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Back in 2004, I secretly made Miss K a signature quilt for her high school graduation.  So long ago that none of the graduation photos are on the computer.  LOL!!  I had everything kept in a dark plastic container, on a far away shelf in my sewing room, and would only get it out when she was gone.  The work times were short and hurried.  In the box this summer… a lunch sack that I used for all the fabric scraps for fear she would see the scraps in the trash and ask what I was making.  Ha!

I collected signatures from family and friends and transferred the signatures to the fabric with a fabric pen (pigma pen) and heat set them with the iron.  Then I assembled the quilt top.  The top was finished for her party but papers were out for others to sign and I added those names this summer.   I quilted this in August but kept it a secret until we could visit with K and I could show it to her.


The pattern is called, The House That Jack Built, and I got it from my LQS back in 2003.  I don’t know if it is still available.  It was shown on the pattern and done at the quilt shop in dark, masculine colors but I switched it up a lot by using pastel batiks.

I had in my mind 10 years ago that I’d quilt it once I got better at quilting.  I had NO idea that a long-arm machine would be in my future back then.  Meanwhile, I kept doing other projects.  But since this year is strong on me finishing my UFOs, this is one I have finished.

It is all custom quilted; ditch work, rulers, and freehand / hand-guided quilting in the blocks, borders, and setting triangles.

Lots of photos.  I’ll just let you browse.  I will reply to any questions you post in the comment section.







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JP’s Graduation

Life really needed to slow down to get me back to blogging.  Now to catch you up on the rest of May….

JP had finished his classes at the community college the week of May 10 and his classes at home were done that week as well.  🙂  

family for JP

His party was on May 24 and we were so thrilled with all that could attend.  He actually had a good time!

ronk grands & 4

party table

The K cousins arranged my table in the kitchen for food.  

table 2


We had ham & roast beef sandwiches, Mrs. Mike’s chips, marinated veggie salad, and dutch apple & peach berry pies.   The counter had water pitchers and orange sherbet punch.  

pie cutting

One counter was full of the 13 pies I had made.  My mom & I baked them on Saturday.  I was embarrassed/disappointed the peach berry pies were runny but no one seemed to mind.   


I love this picture!  It emcompasses our wonderful afternoon sharing with so many near & dear to our hearts.  It was so fun to see special friends.  

JP was honored to have several of our family come from Indiana & Ohio for his party.  

K cousinsThe K Cousins

David and AaronDavid & A sample the apple pie. 

N, Gma, OMy sister with her granddaughter and my mom.

Jake's napThis little J snuck in a nap midst the party… right on the living room floor!  🙂

GGma Ronk & AGreat-grandma & A playing with the truck.  

diploma table


J & JP

My grad with me.  🙂



Congratulations JP!  


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