Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kat Quilt - Block 4

Last Saturday was my birthday, I turned 37.  Two years ago I would have told you that I had turned 29 (again) but I have realized lately that I'm much better now than I ever was at 29.  I'm stronger, happier and so much healthier.  I've faced challenges in the past few years that I wouldn't wish on anyone, but I've been able to overcome them all and to come out on the other side with a renewed sense of purpose, perspective, faith and strength.

This year on my birthday, I woke up early and took my two daughters to a 5k walk/run called "Every Boob Counts," which raised money to support the Susan G Komen breast cancer research organization.  We were joined by some wonderful friends and celebrated after the race with a brunch at my house.  It was the most wonderful birthday I can remember.

Pre-race at 6am with my beautiful girls -- Jessica (age 6) and Rachel (age 9)

After the race with Rachel and two of my dearest friends, Petrina and Laura.
Do you notice the quilt block hanging from the knob of my china cabinet?

Every participant received a medal like this one.

I want this quilt to reflect where I am in my life right now, so I'm adding a block to remind me of this fabulous day and love I felt from so many of my favorite people.  I decided to be very literal about it and add in a "37."  

I wanted to use the polka dot fabric in the top of the next picture, since it reminded me of the race logo, but I didn't have enough left.  As I was going through my stash, I found this pink camouflage fabric that seemed perfect.  Camouflage always reminds me of strength and "toughness" and the fact that it's pink reminds me that girls can be kick-a** strong, too! 

All my other blocks so far have piecing underneath, but this print was such a perfect match for the "37" that I used it exactly the way it was.

Here is a photo of the quilt pattern that inspired me, called Circles at Midnight (click for link to the pattern).  These crescent shapes are all done in batik and are appliqued on.  I loved how it mimics light shining through the darkness, so I used this basic idea and put my own twist on it.

Here are the other blocks: Block 1 --- Block 2 --- Block 3 

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

 Thanks for stopping by! 
~ Kat ~


  1. Another lovely block,love the bright pink with black.xx

  2. I think you are definitely on a mission now! How many blocks do you plan to do? What other ideas are in your head?

  3. Out of all your blocks so far, I like "37" the very best. maybe the colour, maybe the significance of colour and numbers,You are sooo far ahead of me, maybe I should get the fabrics selected, that would be a start!!! Greetings from Jean


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