Saturday, April 26, 2014

Let's see what's been happening in the studio.
I finished one of the Fowler quilts (deceased boss).
One of his sons just wanted his quilted,
"nothing fancy" he said.
(I think he will be sorry when he see the others,
but that's my opinion)
I quilted it with a panto, Come Dance With Me.
It reminded me of Oak leaves and of course
that's what we kiln dry and ship out.
I just noticed I only took pictures while it was on the frame so,
I will wait and show the whole quilt when I get them all finished.
I need to piece 2 more of them.

This is a baby quilt I made for a co-worker's son.
I saw this online and pinterest, but right now
I can't think of who it was. 
 I added more butterflies and the baby's
Used Bunny Hill's Lily and Will. Or is it
Will and Lily? and a few from my stash because I didn't
have enough browns.
Yes, you read that correct.  Her name will be
Winter Rose Lee Cogdell.
And she will be called Winnie.
 I have started quilting the monkey quilt, should
finish it today.
Next post I will share my trip to Paducah
during Quilt Week.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Finally some quilting

Well, like the title finally some quilting.
I work for a small company, about 50
 employees. Out of 50 employees,
8 are expecting babies, well either expecting
or 1st time grandparents. 
Now at my real job I am an accountant,
so that is 16 percent. 
Not only that, but we will have little babies
from April til July.
This is the first of many baby quilts.
Quilt pattern is "Remember whooo loves you"
Fabric is Pure from Sweetwater several years ago.
I just had to add the baby's name.
I quilted it with a large stipple, so it would be soft.
Lite custom quilting on the owl and tree limb.
Cute, right?
The baby shower was today and the proud parents loved it.
Here's a peek at the next one.
Not quilted yet, but at least it's pieced.
I couldn't find a pattern I liked of a monkey, so I went to clip art and coloring pages on the net.
Found one I liked, had it enlarged, then he looked "lost".  So went back and found a
tree.  Same thing had it enlarged and it looked so much better. 
And of course, every baby quilt has to have the name on it. 
I plan to custom quilt the monkey and tree (lightly) and probably stipple the rest.
Piano key the border using the fabric as a guide.
Another cute one, if I say so myself,
but then all baby quilts are cute.
I have finished piecing 3 out of four of the Fowler memory quilts (my deceased boss).
I do not have pictures of all 3, but I do have this picture of one before it was finished.
I'll have to check on the name of the pattern but I do know it's by Primitive Gatherings.
Every one of them are different but all are made out of his shirts.
I must admit these have been hard to make.  I remember every shirt. 
 See that yellow shirt in the big star? 
 He loved that shirt and I didn't know until I cut into it
but it had a couple of tears on it and his wife would mend it so he could continue wearing it.
It was one of his favorites.
 I have to get back on Millie (longarm) and finish up all of these.
I'm not 100% yet, but life is good.
Thanks for sticking with me.