Positivity QAL 2023 Finished Quilts

Hi Everyone! I am a bit late in posting this link up. We have been busy the past few days helping Julia move into her new apartment. She has been living with my son and his wife for a couple of months while she looked for a rental she liked, could afford and was close to her work. She found a great complex and is happily unpacking her things.

It was a family effort, helping her move her things and set up her apartment. Of course some of us worked harder than others!

Get to work you two!

Her complex has so many cool features. It has lovely courtyards with fire pits and pretty plants. Apartment dwellers need their outdoor space too and this gives them a nice place to sit outside, gather around a fire pit, read, whatever! Also, there is a roof top area that can be used for the same sort of thing. This area includes a gas grill and a small kitchen area so people can cook a meal and enjoy the view.

I love the view from the roof top!

Now, on to the business at hand. Do I have a finished quilt to show you? Umm, no not really.

My quilt top is still at the finished only phase. . I did get the backing pieced as well. You might remember I was whining about my dislike of pin basting my quilts.

Many comments were made singing the praises of spray basting. While I am still apprehensive about making a mess, I ordered a can and plan to give it a try. Crossing my fingers it is easier than I am imagining. I would love a better way to baste a quilt.

OK – here is the link up for you. Please link up a post about your finished Positivity Blooms or Positivity Grows quilt. As always, Preeti and I thank you for joining in and making a quilt for Mercy Hospital (or the organization of your choice). We will pick names for prizes after over Labor Day weekend. Good luck!!

If you have issues with completing the link up, let me know. I can easily post a picture of your finish right here!

Gorgeous finish, made by Erica.  @skynme

This pretty quilt was made by Erica, @skynme. Thank you so much!!!!

Many thanks to Danielle in California for this beauty. She has been a loyal donor of Mercyful Quilts and we are grateful!!

12 thoughts on “Positivity QAL 2023 Finished Quilts

  1. Wendy

    Looks like a great place for Julia, with amazing views! I hope she enjoys her new home. Your quilt top looks great, too! We’ll have to chat once you get your spray baste!

    1. Bernie Post author

      Wendy, I am so happy with the complex and the part of town Julia chose. Super fun to be in town. She is even next door to the library!! She chose well.
      I will set up a time to chat with you soon. Looking forward to it.

  2. Preeti Harris

    Love that picture of your son and DIL. You caught a perfect moment.
    The good news about the QAL participants is this – everyone will win a prize πŸ˜€
    I mailed two quilts to Patty yesterday.

    1. Bernie Post author

      I thought that picture of Ian and Shar was so cute. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for coordinating all of this Preeti. You are the best!

    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Carole. Julia is up in Everett. About 2 hours from us. So far she seems very happy there. I hope she continues to love the area and make a nice new set of friends. Take care. B.

  3. Kathleen McCormick

    What a great place for Julia! Looks like you had a great time moving her in. This was a busy summer and no specific quilt for Mercyful right now, but I have some in the pipeline that may work. Also, I decided to get training as a hospice volunteer…and that begins in September!

    1. Bernie Post author

      I am with you Kathleen. What a busy summer this has been! It seemed to just fly by.
      I am curious to hear more about your training. That sounds super interesting. Keep me posted, ok?

  4. Linda at Texas Quilt Gal

    So happy for Julia, looks like she is off to a great start in a beautiful place. Does she have a job she likes? Your son and wife are so attractive! I love your quilt, good luck having time to finish. πŸ˜‰

    1. Bernie Post author

      There is never enough time, is there? My son (lives in Brooklyn NY) is coming out Labor Day weekend for a five day visit! I am super excited for this. So I will have all my kids here for a long weekend and then he will stay a few extra days. This trumps sewing any day of the week. But the quilt will get there eventually. Hope all is well Linda!


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