Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Okay, off to the JaM Patch momentarily... gotta free some of those bolts!!!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Here's where I left off on Saturday -- I know only another 20 or so inches left, but after a trip to the JaM Patch and then lunch, my darling husband wanted to go shopping, what was a girl to do? But you do get a good look at that beautiful backing that Madeline brought me from Albuquerque a few years ago...
Here's the finished product, pretty nice if I do say so myself!
This pic is from outfront, it was soooooo windy, what you don't see are my husband and son holding the quilt from the bottom so it stops acting like a kite and attempting liftoff! Yes, I've cropped out all those feet and hands...Okay, now back to work!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
It's going on the frame today - I think I'll be doing my freehand frenzy all over, either that or funky feathers everywhere, still not sure, but I want this quilted today! We'll see what happens, check back at the end of the day for an update, and hopefully finished pics, or at least almost finished!
This was from a panel that she cut, framed out, and added pieced cherry baskets -- too cute! I just had to add some cherries to those baskets.
Oh and by the way, the fishing report -- 3 bass, 1 soft shell turtle (poor thing just wanted that live bait), and about 17 mosquitoes! I must admit, only the bass and turtle were released, poor mosquitoes just didn't have a chance!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
A note to Sallie -- Thank you for crediting the machine quilter. There are some people that don't do that, so when you have someone that does, it is greatly appreciated!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Now, the rest of my afternoon will be spent piecing for myself! Yeah, don't get to do that too much during the week. Today I'll be working on the Spice Market fabric, only a gazillion more geese and I can put it together... lol!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I am so happy to be a part of this quilt. I'm also very proud of Madeline.
Check the AQS website for more info: http://www.americanquilter.com/
Here it is -- told you it was bright -- the camera is much more cooperative today.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Awhile ago, I pulled the original leaf blocks out of "holding" and looked at my beginning, middle, and end needle turn stitches, AHHH, end ones were great, but the beginning and middle of the learning curve were just bad - big, not so invisible stitches. I couldn't stand looking at my beginning stitches, where I used thick cotton thread (could you imagine) instead of the beautiful silk thread I now use. In the meantime, I re-stitched all the applique leaves with a machine stitch covering those pesky, ugly, nasty learning stitches -- learning hand applique is not always pretty -- and now I've got to finish this wonderful project, which by the way, someone has already got dibs on! Even though I really, really wanted it for myself -- isn't that always the way!
Here's a peek at the applique blocks waiting (there's like 33 more & please don't mind the wrinkles)...
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Here's a peek at Madeline's PMS (Patch Monthly Sampler/JaM Patch) Quilt. Its only the beginning because I'm on the first thread color. I'm still not sure what the next color will be, but as you all know, the quilt will tell me what it wants. I just love when they do that!
The coloring of these pics is a little off (not sure why), must be from the lighting? The fabric is very, very bright!! Must've made the camera color shy!
Anyway, I can't wait to finish this quilt and then to finish the other 2 that I have for other customers. It always amazes me to see how different the same quilt is just with a change of fabrics and quilting style. Once they're all done, I'll post pics of the three next to each other so that you can see.