Monday, March 15, 2021

Monday's child

Monday's child is fair of face... 

Hm, maybe "happy" more than "fair." How about this face from the back?

That might be a face that only an orthodontist could love. At least it's fair to say that Monday's child will have a happy quilt, though:

Tuesday's child is full of grace... 

She's posing on the back of her pink and aqua quilt!

Wednesday's child is full of...whoa!

She'll be riding this cute horse made by Carol:

And whoa! Is this the other end of that horse, or just an abstract design?

Thursday's child has far to go...

It's a good thing she'll have all these vehicles!

A few boats couldn't hurt, either, IMHO.

Friday's child is loving and giving... 

How could she not be, with this block surrounded by love, and filled with her favorite things?

Also? Sleepy giraffe!

Saturday's child works for her living... 

Maybe she works on a farm.

Maybe she wrangles horses with Wednesday's child.

Maybe she wrangles kittens instead. What a great job that would be!

And a child that's born on the Sabbath day, is fair and wise and good and gay.

That kind of sounds like Superman to me!

I hope you've enjoyed this poetic presentation of seven little quilts. They are mostly made from lotto blocks that were sewn by members of the Sunshine Online Guild or donated to me. Do you recognize any of your blocks? 

Each finishes at 42"x42" and will be donated to Little Lambs as part of the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge. Do you have a favorite?

And because I document all the backs of my pieces, here they are:

Monday's back

Tuesday's back

Wednesday's back

Thursday's back

Friday's back

Saturday's back

Sunday's back

Have a great week!


  1. Wonderful quilts! Sure to be loved by the children who receive them. You really put a lot of thought into colors, themes, and layouts for these. Well done! PS, I do recognize a few of my blocks. Glad you could use them!

  2. A fabulous show !!!! I see some of my blocks, too ! Kathleen

  3. very creative presentation! The story and mood you crafted was suspenseful and happy. I saw a couple of my blocks.

  4. Great blog post...i think I saw several of my blocks. Lovely to see them happily settled in finished quilts.

  5. Oh, Louise!! These are fabulous contributions to Little Lambs!!! (I used a tiny bit of that fairy fabric during last year's pink month for the RSC. SEW sweet!)

  6. That was so clever how you used those blocks to make quilts and tell a story!

  7. What a fun post! Being a Friday's child, I do favor that Friday quilt, but really I like them all. You've been busy! I was thinking about you while I pondered a stack of orphan blocks yesterday, wondering if I should send them to you.

  8. Wow, what a busy little beaver you hav been. You put me to shame. But, then, again, living on a boat doesn't leave you a lot of options for occupying your time.

  9. I always enjoy your quilt presentations, but this one was really fun. Lots of magical things going on with these quilts. I love the way you mix blocks that seem to have nothing in common into delightful quilts.

  10. You are so creative. Thanks for the presentation of your quilts. You used several of my lotto blocks. It is always nice to see them in a completed quilt.

  11. What a fun & sweet presentation of the weekly quilts. I'm a Friday's child & love what you did with "my" day! I love them all & you will have 7 very, very happy children loving these quilts. Your creative juices never cease to amaze me. You rock!!!

  12. You're a creative writer and quilter all at the same time, Louise! Those are such great quilts. I am finishing up one for Little Lambs, too!

  13. Such a wonderful way to pull a diverse group of blocks together. Love how you presented it on your blog too.

  14. You have a way with words and a way with quilts, great work Louise.

  15. Awww, I love them all!! Such a cute presentation of 7 wonderful quilts, Louise!!!

  16. Nope, can’t go there. Picking a favorite quilt would be like picking a favorite child. I do know my favorite back though: Sunday, followed by Thursday. Who knows why. So did the clever poem idea come to mind as you were sorting through blocks, or after making the quilts, or somewhere in between? Such fun!

  17. Love all your days!
    (As a Saturday's child, I always wondered why I couldn't have been born earlier in the week. "Has far to go" sounded more interesting (travel!) than "works hard for a living." (which is how the rhyme was taught to me) And "full of grace" sure would have saved a lot of bruises over the years...)

  18. Great little quilts and method of presenting them. You are very patient piecing your backings. Some inspiration there for orphan blocks too, thanks.

  19. What a fun read for show and tell this week and gorgeous quilts front and back....

  20. Those quilts are so delightful! And what a great theme to use in presenting them! You are the queen of novelty blocks and kids’ quilts and I bow in your presence!

  21. What wonderful stories to go with these sweet quilts. You are very talented in many ways.

  22. Such a wonderful way to present your latest quilts Ann, I love it!!
    This collection will make a lot of children very happy and give comfort.

  23. I’ve been catching up on blog post reading! Such a fun bunch of quilts! I love your ingenuity! Well done!

  24. What a cute batch of quilts heading to Hands 2 Help. Lots of good ideas for putting together orphans. Thanks.

  25. Fun, fabulous quilts for Little Lambs. Thanks for the show

  26. These are so beautiful, Louise!! And I love the way you presented them!


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