Friday, July 11, 2014

My hero inspires me

To everything except finishing quilts apparently.

"Strawberry Patch", started over 2 years ago 

My hero, aka sister-in-law Kim, is an amazing person. When I first started dating her brother in '96, she was in her last year of nursing school. She went on to work close to 15 years in the medical ICU unit of our hospital, where she saw a huge variety of severe cases, many close to death.

 made in the Patchwork Wheel pattern by Don't call me Betsy
fabrics are Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree & Co.

But that's not why she inspires me, because I've never felt any urge or calling to work in the medical field.

Binding is a California Girl print, also by Fig Tree

She inspires me with her commitment to Jesus and the way she lives out her Christian faith. I'm sure being a nurse is a natural extension of that for her.

Backing is from the Butterscotch & Roses line, also by Fig Tree

If there's anyone I could be more like, it would be her.

That's a stick, only a stick, in the bottom of the photo...

I'm not sure my husband fully realizes how blessed he is to have the women in his life that he does. I count his sister, mother & daughter among the best women in the world.

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for her Finish it Friday.


  1. This is one nice post to the women in your life that make you realize how good you have it with them in there!!! Good finish - now, time to find the next one!!! :)

  2. This quilt is fantastic. I love how you quilted it!

  3. What a beautiful finish and great photos! I sure enjoyed reading your post. It is wonderful that you do appreciate the people God has blessed you with in your life. Such a fine tribute!

  4. Beautiful! Sounds like hubby has an amazing sister, mother, daughter and wife!!

  5. What a lovely post. Your quilt is beautiful. The final picture caption cracked me up!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous quilt for someone who sounds like a gorgeous lady! Anyone who works in the medical field, especially A&E or ICU gets my admiration!

  7. How wonderful that you enjoy your relationship with your in-laws so much. I couldn't agree more, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law are amazing women and I am so glad to have them in my life! :) Beautiful finish, by the way.