Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sweet Sister Quilts

I'm so lucky to be a quiltmaker and to absolutely love the quilting step!
 Here are a couple of sweet sister quilts pieced by Emily B. from her deceased mother's stash.

I absolutely love being able to quilt designs like these, create new designs, and add variations to more designs. These were quilted with Fil-Tec Glide.
And how wonderful that both Emily and her mother have been quilters and that Emily is investing many hours and countless prayers into these creations.

Of course, it's also wonderful for me that I get to quilt them.  Quiltmaking is definitely my "happy place."

Of course, it's also wonderful for me that Emily will bind these so that I can quilt more!

Happy quiltmaking......

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sweet Buttery Prayer Quilt

I'm not keeping up very well with posting my quilting.  This is a quilt Pat pieced for our Victory Prayer Quilt Ministry.

 I love, love, love this batik the color of winter butter.

It's a very happy quilt and is sure to bless someone.

Happy quiltmaking,.......

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Second Shady Day Quilt

Judy handed me this quilt top several months ago because she didn't know how to quilt it.  I didn't either, so I just now got to it. (Well, I did have to place a thread order first.)

 Interesting colors, interesting prints.
 Very unlike anything I would have pieced, so it was a good exercise for me.

Also no border.  However, I do think it's interesting enough to draw in someone who is facing a health crisis.

Happy quiltmaking,

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Shady Day Quilt

Last fall I asked members of the prayer quilt ministry to consider making some tops that would give me lots of room for quilting fun feathery things.

 Several months ago Ruth created this one and passed it on to me.  This may well be her original design.

 Ruth first suggested our prayer quilt ministry after she recovered from cancer and wanted a way to put her stash to good use.

 I'm sure many of us remember this brown pink from the early 1980s when a real pink could not be found in the fabric stores.
 I had to give this quite a bit of thought and had to give my pencil and sketchbooks a workout before tackling this.

Because of the wide and narrow borders I quilted a couple of different swirlies for the borders.  I seem to be using swirlies a lot lately because so often I'm given quilt tops with really narrow borders.

I love not having to make the drive into Albuquerque every day, but I'm not getting as much sewing, quilting, or housekeeping done as I had expected.  The days are just flying by!

Happy quiltmaking,
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