Holy smokes, my machine has been hmming all weekend. I did go slow at first because I really didn't want to take this beauty off my frame. I quilted this for Ann (she sewed the binding on my HUGE Shining Star quilt). I LOVE the dark blue with the greens and teals. There was just something so comforting and soothing when I quilted this. It's a pretty big quilt so it took me a little while. This has Hobbs 80/20 batting, glide thread light blue thread on top and light grey magna glide in the bobbin. Pantograph is Fan Fare by Patricia Ritter, still one of my favorites. I was glad it was nice enough to take pictures outside. Does her quilt sparkle?? Great job Ann, I'm gonna miss this one.
|Ann's Easy Street|
|Hobb's 80/20 Batting, Glide thread on top, light blue|
|Pantograph - Fan Fare by Patricia Ritter|
|is that backing perfect? just love everything about this one.|
|magna glide light grey on the back.|
Then a friend of mine posted a story on facebook with some things she found in her yard after the tornado last week. This friend lives in Harvard which is over 55 miles from Rochelle. And another friend in Twin Lakes WI, over 77 miles from Rochelle had debris in her yard. From the same family, how crazy is that???? Well they decide to try to find these folks and let them know what they found and try to return it. They found the family in Rochelle lost everything, breaks your heart. So these two friends decided not only were they going to return what they found, but they were taking donations for this family. Betty asked, if you lost everything what would you want. I of course immediately thought, a quilt, I gotta have a blankie!! Betty also was able to post a picture of the family and two of the girls had purple dresses on. I knew immediately what quilt top to use. Lucky for me we had 4 quilts waiting to be quilted for Hands 2 Help (see the side bar, still plenty of time to donate a quilt to one of three great charities). One of those quilts got diverted. It's done and ready to be delivered this week when Betty travels to Rochelle. I've donated the quilt and a gift card. Details on this quilt - Dew Drops pantograph, Glide thread on top - white, hobbs poly down battng, magna glide in the bobbin, light grey. I almost like the back more than the front. The size 54 ish x 64 ish. Why don't I measure these when I'm done???
|H2H 6 now going to Rochelle family|
|Poly down batting (Hobbs), glide thread on top white|
|Pantograph - Dew drops by Patricia Ritter|
|I think I like the back better than the front almost.|
|Magna glide in the bobbin, light tan|
Of course then I was feeling a bit guilty about not having a finish for H2H, so I got this one on and off the frame in no time. Poor April needs a break!! Details on this quilt - Ebb and Flow pantograph (seriously quick and easy), glide thread on top, med grey and magna glide in the bobbin, dark grey. I think it's 64 in square. The pattern is Graffiti, simple and fun.
|Graffiti number 1 - H2H finish #2 wild and crazy color!|
|Poly Down (Hobbs) batting, glide thread on top, med grey|
|Pantograph Ebb and Flow - Lorien Quilting|
|Magna glide in the bobbin, dark grey - love the lines and curves on the backing|
On the design wall, just a few more of this and a few more of that. I think something will need to come down before another block goes up, I really should get serious about finish one of these....
|couple more stars, couple more shirting blocks, somethings gonna have to come off before anything else goes on!|
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