6. Barb Vedder says:

    Hobbs makes fuseable batting and I have ordered it from EQuilter.com . Not sure if they still have it.
    How nice to hear that you have enjoyed such a nice welcome.
    great great little quilt Kathy!

  7. JanineMarie says:

    What a sweet little finish! I like how the name of the packet and now the quilt can be a visual representation of the gratitude you feel. Wishing you continued blessings over the holidays in your home away from home.

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