Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jane's Crazy Baskets

Here is Jane's Basket Crazies (pattern by The Buggy Barn) - a super cute quilt!

And the border - fun whimsy feathers with some scrollies thrown in the mix:

So ditching around the stars and baskets with some fun loopies in the block background.  And can't forget my favorite scrollies in the sashings:

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hurry up and wait...

Thursday I started Sallie's quilt with every intention of having it finished for Saturday morning (just before Sallie was leaving for vacation).  Well... when things go wrong it usually ruins the plan.  And something went wrong.  No, nothing tragic, just me.  I was quilting along and it happened.  That moment when you know something isn't quite right, you're possibly making a mistake so you hestitate. You might even stop like I did, look at the quilt and say to yourself, no, it'll work out fine, just keep going.  Yes, that moment.  It happened. I kept going.  I finished almost the first half of the quilt.  I went to roll forward and BAM it hit me... the mistake.  There is was bigger than day.  None of the lines I was quilting would line up, not one.  Ahhhhhh!!!  I should have stopped and listened to that voice in my head -- the one that knew this was going to happen!  It was then that I stopped quilting, released the tension on the quilt and started ripping...

So we'll fast forward to yesterday at around 2:30.  Yes, yesterday was Saturday!  I finally finished ripping out all the wrong stitching.  I was ready to get quilting and get this done for Sallie to take with her on vacation to show all her Michigan quilties.  I start quilting, maybe a half hours worth and then, BOOM... thunder.  Of course, it's the rainy season, every afternoon is thunder, lightning, and torrential rain.  With my history I don't even try to quilt.  It all gets unplugged and waiting happens.

It's now Sunday, it's also my wedding anniversary, I woke up super early and started stitching away.  I was going to finish this quilt before Sallie left!  I had about an hour left to finish when BOOM... again! Of course, its the rainy season -- I check the radar and we're under a giant red blob.  The good news is there is a big break between the blob that's above us and the next blob that is on the way!  So I wait for that break between blobs, and I finish!

So here is Sallie's quilt:

Beautiful isn't it?  But, this story isn't quite finished.  I called Sallie to let her know it was done and she had just left.  I missed her by minutes!  Noooooo.........

Fate, it is an amazing thing.  Sallie just  happened to have forgotten something, returned home, and got my message.  She ran over and picked it up on her way up north.  You've really gotta love when things work out!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tuxedo Cats

I've been so busy in my little world I almost forgot to post the pictures of Jan's Tuxedo Cats quilt.  

This is a super cute quilt.  My quilting is just simple as most of the stitches disappear into the wool.  I'm also posting detail pics as I'm sure you will truly enjoy Jan's embroidery work.