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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Let's Catch Up, It's been awhile

I made 5 quilt tops and quilted 10 quilts between
Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Got up early and
 stayed up late to quilt them.
  January came and I was burned out.
I had two quilts to finish up that I did not get
finished by Christmas and it was a task.
To beat everything, I took very few pictures.
 

All of the Christmas quilts were memory quilts.
 

 
I did work on a quilt for myself and I worked on small projects in January.
 
This is one of them
 
 
I had the nine patch blocks left over from my Winter Blessing quilt.
Winter Blessings was a BOM by Primitive Gathering.  It was
offered several years ago and I am just now finishing mine.
Sorry no pictures yet.
 
Well back to this wall hanging, the nine patches measure 3 inches.
 
 
 I just played around with the quilt.  Trying to get my quilting mojo back.
 
 
 Then my machine broke.  Operator error.  Had to order parts and
now I know more about timing a machine then I really wanted to know.
I have to say the people at APQS are the best.  Dawn, at APQS,
 worked with me over the phone, figured out the problem
and sent my parts out, I had them the next day.
 
We are back up and running.
 
I quilted a memory quilt for a friend.
I believe this was on the frame when I broke my machine.
 
 
The stars are made from her cousin's husband's shirt.
Love her dark background.  The pattern is Round and Round by
ThimbleBlossoms.  I made my uncle's quilt from the same pattern last year.
Has a lot of pieces but makes a very pretty quilt.
 
 
More on this quilt later.
 
That's not a whole lot for 3 months.
I have been working on some applique projects but nothing to show yet.
I take the applique with me to my son's tennis practice, so I
don't get a whole lot finished in an hour and a half but at least I'm not just sitting there.
 
Several things are in the works, so maybe I won't be away so long.
 
 
 


5 comments:

  1. Nice to see you back, Diane, especially with such pretty eye candy! I really want to give the word quilting a try - yours is just lovely!

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  2. good to see you back, you have been busy whilst absent quilting is lovely

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  3. Lovely to see you back. Glad you got your machine fixed. Gorgeous quilting.

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  4. Glad you are back...things are looking wonderful!

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  5. The quilts are stunning! Always frustrating when things break down...glad to hear you were able to get your machine fixed and up and running! Looking forward to even more gorgeous quilting!

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