I am making this for a dear friend’s husband. Well I shouldn’t phrase it like that as he is a dear friend himself. He has been having a difficult year health wise and being a veteran I wanted to use this pattern.
I had to hoped to finish by his birthday, early January, but it will be a push. I love how it’s working out though.
I’ll be sharing more things we are doing around the house to get ready for 2020 but will wait till we have them ready to view.
Love to all and have a blessed and merry Christmas.
Finished this and hadn’t made a plan for it yet but like I say, sometimes God knows where they need to go.
I finished this a few weeks ago and laid it aside till I decided where it needed to live. Diane happened to call and say her step-dad, granddaddy Bob as they call him, had hurt himself and would be in assisted rehab for a while. Well like I said, God sends them where they need to go so, off this one went to granddaddy. I’m thrilled he will have something that he feels is his while he has to be away from home. Diane does such as amazing job taking care of him.
I wish I had a picture of Marilyn’s quilt. It will be stunning. We met last week and she got her final borders on and is having it basted. I can’t wait to show you.
I think Marilyn is going to enjoy quilting as she is very creative and I think she has a long line of quilts in her future. Can’t wait till I can post one she did but here she is working on it. Isn’t she cute as a button?
Diane has taken to quilting like a fish to water. I started her on a Magic Tile that she didn’t like, but she stuck with it and loved the finished piece. In order to work on her 1/4 inch seams I had her make jelly roll quilts. She actually made 4 for her family for Christmas. She certainly got bitten by the quilting bug.
Here are a couple she has finished. I think she’s in love and her hubby is so happy for her. It’s a joy to see him stop and admire her work or say something nice about how it looks.
Here is one of my students first quilt top. She was able to get the borders on so I could quilt it in time for her Tennessee trip. Worked out great as she wanted to gift it to her friends there.
Such a pretty fall panel. I can’t wait to see where she goes from here. 2020 I am gearing up for a whole new concept. If the ladies have decided they want to continue quilting each will start with measuring and cutting and move on once they master each step.
I hope Kenetha enjoyed making this and loves how it came out.
I can’t wait to see how this looks once I get the new sofa put in and add my pineapple pillows Jill made me. I love how it came out.
I can’t begin to explain how much work and thought Jill and Mark seem to put into each and every gift. Jill spent what I will assume months making pin cushions and poofs. Not only just hand made ones but each has something she wanted to share. One was trim we used on a joint quilt, one was fabric I had shared with her and one had her grandmother broach. That way we shared something that belonged to her grandmother. She even gifted my friend Diane with them as well. How awesome is that. The poof – I don’t want to think how much cussing was involved in making that but I love it. Finally a foot stool I won’t smash my toes into. She knows I hate that. I think you will see from the pics though that Merlin has claimed it. What sister spends hours watching videos to make you something special?
Not to be outdone, Mark topped off the gift list with an amazing blue vintage sewing machine. I had mentioned it a few months ago and he drove to Coolville Ohio and got it for me. I absolutely LOVE it and everything they gave/made us. I won’t share my pineapple pillows till I get the new to me sofa set up. I can’t wait to display them. Oh and a nifty stun gun as well. Must not forget to mention that.
I just love those 2 so much. I wish I had gotten more done for their gifts. They paled in comparison.
Since we last talked I have been busy teaching new quilters and getting ready for my dear sister and brother in law to visit. I just love when they come. Unfortunately this year I got a terrible cold virus while they were here so they didn’t get to do a lot. I feel kinda like I wasted their vacation time. But you know, they never complain.
I tried to get the guest room all situated and make the house seem festive, like Christmas since we celebrate Christmas while they are here. Hope they were comfy. and it felt a little like Christmas.