Saturday, January 5, 2013

Quilt by Association (Patagonia, AZ)

The new year is starting off well.  I finished another quilting murder mystery and a quilt.
Quilt by Association - Arlene Sachitano
Quilt by Association (A Harriet Truman/Loose Threads Mystery)
I always enjoy a good mystery with quilters and I wasn't disappointed.  This time the theme of the story is on charity quilts for animal shelters and adoptive children.  The Loose Thread quilters are busy making quilts for the Humane Society's charity with one special quilt being picked for a raffle while others will be sold or used as dog blankets.  Their first mystery is how the competing quilters are coming up with the same designs...hmmm...
White Breasted Nuthatch
The second mystery shows up as a young African woman saying she has brought her dead sister's baby to the baby's daddy.....and the baby's daddy happens to be Harriet's boyfriend.  The mysteries just keep piling up.  So, begins the sewing and solving of another quilting mystery.
The third mystery comes with an adopted child and her quilt.  Wow, had me a little breathless at times trying to keep up with everyone and all the clues!  Despite all the mysteries and clues, Arlene doesn't lose the reader along the way.  She actually surprised me at with the "who-dun-it" ending.
I love reading Harriet Truman's mysteries, but one thing bugs me.  The quilters in this series are either the most amazingly patient characters or addicted to tea because whenever someone announces they have just found a major clue that, one of them always says "hold that thought until we have made some tea".  Really?!  If it was me, I would have them by the collar saying "the heck with tea, spill the beans!" then we can have tea. :0)

On The Cutting Board
And here's my finished Bear Hugs quilt ready to be added to the Project Linus pile.  Okay, I only have two for PL, but I hope to add one more to the pile before we leave here.
Bear Hugs
Happy Quilting!


  1. Sandy, I love the Bear Hug you have put on this quilt. Some sweet child will become very attached to it.

    How do you listen to mysteries, try and solve the mysteries and quilt at the same time. You are really a talented
    multi-tasker. :)


    1. Hi Linda, All I can hope for is that this quilt gives plenty of comfort to a child in need.

      I like to listen to them while I am stitching. Not much mind work needed while quilting and the mysteries keep my mind occupied.

  2. Great job on the quilt! You have the patience of a quilter:) I do envy that skill.

    1. Thanks Rachel! You have a wonderful talent of your own that I envy too.

  3. Thanks, I added that book to my list.
    The Bear hug quilt turned out just great. Willyou change the colors on the second one?

  4. Hi!
    Glad you liked my story! I get a lot of grief about the tea! My friends and I drink a lot of tea - maybe we drink it first because we live in such a cold wet climate:) Or maybe it's because we're never dealing with life or death!

    1. Hello Arlene, I love all your stories and I have learned a few quilting tricks from you as well.
      Thanks for clearing up the tea drinking mystery. Promise to leave the characters just the way they are - tea first then the brainstorming. LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. The picture of the bird looking at you upside down is cute!

  6. Hello!! Sounds like a great book. Im reading one now too that seems pretty good.

    I've been busy organizing my quilting projects to get ready to start working on them. I hope to start this week really getting into it!


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