Sunday, January 8, 2017
1/8/17 New quilts for 2017
My first post was a success so I'm back!! Did you miss me? Lol
Since the holidays I've been working hard. I have an incentive to work hard...new machine you ask, nope, I wish. Vacation? Nope...try root canal and crown. Did you know you now have to see a specialist to have a root canal!!! What happened to your regular dentist doing it? Sigh. This means TWO bills instead of one. So I'm now working hard to pay for a crown. And then I'm declaring I'll be Queen Shirley!🤴
So what have I been working on, thank you for asking!
This is Ruth Ann's. She is a quilt judge from Illinois. I've been working with her for 3 or 4 years now. I remember doing a couple for her and then my friend said "oh, you did know she is a quilt judge" 😲 say WHAT? I guess she is happy because I've done many for her. This is her most recent
She sent me pictures of how she wanted it quilted. I think I nailed it! I sent her a few photos and she said she loves it! I used my go to batting, Hobbs Heirloom and my go to Glide thread. How I love Glide! Altogether I think I have about 16-18 hours. Seemed like it would go on forever but dang it was worth it!
Then a mini break over New Years and I worked on a couple of my own...I know the quilter needs a quilter
On to a friend from Alaska! Now if you go way WAY aback on this blog you'll find where Wanda and I met! She saw my blog, contacted me. I did a couple for her and returned them before her LQS had her others, that they had had for months, finished and returned. Lol dang I was good back then!
We decided on a feather panto! Of course Heirloom and Glide combo. Thread is a creamy purple. Does that make sense? Can purple be creamy? Well it works here! I have one more to do this week for Wanda and then I'll send them home.
And just when you think I was done! While waiting for Wanda to reply I loaded Roxanne's and worked on that one yesterday. Youv probably heard of Bonnie Hunter. duh, who hasn't!! Well is her Wild and Goosy pattern. Roxanne is a far better person than me!! These flying geese patterns finish to about 1x1.5". No clue how many she has in this one...should I count them? Naaa! I'll quilt it but I'll never make it!
Yes Heirloom and Glide. But she decided on her stand by gold thread. Mind you not dark gold, nor light gold...but a rich medium gold. I think it's a GOLDielocks and 3 bears thing...lol Roxanne requested something curvy. This panto called Adaigo filled the bill. It's curvy, looks like feathers. Looks like curling waves of gold! It's beautiful!
Ok, I'm done! Will load another one tomorrow. Should have done it today but I was busy uploading pictures to google pictures...in a way I do miss the old photos! But what would I need them for in years to come! I look at old photos and think..now who made that one???? Thanks for joining in...have a great night!