North Carolina. Active quilter and long armer. If it’s scrappy I love it!

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North Carolina. An active quilter and long armer. Give me a quilt and watch it come to life as I stitch it!

Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Top for the Spare Bedroom

 I have had these blocks made for well over a year and decided it was time for me to turn them into a top.  Well I did and still have a small stack left.





Maybe I should get this loaded on the long arm and get the quilting started…



Thursday, July 22, 2021

More lovelies!

 Time seems to be just flying by this year. I am going with the flow.  Here are some of my creations of late:

This one was a piece that used all my large and small triangles in conjunction with a 3.5 inch square.  I love it and it has already been turned in with about eight others quilts for kids  



Next is a top from Kitty of ALeftHandedQuilter.  This one is so pretty.  I used the orange peel quilting pattern.




CN from my guild made a top for Quilty Hugs.  It quilted up beautifully using the Baptist fan pattern. 



This next one is a top also donated by Nancy F.  She did not know where it came from but I know where it’s going. To Quilty Hugs. 





This next one was just the inner piece in which I added two borders to make it sing.  It will go to comfort a child.  Donated by Nancy F who loved the result. 


Some pretty flowers around my property. 





Come back for more pretties.  I have some QOV’s to quilt up so those will be next on the agenda.  🐸











Sunday, June 27, 2021

The next batch of Quilty hugs

 Are well into the finishing stage. 

This was last years Moda’s breast cancer quilt.  Love it!



A couple of blocks in this next quilt are from Kitty from Alefthandedquilter.

And in the last post, the second set of photos at least two of those tops came from Kitty.  Thanks Kitty. 



I pulled this top off my top rack and quilted it after adding a fun Christmas cow border.




Nancy F donated this fun quilt top complete with a backing and binding made.  I just couldn’t resist quilting it.  Simple and so pretty!

I did quilt a couple love (kid) quilts but I’ll save them for the next post. Slowly I seem to be getting back into the groove.  I am learning to like days where I do nothing.  For years (lots of years), that would not have been tolerated. I am so hard on myself at times.  🐸

 




Friday, June 18, 2021

A Quilty Update

 I arranged to drop off Quilty Hug Quilts and have started sharing them again.  For a long time I wondered about not being in the moment when a quilt is given.  It’s taken me 2 1/2 years to come to terms with this. In the end just knowing my quilts get to a cancer patient is enough.  I have grieved over this enough.  I guess this is also part of my grieving process from loosing my husband to cancer 2 1/2 years ago.  It’s time to move on….  So today I dropped off these quilts.


The quilt on the right was made by Kitty at Alefthandedquilter.  Thank you Kitty.  I backed it with very fun flannel.  Chemo patient’s often get very cold when receiving treatment.  





I have two more very close to finishes that will probably get delivered next week.  Then I can see what tops I have to quilt.  Believe me there are plenty!

I am so glad to get going again on this project that is near and dear to my heart ❤️ 




Sunday, May 23, 2021

A Post Finally

 Some of you may know that I have been sick since last August. The medicine that my doctor prescribed caused me to get microscopic colitis and this was not resolved until about a month ago.  I am feeling A LOT BETTER!  I have lost over 25 lbs that I didn’t have and am still struggling with my stamina and feeling tired.  It has been such a tough year.  I did manage to get my two COVID-19 shots.  I thought my health being so compromised that it was in my best interest to get them.

Quilting has taken a back seat mostly during this time.  I have picked up cross stitch hot and heavy as it doesn’t take a whole lot of energy.

Here are some things I have stitched. 


These next two will become strawberries.  Why did the picture turn upside down?




This red house is being done in silk, School House Red. 



No matter what I try blogger is intent on displaying my pictures upside down.

I did quilt a love top this morning. 




I will try and post more regular. Hope you are doing well. I am so looking forward to getting back to going out. 🐸






 


Sunday, April 11, 2021

Stitching

 I haven’t quilted much in the last two months due to medical issues.  I have mostly been cross stitching on the couch between naps.

Here are the love quilts that have been quilted.











I have started my Sentimental Stitches 365 little blocks and have three completed.


And this is the sampler I have been working on. 






I have had my first Covid-19 shot and get the second one in a few weeks.  I will be glad when all the virus crap is over....🐸