Sunday, April 3, 2016

Don't get use to this

Gone for 3 months, then 2 post in 2 days....
don't get use to this.
I had a baby quilt request from a new mom to be.
She wanted Pooh but I couldn't find Pooh fabric
(that I liked) anywhere. 
So then she said the baby's father liked soccer,
so something with soccer.
Couldn't find that either.
Very short on time, shower was today.
I found a picture of Pooh, had it enlarged.
Kind of looked like Pooh was kicking up his leg
How about Pooh playing soccer?

I had some Pure by Sweetwater in my stash, came out years ago.
I was going to make Pooh in black but a quilting friend of
mine suggested blue for a baby boy.

I love the way it turned out and
so did the soon to be mama.

And of course I had to quilt his name.
All freehand quilting with SoFine thread
and 2 layers of 80/20 batting.

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.