In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Quilt Update and Website (and a distant birthday)

JD took little Elijah to town with him to run errands while Alei attends Aunt Deb's girl small group. It has actually given me the time to finish piecing the quilt together that I'm making for Elijah's new "big boy" bed. My child #9 is the first child that I actually bought a toddler bed for, because he is going to continue sleeping in our bedroom for a while longer due to bedroom logistics. We have plenty of bedrooms, but none near our room (and who am I fooling anyway, he generally sleeps with us the latter part of the night.)

So, here's the quilt all quilted and pieced. I need to bind it, then trim and clip the in-between-the-square-seams so that they will get all soft and fluffy when I wash it.

Here's the website if anyone is interested in making the easiest quilt I've come across.


You shouldn't have to see the quilt again until it's finished on the bed.

A more important thing to note is that my oldest son turned 19 yesterday and spent his first birthday away from home! Thanks to the wonderful people in Durango, he had a wonderful birthday in spite of not being with his family. He does fly home next Friday for his Christmas break, so we are all looking forward to seeing him for the first time in four months. Whenever the kids ask Elijah what he wants for Christmas, he says, "Brother to come home." It will be fun to see Elijah's excitement when he walks off the plane. We are all heading into D.C. for the big event!


  1. That looks awesome! I love how you quilted it. You can blog more about quilting. I don't mind. :o)

  2. I love your quilting on here. I never would have thought to use log cabin blocks as quilting. I bet you can quilt anything like that. Way to make a simple quilt extraordinary. Did you quilt by machine? More about the quilt please. :o)