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South Carolina An active quilter for 13 years, mid arm quilter for 5 years. If I am not sewing I must be sick.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Another top quilted

This MAM mile a minute top was quilted yesterday.  I love how the fans soothe the busy fabrics.

I will get a better picture and post it later.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

It's finally here!!!

We live in the sticks and good internet has been lacking since we moved here 20 years ago.  We've done dial up, and the last service was satellite internet that had a cap.  I can't tell you how many months we went way over our limit at a cost of $10.00 a gig.  Expensive!!!

Now we are on high speed internet that is within our electric coop provider.  Talk about giddy....  I'm over the moon.  I'm now able to watch videos and other things I couldn't watch before as it ate up our limit.

Today I machine quilted another top from my collection.  It is machine quilted using an idea from Jaimie Wallen. The quilt pattern is called the basic swirl.  I was able to watch the video and then do it.


The other major thing I did was finish cleaning out the spa, install new filters and fill up with fresh water.  I have been missing a nice hot soak before bed time.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Retreat Class EQ 7

This past weekend I attended the QSC annual retreat in Winnsboro SC.  I took a day and a half class on EQ 7.  It was very intense and I learned SO MUCH!

Here is my design (one of many created in class):

I can definitely see this as a quilt of valor.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

New top and volunteer dogs

I've been sewing stars with string blocks.  They are large when finished.

The chemo volunteer dogs this week.  Neither of us can remember the large poodles name.  The others name is 'scrappy'.  That was easy to remember.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Joy, Joy, Joy

My heart is full of joy giving two more quilts to cold chemo patients.  A man asked how to return the quilt.  I told him it was his to keep.  Smile!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Joy of Giving

Hubs and I are at the chemo center for round two.  I gave two quilty hugs quilts to two women this morning and my heart was joyed.

I have two more that I need to attach labels and they will be ready to give.

The simple act of giving a quilt is wonderful.

Edited:  this is a photo of one of the quilts given today.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Another One Quilted

I started quilting this top yesterday and finished up around noon.  I used a digital pattern that I think was perfect.  Quilted with gold color connecting threads and MANY pieces of scrap batting.  Win win in my book.  The colors are much brighter that the pictures portray.  This quilt will be another for Chemo patients.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Top Finished

I finished the borders this morning.  I think the inner border dresses it nicely.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mid Week Treat

I have continued to assemble this top out of my massive amount of blocks.

Tonight I auditioned borders but that will be another post.  Maybe tomorrow or Saturday.  Of course they are in the wrong order.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Progress on blocks

I took a bunch of chunk scraps and ran them thru the AccuQuilt cutter. The first picture is the last pile needing pressing.
All the triangles sets are now sewed to either a guy color (think light blue) or a lady color (think pink).  
These two piles of blocks will be put together for quilty hug quilts to be handed out at one of our chemo visits for treatment.
After trimming I will be playing with laying them out, the fun stuff.
These scraps were tamed to two inch strips.  They will be sewn together to make 4 patch units.
They are waiting to be pressed and cut.  Scraps make more scraps and more quilts.  What a cycle!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Quilty Content

I quilted this top last night and finished it this morning.  Vining leaves on a scrappy top with a medium green thread.  So Fine thread, 80/20 batting.  I also made the binding but have not stitched it on.

I think I have an idea where a lot of these quilts can be donated.  Those receiving chemo surely would appreciate a quilty hug.  I had been wanting a special place for donating and this one just feels right.

With a special place in mind I may be motivated to quilt up some of my many tops.