Friday, August 23, 2013

quilting along

Finished up remodeling my sons new shop.
Drywall hung, trim installed, everything painted, dusted and tidy.
Sounds pretty simple but took the two of us FOREVER.
Final inspections passed.
Equipment moved in, smiles on every face,
especially mine. 
 I get to quilt again.
This is what I've been working on
Working on finishing up a few commission quilts from last Christmas.
Yes, you read that right, last Christmas.
Life has not been simple this year, illness, injuries, work, deaths, remodeling, you name it,
 it's happened
Trying to get back into the swing of things.
Only had about an hour at night to work on it.
You may remember these memory quilts from Christmas.
I have 10 more memory quilts in line after these. 
Saturday I have a road trip...I have to deliver my HQ16 to it's new owner.
After that I think I can concentrate on quilting.
Warm & Natural batting, Glide thread (love this thread), panto in the center, can't recall the name right now, and custom in the borders.  I have one corner to finish and then to the next one.
Have a nice weekend.
Linking up with Sarah and
Amanda Jean at

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Son's quilt finished

I finished my son's quilt about a week ago.
I love how it finished and he did too.
He said it was too good to hang in his shop and he might take it to his apartment.
First let me show you, this is before filler
now after micro stippling
 See the difference?
My son has owned and operated a tattoo studio for the
past 21 years, a very classy place. His building was sold and he had to find and renovate
a new place.
 (Guess what I was doing last week on vacation, yep, drywall ,sanding, painting)
 I made this quilt for him to hang on a wall.  As I said before he loved it.
Didn't know his mama could make something like this.
Click on the pictures to see them larger.
Hard for me to get a picture of the whole quilt by myself.

I know a lot of pictures. I took so many pictures I couldn't decide
how many to show and which ones.

I was inspired by Lisa at
I didn't have a pattern, just looked at the one Lisa made.
Two layers of batting and Glide thread (love that thread).
I needed something modern for my son and I thought the quilting designs
looked like tribal tattoos.
If you have not figured it out yet, his shop is ICON Tattoo and Body Piercing
in Nashville, TN.  He and his guys put as much love and pride in their art as we do in ours.
I think the two arts are very similar, we both see our art lasting forever. 
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