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Friday, January 16, 2015

Coming along

Working on a special quilt
and guess what...
it's not a memory quilt.
 
 
 
Need to finish this one this weekend.
 
More pictures when it is finished.
 


Thursday, January 1, 2015

And a Happy New Year to you!

I want to share my last quilt
for 2014.
I tried to finish for Christmas, but
I was a couple of days late.
I came down with a nasty bug on Christmas,
flu I think, (even though I had a flu shot).
Even though I love sharing things,
 I didn't think I  should share the flu, so the quilt
has not been delivered yet.
Being in the accounting field, year end is...well you can image.
Monday was the day I scheduled inventory,
outside, 32 degrees and still sick, but I made it.
 
Anyway, I'm sure you did come here to listen to me whine.
 
So here it is....
 
 
A little history...
This is a memory quilt I made for my aunt.
The stars are made from her late husband's
shirts.
There are six circles of stars, one for each of her children,
and 8 stars in each circle, one for each member of her family.
I quilted 18 friendship stars for each of her grandchildren.
There are 15 pinwheels for her great grandchildren.
 
 
The pattern is Round and Round by Thimble Blossoms.
68X72.
I left the center circle off and quilted his name.
(just in case you noticed, I did fix the corner of that pinwheel)
 
 
I quilt everything freehand, including the names.
2 layers 80/20 batting.
Glide thread, linen, it's not a white white, but not beige.
Love it on a white background.
 
 
I like to try something new on every quilt, this time it was
feather circles.
 
Nice little feathered border.
 
 
 
I couldn't get a picture of the whole quilt,
this is as good as I could get.
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by,
back to work tomorrow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

and the chase is on

3 days left and trying to finish this one.
 
 
I will give all the detail when I finish this one, but for now just some peeks.
I made this quilt for my aunt whose husband passed away.
I am trying to get it finished for two reasons,
 first to give it to her for Christmas.
Second because I have another quilt that has to be finished by
mid January.
 
Detail work almost finished, then background fill.
 
With work, shopping and helping my older son with
wallpapering and painting a new shop and just life in general
working every minute I can to finish.
Sometimes that means 5 minutes at a time.
 
Will let you know who it goes.
 


Sunday, December 7, 2014

One down, one to go

I have a finish!!!
Well, except trimming
and binding, but I'm calling it a finish.
 
 
I hope you like pictures,
 
 
because I have lots of them to show.
 
Will have to get a better picture of his name.
A little background...
The stars are made from the shirts of
my boss who passed away last year.
I am making memory quilts for
his wife (Dresden Plate showed in previous post)
and three children.
This quilt pattern is Rockstar from Primitive Gatherings.
I left off one of the stars in the border, that way each member of the family had a star and I had a place to
quilt his name.
 
 
I quilted his wife's, children and grandchildren's name
around the quilt.
 
 
SoFine thread, 405 I think.
2 layers batting, wool on top and cotton on the bottom.
 
Looks good on Stevie's bed.
I am so happy with the way it finished.
 
 
 
Too big to show the whole quilt at time.
 

 
 
A heart in three of the corners for each of his children.
 


 
and the back
 
Still have threads to trim also.
I have another quilt I'm going to try and finish before Christmas.
Will have to see how that goes.
 It's also a memory quilt
for a family member who has received some bad
news and I think it would make her feel better
to have her husband memory quilt to comfort her.
 


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
 
Today is a day that most people give thanks.
I am most thankful for my wonderful family,
their unconditional love and support.
I would not be me without them.
 
I want to thank God for my 2 wonderful sons,
especially my special needs son. 
He has opened my eyes and I see the true meaning of love. 
 
Thankful for all of my friends, quilting, blogging
and all of those that put up with my quilting, not knowing what the heck I'm talking about, but smile and act like they are understanding.
  
Thankful that, even though my husband isn't getting better,
 at least his health is stable. 
Hopeful that I will have many more years with him.
 
Thankful for my job and home and all that
 I have been blessed with.
 
May you have a wonderful day!
 
 
(Those lines are straight.)
 
Working on background fill.
Trying to finish up this one because I have a
special quilt I want to finish for Christmas.
Yes, I know less than 30 days,
 but my sister says I work better under pressure.
Happy turkey day!!!
 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Another Charlie memory quilt

Started the third memory quilt for
Charlie's family.
 
 
Okay, now this one is my favorite.
 
 
 
I will go back and quilt all of the background filler
at one time
and remove all of the marking.
 
 
What do you get when you buy a
cheap camera?
A cheap camera that doesn't take very good pictures.
Stay warm and have a good weekend.
 


Sunday, November 2, 2014

The BIG one finished

This one has been on the frame so long
I thought maybe it had grown
attached to my frame.
 
It is so big, 105X105, that I could not find
anywhere to take a picture of the whole quilt.
 
 
 
This was as close as I could get, hanging it
on my railing, but still can't see 2 row.
 
 
Even too large for my queen size bed.
 
 
 
This quilt is made in memory of my boss,
Charlie,  Large Charles as some called him.
He was a large man and his heart was as just as large.
He played college football and several years for the Miami
Dolphins.  He was funny, miss his stories, miss his laugh.
Every time I had a problem with this quilt, I would laugh and say
"Charlie that not funny, stop now and let me finish
 this for Anne P".  At first, this quilt and the quilts for his
children was very hard to work on.  I cried and cried the first couple of shirts I cut up.
 
 
 The blades and corner stones are made from his shirts.
 
 
I used So Fine thread, two layers of batting,  cotton on the bottom and wool on top.
I wish I could have taken better picture because
 it is a beautiful quilt if I say so myself.
A quilt for one of his sons goes on the frame next.
 
Thanks for visiting, have a good week.