Monday, October 8, 2012

Need some ideas!! Can you help me?

Thanks so much to all of you who sent love, support and prayers after reading my last post about the tragic loss of my teammate, Shelly.  It has been a very difficult time for me, our team and most especially, her family.  Your kind words (in comments, emails, etc) have been a huge source of comfort.

As horrible as this has been, however, I have seen so many positive things creeping out from the darkness.  People, events, "coincidences".... so many things that have reminded me over and over again that when life leads you down the darkest of paths, God always sends angels with flashlights.

Here's where I need your help...

I have been sewing / quilting for 9 years.  I've always said that someday I will make myself a "Kat quilt."  Something just for me.  So far, it still hasn't happened.  But now it's going to.

I'd love for this quilt to remind me of "angels with flashlights."  It probably won't have angels *or* flashlights on it... but I'd like it to have colors or a pattern which somehow represents light shining through darkness.  It might be colors which graduate from dark to light... or have spots of light coming from blocks of dark.  I'd like it to be more about the light than the dark, to represent that the light will always overcome the darkness.

Do you know of any patterns, quilts, books, inspirations, anythings... which might represent this? I don't care if it's a pattern (free or for purchase), a tutorial, or just a picture of a finished block or quilt... I'm just looking for ideas.  Any suggestions, links, etc that you could provide are very much appreciated.  I think emerging myself in this quilt will help me heal and will serve as a lasting reminder that even in the worst of times, the angels with flashlights are always standing close.

Thanks in advance for your ideas!

~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kat ~ 


  1. I'm checking all my patterns and will send suggestions if I find something. Good for you...finally making a quilt for yourself. XOXO

  2. Hi, I have the pattern "Circles at Midnight" you can see a photo of this on the website of " The Cloth Shop",scroll down their patterns, and I am very happy to post you or email a copy of the pattern. It uses batiks in different shades, 16 fat eights in total, then 3.2 metres of background,3.2 for backing, and is like crescent moons of different sizes together, with black or navy between the segments. I can email you a photo if you would like it, please contact me .And yes, sometimes we quilters need to do a project just for ourselves, be it a quilt,bag, wallhanghing, or just having fabric squares laid out to look at, pick up, and dream over. Greetings from Jean

  3. Glad the angels were there for you Kat. How about new york beauties? Seems like they would be able to be arranged in colors accordingly and have that circle like spread wings.

  4. You know a really good start is Pinterest (but it's addictive, so be warned.) My quilt ideas board is at: for a starter. What about paper pieced stars?The ribbon star would be a good one - you could change the position of lights and darks to change the look too - Or the cosmic burst - along? (I didn't make that up, honestly) There are also some really good books on planning your own paper pieced blocks from drawings, so you could draw what you want and convert it to a paper pieced design. I've got one somewhere, I'll try and dig it out and let you know what it is called.

  5. Hey my friend....I am not very good at coming up with "original" projects just kind of I didn't think I would be of much help to you with this request.....But, I get the Favequilts newsletter and this morning there was a PP block named "starry night" that you might like at


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