Sunday, December 27, 2009

Quilts Blowing in the Wind

This is part of what I have completed in December 09.
Shown above are three completed quilts and 3 tops. I completed 2 more tops; one is hanging in Kelley's Pins and Needles and the other was a gift that I didn't get a photo of.
Please be patient with me as I learn to use my new Cannon Powershot super huge, smarter than me, camera.

Below is my 23 year old daughter, Sherri's quilt. It is made from the Turning Twenty pattern.
My 19 year old son, Bailey's, quilt is shown below. After following some one else suggestion and pinning the quilt sandwich together instead of using spray adhesive like I usually do, I was not happy. I will stick with the adhesive unless it is a really small quilt. This quilt is 90 x 90 and I only have my floor to sandwich on, it was, again, like wrestling an anaconda and I got less than desirable results. It is very lightly quilted using the stitch in the ditch technique.

This is my Mother-in-Law's quilt. Very simple vintage inspired layer cake.

The quilt top above is one of the prettiest ones I have ever made. I love the rich colors.

The top below is a Turning Twenty self challenge to combine wild, crazy colors.
The brown quilt below was created by combiningg a bunch of ugly fabric that turned into a gorgeous top. When I was in the quilt shop picking the fabric out, the owner Kelley said the fabric was " so not me." She, nor I, could beleive the results!

Thank you for looking.

I wish you all a wonderful New Year filled with creativity, wealth and health!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Kangaroos and Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my friends out there in Blog land! Sorry for not having a good recent post. My camera is on the blink( but I am pretty sure Santa has me one under the tree)! But, don't tell anyone.

As for quilting, I have got a ton of stuff done. I have completed four quilts and still have 4 tops to go.

I got a wonderful "Airmail" postmarked from Australia! Guess who it was from! Helen! Enclosed in the envelope was a gorgeous little quilt featuring a wonderful kangaroo fabric! I will treasure this little beauty Helen, and your work is impeccable! Soon as I get my camera, I will post a pic for you.

Don't give up on me, I have lots to show you amd lots to share.