Happy Mother’s Day & ongoing projects

I hope you’re enjoying a Happy Mother’s Day, whether you’re a mother, daughter, sister or fur-mom! I was treated to a big breakfast made by three of my kids and husband. So fortunate to have them all here, but missing the gang in Texas. Here’s a snapshot of almost everyone (Kelly, our oldest daughter and mother of our grandkids is not pictured, nor is Mr. Crafty Quilter).

I’ve been busy with spring cleaning and cooking in preparation for our two daughter’s two-week visit (starting yesterday). We are still sheltering in place and really looking forward to the time when we can all hug extended family and friends. I ran into a lovely, albeit bittersweet, video last week called The Great Realisation. It’s a 4-minute bedtime story describing how it took a pandemic to get humanity to create a better world and how hindsight is 2020. Truly worth the watch.

I finished another round of Timeless Tradition quilt blocks for our block of the month at The Granary Quilt Shop. I’m always so happy when these are finished!

Timeless Tradition Quilt Blocks made by Julie Cefalu
Timeless Tradition Quilt Blocks made by Julie Cefalu

Here’s four of the 12″ blocks that I’ve finished so far followed by the 6″ quilt blocks:

Timeless Tradition Quilt Blocks made by Julie Cefalu
Timeless Tradition Quilt Blocks made by Julie Cefalu

I have another row completed for the Safe At Home Modern Row by Row Quilt. I’m just two rows behind now! These are going to be so pretty all together.

Safe at Home Quilt Blocks made by Julie Cefalu
Safe at Home Quilt Blocks made by Julie Cefalu

I’ll leave you with a design image of my next project, the Basket of Blossoms wall hanging. The flowers are a variation of my free Blossom Quilt Block tutorial, and now I’m creating a larger pattern that I will have available in my Etsy shop.

Basket of Blossoms Wall Hanging coming soon from The Crafty Quilter

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! I wish you day full of peace, joy and creativity!

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  1. Lindos los bloques, descubrí tu blog y me encanta ver los bloques que confeccionas,
    te visitare continuamente, también hago bloques cuando hay retos .

    He disfrutado con las fotos,de la familia. ternura ver a tu mami…

    Yo tengo 6 hijos y 13 nietos….hermosa mi familia.

    Soy de Ecuador Sud America.

    mi blog…..http://atelier-de-yayi.blogspot.com/. espero me visites.

    espero tu visita.


  2. You have such a lovely family! My, how it’s grown! Boy, your creative juices are just flowing. And, as always, your fabric choices are just perfect.

  3. Happy Mom’s Day to you Julie. How fun to have so many of your family with you for two weeks. Ooh!! the mischief that you can all get into. I, too, hope that this pandemic will somehow make people more compassionate, more forgiving, more thoughtful of one another. Hopefully, we can all take a few steps backward, slow down and appreciate what we have. Enjoy your family time ❤️.

  4. Julie,
    Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy the visit with your family, that is always the best gift! So enjoy seeing all of your work, beautifu quilt blocks…

  5. Happy Mother’s Day Julie! Your blocks are always beautiful. And thank you for sharing a little of your gorgeous and precious family with us!
    -Jean ❤

  6. Happy Mother’s Day Julie. Thank you for sharing your lovely family with us and the lovely quilt blocks you are making. The Great Realisation was eye opening and so true. God always has a plan for our goodness. We are all part of the circle of life in this beautiful world we live in. Keep quilting!

  7. Loved the Great Realisation. If only….We can but hope, and I believe it has started by so many realizing that so many “essential” workers deserve a living wage and benefits, and that even the smallest jobs are often the most essential.

  8. Cute grandson. I became a Grandma again this past Wed. – a darling boy, Thomas. He is our 6th. They are all under 6! Happy Mothers Day!

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