4 cheater quilts and one pieced. all machine quilted.
We had 5 teachers that are or have had babies this year at our school. We had a huge baby shower for all of them last Friday.
I had the brilliant idea to make them each a baby quilt. WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!!!!
I got all of them done in a week and a half.
Here they are.
My Sew Steady table has been on back order for so long that I had forgotten I ordered it.
I'm back from Retreat!!!
I had a great time. I completed 4 projects.
The first is this fantastic picture of us at retreat. Mary Lee took the picture. Mad a copy for each of us, and gave us some scrap book paper to make a Back ground and a little cut out sewing machine to put on the picture with a picture frame. Here is mine
Next is a UFO.
It is a little Jumper made from a jelly roll for My cousin's daughter.
The third project is on the wall next to the jumper. we were given an embroiderer piece of fabric. I made a heart out of mine because it was Valentines day, put it in the the center of a block of material on point and added a border.
The fourth project is a UFO I started at the Leavenworth retreat in 2011. It is a throw for the back of My Best friends couch.
thought that you all might like a little eye candy as well
My friend Jan made this quilt. It is hand applique
She does such beautiful work
Here is the second one for MQ7.
Yesterday, I finished the first of three MQ7 tops. It is so nice to be set back up downstairs until the quilt room is finished. Hope I will have the sewing room finished by summer. DH has a promising job lead with Brinks security. If all goes well, and they hire him soon, I will still have the money to finish the sewing room.
My friend Kay that is in patches with me, came to sewing two weeks ago, and said that here neighbor showed her a fetherweight and was going to give it to her. Kay told here that she thought it was worth quite alot and she would go to quilting and talk to the ladies about it. At the time Kay did not know it was a featherweight. She asked us about it and went back to her neighbor and told her what it was and that she could find a buyer for it. (Kay only serge's and didn't want it) This is an unbelievable find. It is in mint condition. It is a 1957 and has no wear what so ever. The case and machine look brand new.
This is Marylee the proud new owner of the machine.
I would like to see everyone write a post on what you are thankful for this past year.
I am thankful that I have a roof over my head
I am thankful that I have my family here with me.
I am thankful that I live in the USA.
I am thankful that I have a job.
I am thankful for my sons
I am thankful for a loving husband
and I thank God for all that I have
on the lighter side:.....
I am thankful that I have a fabric stash so that I can continue to quit.
I am thankful that I have two groups of quilting friends. (all of you and My ladies in Patches and peace makers)
May God bless each and every one of you this holiday season.
We have been shrouded in a blanket of smoke for more than a week. It has been so thick that we could not see the mountains. Remember that I live at the foot of the mountains, and I could not see them from my front yard. Today when we all woke up, the smoke had cleared out and this is what we saw. The mountains had become very vibrant with color.
DH, DS#3 and I went on a horse back ride...
I have a neat story to share with you all tonight:
We have a lady in our quilt group. Her name is Kay.
She makes scrappy quilts on her serger. She doesn't use her sewing machine except for binding. and her long arm for quilting. she has made hundreds of these quilts. she has been with us a little over a year and I know that she has made15 scene then. She had mentioned one night that she was reaching the end of her scrapes. I got to thinking about all the scraps that I have. Now those of you who know me,know that I will never use my them. I went to the storage shed(yes everything is still in storage) and brought her one of the very large totes of scraps. she was so excited. Tonight at our monthly meeting during show and tell, She showed a lap size quilt made out of some of the scraps that I had given her. After showing it to everyone, she brought it to me and said. "this is for you so that you will have a memory of all the quilts you have made. I darn near burst into tears. It is wonderful. And I will use it well.
This is the first quit that is a full size quilt that I quilted with the Janome 1600p-DBX. I just love this mini long-arm. I can now say that I will
get some of those 15 tops hanging in the closet done. I have already started the next one.
It's summer and we are once again holding our in house quilt retreats for each month of the summer. We get to go and take our stuff and just leave it set up at the church for the whole week.
Here are some pictures of the ladies that are taking advantage of quilting all week.
this is Mary Lee
This is Cindy and Audrey
this is Anna, our wonderful Leader
This is Donna and Betty
this is Kay and Barbara
Here are some of the UFO's and and projects that we have done so far.
Just wanted to share my weekend project with...
Kind of a lazy day today. I played with EQ7 all afternoon. The challenge this month is to design a quilt using merged blocks in serendipity. this is what I came up with.
also designed this today too
Tomorrow is the first day of summer so I thought that I would share my flowerw with everyone.
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