{ Oh Scraps! }

Have you ever meet a person and immediately known 
that you've just met a new dear friend?

That's how it was with Renee.

Had to fix my 'caught' rick rack before my birthday delivery.

My uprooting had been difficult and I was in need of
good friends that would welcome me to the neighborhood.

Renee was one of those women.

I love a stripy binding!
She's a Provo gal like my Grandma Adamson.  
In fact, she lives at 591 East - my Grandma's address!  
When I realized that, it was a done deal.  
This friendship was meant to be.

I named Renee's quilt "Oh Scraps" because Renee
has shown grace and humor as she deals
with the horrible disease of rheumatoid arthritis.

The 'real' name of the quilt is "Oh Crap" - 
it's been that kind of a year or two health wise for Renee.
I didn't think that looked quite proper
on this beautiful quilt and so I added 
a couple of Ss to make it more lady-like.

Renee is that great blend of 'real' and 'optimism'.
She has been a sounding board for me
and a source of friendship and love.

The butterfly quilting reflects a tender symbol 
for her family with the loss of a sweet granddaughter 
to cancer and of course I needed hearts 
to reflect her deep and abiding love for her family, 
the restored gospel and me.

I love my birdie clips!

I hope that when she warms her sore joints under this quilt,
she will remember how much she is loved 
and how much I appreciate this Provo gal 
at 591 East making room in her heart 
for a newcomer to the neighborhood.

Quilt facts - Quilt layout- my design
Quilt front is made using Kona Snow
and fabrics by Bonnie and Camille.
The binding is cut on the bias.
Quilt block pattern is Buttoned Up


  1. Dearest Nancy. Thank you for blessing my mother's life with your sweet, loyal friendship. The beautiful, personal quilt is a reflection of your talents and love. This special blanket will provide comfort and always be treasured by my family.

  2. My sweet Nancy, I cannot begin to express how honored I feel to be the recipient of such kind words and such a unique, and thoughtful gift. Be assured that this lovely quilt soothes my aching joints and warms my heart with thought of you. I am a fortunate woman to have such a creative, loving, talented friend. You have certainly blessed me in a "Fancy Nancy" Way!