I’m Feeling the Love

I spent Sunday pinning quilt tops so I can get them quilted before the pile is huge.  Ok it’s kinda huge already, but I made a dent in it.  I had 10 to get done and was able to get 6 of those pinned and ready to quilt and bind before the batting roll ran out.

I finished off my roll of batting and before I could order another one, I get a message from Jill that I have a package arriving from her and Mark this week.   Guess what – it’s a HUGE roll of warm and natural batting.  Enough for at least a dozen quilts.  She also sent me some pretty fabrics for my dog trainer and these crazy pens.    I love those 2 nuts.

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When I Don’t Sew

4th of July is what happens when I can’t get motivated to sew but I can’t stand doing nothing.   I ended up making desserts and dinner items.  Not including dinner we ended up with a great selection of home made goodies.  Deviled eggs, glazed lemon pound cake, molasses and bran muffins and a home made key lime pie.   I had forgotten how long it takes to squeeze all those tiny little limes by hand.   I can’t even remember what I made for dinner.

 

 

So Where Do I Go Now

As you know my life basically involves working, quilting and the pups so there isn’t much to blog about except those thing and let’s be honest, no one wants to hear about accounting so it’s usually quilting.

So what’s next? Who knows.  I finished up a couple of tops but they aren’t quilted yet so no pictures.   I did spent Saturday cleaning and oiling all my machines.  Even got time to check out the one Sue gave me on the trip to Michigan.

A 1923 Singer 123.  You can’t beat these old machines.  Almost 100 years old and still sews a beautiful seam.  1

The Wedding Quilt Is Gifted

I think this is the second largest quilt I’ve ever made.  Measures 96 x 96 and I love how it came out.  While I have struggled with making log cabin blocks, 240 blocks later I should know how to make them perfectly.   It’s hard to see it the photos but the border blocks are 4 shades of sage green.

I have only had one quilt professionally quilted before but I did finally decide to have this one done.  I am so thrilled with how it turned out.  Patti that quilted it did an absolutely amazing job.

Erin’s wedding is not till December but she just bought her first house so I decided to make it a wedding/housewarming gift and delivered it today.  They certainly loved it.  Turns out her soon to be husband as he put it, “absolutely loves quilts”.  I guess they must because her mom got 8 test messages saying she loved it, it was beautiful, etc.  It makes your heart happy when someone appreciates a quilt that much.   They left here headed home to put it on the bed.   I hope it brings them years of use.

I didn’t have any place big enough to lay it out for photos, especially with the dogs, but Patti sent me these photos.  I took one of it folded so it includes the binding.  So glad I decided on the stripe.