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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.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Beauty

This quilt was given away today at chemo.  The lady spent lots of time looking at all the different fabrics.  🐸

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Round Four and Joy

It's day two of chemo round four and that means it was time to give joy.  The joy of giving quilty hugs in the form of a warm quilt.  I made two women very happy.

I forgot to get a picture of the finished quilts but you get the idea.

I also support our Knight Bee guild and there was two requests so I will be taking care of those.  I have one more quilt to give to tomorrow.  The recipient already knows.  At chemo the friends you make become part of your family.  Especially ones that are on the same therapy schedule.  🐸

Sunday, November 26, 2017

On Ringo Lake Part One

Here is the first step on Bonnie Hunters Annual Mystery. My favorite block is the one with the frog!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

A busy two days

I quilted a customer quilt top.

And then I worked on a top from M's scrap bag.  I squared it up and started adding borders.  All it needs now are some pumpkins appliqued.

Friday, November 24, 2017

A fast baby quilt

I started this baby quilt yesterday and quilted it today.  I was testing how I had routed the extension cord for the little lap top that drives the quilt machine.  I'm happy to say that it worked wonderfully.  I now have a customer quilt top loaded and the quilting has begun.

Here are my progress pictures of the baby quilt.  Enjoy!

Maestro was checking to make sure I did it correctly lol.  She is such a sweetie.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Another Pretty One

I came home from work yesterday and was inspired to load a top and quilt it.  Started at five and was finished by 6:30pm.  This included sewing a backing together.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my blog friends.  You provide lots of inspiration and support and I thank you for that.   🐸

Saturday, November 18, 2017

One for me

My En Provence is quilted.  The binding has been cut, sewn and is ready to attach.

I started quilting this top digitally.  Into the second row the power supply for the computer got hung up on the table.  So I thought I have a stencil I could pounce down and continue.  Where the H##} is my pounce device.   Well I couldn't find it so I ordered one off of Amazon.  It arrived a few days later.  So one evening I proceeded to pounce my stencil pattern and quilt the design.  Baptist fans.  After a row or two I thought well I can do this free hand.  And I did.  I only marked the beginning of the row as that was very visible and had to look decent.  All others were on lots of different fabrics.  All in all I'm glad I did it this way.  One more free hand design I can do.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Operation Kid Comfort

Is a program where you receive everything you need to make a cute small quilt for a child whose parent is deployed. All the fabrics, pictures printed on fabric, backing, batting is included. You just need to assemble and finish. Honestly it didn't take me very long to complete the quilt. I would definitely do it again.  Maestro made sure it was done correctly.

For more information contact Danielle at diacono@asymca.org

And the scraps have been accumulating so it was time to make some pet beds.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Another Top Gets Life

Yesterday I quilted this bright (loud as hubby would say) top.  This was fun to quilt.  In quilting all these tops I've decided to expand my machine quilting skills.  Do some different designs and challenge myself.  Keeps it interesting.  Initially they might be rough but that's the art of learning.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Round Three Done and ...

That means I gave more quilts to patients.

I received this email from J.  She received one of my quilts and was amazed.  She writes:
  I just want you to know again how much I love my quilt!! It is beautiful and very precious to me.
I have shared the story of you giving it to me with so many people and they are just amazed that a stranger did that, as am I!!!
I thank God for people like you who have come into my path on this journey. You are special and keep giving those hugs!
I have Michael on my prayer list and think about y’all often.
Love and hugs,

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Round Three

I had three quilts ready for chemo patients yesterday.  These are the ones I presented.

It's very satisfying to see patients bring their quilts to treatment.  I love how the room is brightened by the colors.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Morning Quilting

I managed to get this top quilted in a few hours this morning.  I have another I would like to get finished before chemo on Tuesday.  Enjoy!