Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quilts #AtoZChallenge

Love and chocolate.  When did the two interwine?

For Q day in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge,  I wanted to blog a little bit about quilts.  I've never made one (I am not a sewing person) but I love quilts.  I have pictures of quilts that have been displayed, from time to time, at our local public library.  I so admire those who have the skill and patience to make them.

One of my earliest memory is a comforter on my childhood bed.  It had a zipper on it.  One day, I decided to be curious and unzip the comforter.

Inside was an old quilt, tattered.  I never did find out the story of that quilt and what it may have meant to my mother.  She sewed when she was younger but by the time I had conscious memories of her, rheumatoid arthritis had set in.  It robbed her of the ability to use her hands for fine work.

I've never learned to quilt, and I admire those who quilt.

From time to time I feature the photography work of a friend I call "my guest photographer".  This quilt was made by her sister, who lives over a thousand miles from here.  I post these pictures with her permission.

I love this quilt because its subject is my favorite substance in the world - chocolate.
Chocolate is a girl's best friend.  How true!

I'm no quitter, either!
Chocolate is what I must have.  No matter if it's a chocolate covered strawberry, or a chocolate covered pretzel, or even a cup of hot chocolate, my day is not complete without a piece of chocolate.

How about you?

Written for "Q" day in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.


  1. I love quilts too (and have never made one). And chocolate (dark) is a favorite too. What a beautiful post! Your sister's quilt is a true work of art! :)

  2. I love the creative pattern of quilt. Intricate design and super creative in aesthetic form:)

  3. Even I can't say no to chocolate.. That is a beautiful quilt. Thanks for stopping by my blog and nice to have found your blog through A-Z challenge.

  4. I am not a quilter either, but I am a dark-chocolate lover.

  5. Hey it's strange I wrote about quilts too!

  6. quilters just seem to get more creative and more clever every day - this chocolate one is beautiful Leanne @ cresting the hill

  7. My ex- was into Quilts. Me- not so much. It might be because I never sleep with a cover. The only ones I really will examine- the Names Project version.

  8. While I love the creativity, I don't honestly own one. And sititng right now in the heat of Kerala in the summer, the thought of a thick quilt is actually scary :)

    My entry for the #AtoZChallenge -
    Quality Matters: Emmy Awards Trivia

  9. OMG, this is so pretty. I have been saving some of my son's clothes so that I can make a memory quilt for him. But haven't even started yet. I need to get on it after this A to Z I think!
    Tina from
    The Sunny Side of Life
    Twinkling Tina Cooks

  10. Very handy stitch-work, there! Your post reminded me of a quilt my grandmother made for me. It's a great memory of her. :)

  11. Mary knits and crochets and knows a lot of women who do quilting, so I hear about it and see a few examples from time to time. Gorgeous stuff.

    John Holton
    Blogging from A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    The Sound of One Hand Typing

  12. How darling!! Such a clever idea. I have often thought about making a quilt but I am really intimidated by the process.

  13. Ollie saw you stopped by his page. Oddly, he did quilts today, too! I have never quilted either. I do, however, chocolate. Often

  14. I agree about chocolate. I never learned to quilt, either. I'll stick to knitting afghans.

  15. Wow! that is one amazing quilt, I am an amateur sewing person, but never have quilted yet.
    I enjoyed reading your post. :)
    Best Wishes!

  16. What a fun quilt and perfect for a chocolate you and ME, too! The quilt maker did an awesome job on the embroidery blocks and putting them together in the quilt was such a good idea and wonderful gift. I LOVED the story of finding a quilt inside the zippered comforter. Would love to know that story! Thanks for a super letter 'Q'.

    Sorry to be so Letter Late in reading and commenting. Work is crazy...long hours...exhausting and emotional with customers and co-workers distraught about what we will all do without a place to buy fabric and a job. I'll be back to catch up on Sunday.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal


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