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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Little of This A Little of That

Here I go again - never a dull moment for me

Just this week I did the quilting for 2 identical baby quilts for a customer  - twin boys (who will be coming into a family that already has twin girls)

There was no need to take a second picture  - like I said identical

Next on the agenda this week I worked on my guild challenge quilt - not due until July but you know there is no reason to wait until the last second.

I'm trying do decide if I want a solid border or scrappy border - the inner top is complete - and once I make a decision on the borders it will be ready for quilting.   NOTE:  2 years ago in Houston I purchased a ruler to make star sashings.  At long last I braved the new world adding the star sashings.  It took some time. Certainly its not like just cutting and adding strips of fabric between blocks, but oh so glad I took on the extra work.   Really loving the added feature that it adds to the quilt.

After completing the sewing around noon - took a break for lunch - knowing I had a guild meeting tonight I wanted to bring along another show and tell -  in addition to my birthday block quilt.

So....... quickly this afternoon I loaded a quilt and yes even managed to get it quilted in time to take a shower and get ready for guild

Mind you the binding is not on this yet but no matter it came along with me for the meeting

Free motion leaves
This fabric was purchased during my vacation with my friends this past June - Nettie loved the fabrics but didn't buy them.  She convinced me I should and so I did.

Once I started working on it (although I love the quilt for myself) I decided I would give this to my dear friend Nettie.

Many years ago I made her a quilt for her birthday and she uses it daily for her afternoon naps or when she isn't feeling well - just about anytime it suits her to cuddle with her quilt.   Now she has a 2nd one to change off and on as the mood fits

Remember its a SECRET so don't go telling her before I get the chance to bring it to her.

It feels so good to be actually completing some of the projects that I had on my "too do:" list.

Lets not forget I also pieced together a quilt for another friend. - quilting is on hold until the backing and batting is purchased but you can have a look at the top

Whew looking back at this past week and past few days - I really have gotten quite a few projects completed.

See what you can do when you dont have a social life hehehehehehehehe!

1 comment:

Mariana Nortje said...

I know of a very famous tennis player that has twin girls and then a few years later, a few months ago became the father of twin boys! Coincidence or???? :D