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Fundraiser Quilt and Good Omens

Quilting Sisters’ Charity Quilt

One of my Quilting Sisters (see posts Quilting Sisters, Part II and Quilting Sisters, Part I) is a breast cancer survivor and asked at this year’s annual Quilting Sister Retreat, if each of us would make two blocks for a fundraising charity quilt to raise money for breast cancer research.

The plan is to make different “star” blocks in blues and whites. This past weekend I worked on my blocks, made from the same block pattern from the Ladies’ Art Company Block Tool – Four X Star:


Here are the completed blocks, I used the same “white on white” background fabric and different blues for the blocks:


The blocks are “nothing to write home about” but I needed to get them done (because I had procrastinated working on the blocks) in time for the quilt to get assembled by my Quilting Sister who is pulling all together and having it quilted for the charity fundraising event.

I like the blocks better turned on point and I do not how the quilt will be set. I will try and remember to share a photo of the completed quilt in the future.

Good Omens

I just finished an exceptionally funny and irreverent audiobook – Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

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The book is about heaven and hell screwing up the Apocalypse. It has two absolutely endearing characters, who are actually best friends, a bumbling angel Aziraphale and a demon Crowley (who actually secretly quite fond of humanity) who try to sabotage the Apocalypse.

The book is brilliantly narrated by Martin Jarvis who does an exceptional job with all the voices of the characters.

Filled with delightful bits and parodies of modern culture (well as modern as 1990 when it was published), I laughed so hard while trying to go on my daily walks that one time I actually stumbled! The authors obviously dislike telephone salespeople, tax accountants, and the fast food industry!

In addition it the awesome British humor and endless silly bits (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are actually “Hell’s Angels” bikers!), some of them with “Monty Pythonesque” humor, the book has some wonderful insight on humanity’s foibles and how we should try and be better to each other. It also is filled with heart warming sweetness of how much goodness there actually is in the world.

There are many wonderful quotes in the book. Here is one I found on



The kale in my garden is ready to use!

Hello Kale, I would like to invite you into my belly

Even though summer has started, I made my one of my favorite stews for supper: Bean and Chicken Sausage Stew .

Used fresh tomatoes instead of canned

With some crusty bread, we had a very tasty supper last night! Check out my repost from  November 2016, A Girl’s Gotta Eat (repost), if you would like links to some of other favorite recipes.

All the topics on this post seem rather random, so I will continue to be random, and share the cover of a blank journal my friend Susan recently gave me as a gift. It makes me smile:


23 thoughts on “Fundraiser Quilt and Good Omens”

  1. Mmm kale!

    I can’t wait to see the charity quilt all worked up. I recently asked for a 9 patch square on my Facebook in brights. I hope to make a disappearing 9 patch for charity. I can hardly wait to see how it all turns out.

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  2. Lovely block, book, and kale! I have always wanted to sit down to either a Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett book. My partner loves both authors, but I haven’t yet had the chance to read them myself (he is also a big fan of Ray Bradbury). Thanks for the reminder of the one they wrote together. It sounds hilarious! 🙂 Also, I love kale! Have you tried baking them in the oven with a bit of olive oil and salt? Homemade and very crispy kale chips!

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  3. Well Tierney you have inspired me to get my blocks done. I too have procrastinated, I had such a busy last 3-4 weeks. I like your blocks!!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Peggy! I actually pulled out my Farm Girl Vintage blocks last night and I am going to start back on that project (my fantasy to make all of them in the book – ha!) 🙂

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  4. Your blue and white blocks are very nice. I am loving the white tone on tone fabric and the cause is very dear to my heart. Your kale looks like ours did until an army of slugs decided to invade the pot and eat all but the stems! That soup looks good…would have been a nice meal for us if marauding slugs hadn’t beat us to the kale patch! Question for the ages…can slugs really maraud? I think it’s time for me to call it a night!

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  5. Marauding Slugs! I think you got a great science fiction movie or comic book idea! Sorry your kale fell victim. Thanks for the laugh, you are so awesome 🙂


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