"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Friday, June 30, 2023

Three Dudes Quilt

 My mom and I had very different tastes in a lot of things
and especially quilting.
I'd make one of my Kaffe quilts or bright batik quilts
and she would say
"That's really nice, but please don't make me one like that."
Then we'd laugh and tease each other about our differences.

I started making this Three Dudes quilt and she saw it
when she was at my house one day.
She asked if I had anyone in mind for this quilt.
When I said no, she said she would like to have it.
Mom was moving into a new apartment and was getting
some new furniture. She thought this quilt would look nice
with her new furniture.
I told her I'd be happy to give it to her for her new home.
Mom moved into her new apartment and three weeks later she died.
The quilt sat unfinished. 
I'd move it from spot to spot,
telling myself I needed to finish it,
but did not have the motivation.
Finally, a few weeks ago I said it was time.
I sent it to Jennifer at Peaceful Hill Quilting and she quilted
a simple hexagon pattern into the quilt.

The quilt is now finished.
I won't keep it, but will find a new home for this one.
I love the design and the colors,
but it isn't mine.
My mom died in October, 2021
and I miss her every day.


Thursday, June 29, 2023

Busy June

 This month has been a month of completions for me.
It feels good to have these few things finished
and checked off of my list.

First up...
the patriotic table topper for me!

These are the table runners I made for my siblings.
I had four stars left and decided to make a table topper for myself.

These are big stars, so this is a good size topper.

I had fun quilting this one, but don't look too closely.

Next finish is the Disappearing Rail block quilt
that I saved from being tossed in the trash.
If you remember, this is what it started out as...

After some slicing and dicing and more sewing,
this is what it became..

Soooo much nicer to look at!

There are more of these blocks,
so another baby quilt may be made in the future.
Next up is a top that I made from a gifted batik jelly roll.
This design went together so quickly.
I had planned on making something else with
the jelly roll, but I really like the simplicity of this block.

 Once this one is quilted, I'll donate it to the group that
gives quilts to our Veterans hospital.

There is one more finish,
but this finish needs a post of its' own.
Happy Quilting!

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Escher Connected Finish

 Those who have been following me for a while
know how much I love these Escher quilt patterns.
I order the kits and then usually switch fabrics out for fabrics
I like better and to make it more my own.
This kit was beautiful just as it was!

This pattern is called "Escher Connected".
Boy, did it require some organization and paying attention
to assemble.
(And as I am reviewing this post, I see a mistake I made in
the placement of a block.  OH well... too late to fix that one!)

I had a LOT of baggies, labeled and placed on trays to keep
the parts together and in order.
It is so fun to watch the design come together as I'm going along.

Rebecca Grace  did a beautiful job quilting it, as usual.
I was afraid this one would give her fits, because, for some reason, it wasn't as flat
as I like my quilts to be.

This backing fabric makes the quilt so soft and cuddly.
There are a couple of more Escher patterns I have not made,
but I'm going to wait for a bit before I make another one.
I'm linking to Design Wall Monday today.
Happy Quilting!