Monday, July 28, 2014

One for Mom (and me)

We are nearing the 1 year mark of the passing of my Dad. While I know rationally that no one makes it out of here alive, and that Dad so dearly deserves this rest, this past 11 months has been so hard.
During this, natural occurances have taken on new meaning, as we look for comfort & assurance. Butterflies, with their annual transformation, have special meaning. This project has been in me for a while, but it needed to gestate, before I could do it. 
2 weeks ago, the time was right. So I made this small whole cloth quilt for Mom. It was the right time for me, very therapeutic. The FMQ just flowed.
 
I used 1 layer of cotton batting topped with a layer of high-loft polyester. Glide thread on top, with Bottom-line on the back and as filler to recede.
 
I love the puff, and the Bottom-line thread is my new favorite thread. Not breaks, no issues of any kind.

Mom loves it.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lazy Sunday 3

Third quilt with May Chappell's Lazy Sunday pattern. Added borders with flange. Will be a wedding gift:
I love the soft mix of colors with chocolate and teal!
FMQ on my Tiara.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Easing back into the blog

Life has been happening.
Traveling a lot with new position (yay)!
Lots of work with new position (loving the challenge)!
Son completed graduate degree (yay)!
Moved back home.
Son found job in career field (whoopee)!
Helped son find apartment in new city 2 hours away.
Gifted son with this quilt in recognition of his accomplishment:
Pattern: Metro Hoops made with Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful.
Curve and diamond fabrics are Little Black Dress 1. My son loves green, so I found this mottled fabric and love the classic look with the LBD fabrics.
FMQ on my glorious Tiara.
For the record:
I love the Quick Curve Ruler and the Sew Kind of Wonderful patterns are amazingly well written and easy to follow.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Long time, no post!

So, life happens!
Took a new position in my company, lots to learn, blogging took a back seat. Squeezing in quilting as often as possible. To catch you up, gentle readers: 
My Jolly Rodger, 20" by 20".
Lunch bag swap in TMQG
Quiling for $$$
More quilting for $$$
Yes, it is done but I didn't get a pic before it got hung! Hanging in a LQS, 105" square.
I purchased this quilt top from a group in Poland. I quilted it and donated to a church fundraiser. Approximately double-bed size.
20" by 20" pillow for our sofa.

So you see, I have quilted a bit!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Feeling productive

We got slammed with more winter weather the other week; sleet, ice, snow, 5" of the mess. I choose to use my enforced home-bound Friday in the studio. I started out sorting through my scrap bin & ended up making new pillow covers. 

I forgot how much fun they are to make. Instant creative gratification!

I need to make a few more, freshen up the sofa pillows!