Saturday, September 19, 2015

August Quilts are showing!!

Well, I'm finally getting around to my August paperwork now that it's the middle of September.  It is still the middle, right?

Not too many quilts in August, but the machines are running full steam to play catch up for the missed time.  With one kid returning to college, and a second starting college we had a busy month.  Returning kid, not too many issues to deal with he's pretty much got the song and dance down.  New kid in college, totally a different story.  I'm beginning to hate the education organization.  I'm finding it harder and harder to call it an education institution, it seems it is more about the money and number of paying bodies they can get to pay the price.

Had a great time with the kids at the Dartmouth Camp Dartmouth-Hitchcock for children with rheumatic diseases. I won't go into it now, I'm hoping to follow up with a few photos of the kids and their work.  Its a fabulous camp for the kids and they really enjoy it.

How about seeing a few great quilts!

Betsy brought me a couple of really cute ones to work with.  The first one is so bright and colorful and a fabulous design.  Mixing the brights with the white, makes it "Oh, so modern!".  Her second quilt may look familiar as it is the Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar panel.  Betsy did a great job making the circles on the top of the quilt.

This fabulous quilt came to me all the way from CA!  Dale put together this wonderful quilt to use as a summer quilt for her bed.  The daisy fabric led me right to the daisy quilting.  Good job, Dale!!

WOW!!!  WOW!!  WOW!!!
I love bargello quilts and this one is drop dead beautiful!  All blacks and whites with a huge mix of bright colors.  Gay did a fabulous job on this one!  Don't forget you can click on the photo's for a closer look.

Sometimes a quilt just needs a little more lovin'.  Nicole made this quilt for her son several years ago and the hand quilting was just about gone.  We loaded it on the frame, did a basic meandering stitch and it's ready for a few more years of quilt lovin'.

I took in a few of the guild quilts, what was I thinking?!?!?!
Done and returned, might be a while before I go looking for something else to do!

Pam's quilt was like spending time on a beach in Florida.  The pinks, yellows and blues combined with the pink flamingo's were a bright spot in my room while I was working on it.

The photo's of this quilt does not begin to do this amazing quilt justice!  This was Pat's first quilt and her piecing, colors and fabric selection were on spot!!  I hope to see many more fabulous quilts from Pat in the future!

Renie brought me another quilt in August. Feminine and flowerly, pinks, whites with a touch of soft green makes this braid quilt fantastic.

Rosemary in OH sent me this cute little baby quilt.  The family is going to grow by one soon, and what a great welcoming gift for the little one.  The forest animals are just too cute!

Another family about to grow by one is Sandra's!  How cute is this log cabin quilt that she put together for their newest family member?  Primary colors are always a good choice for baby.

Sarah was excited to get this UFO done and gifted!  What a great quilt to have finished!  Adding the triangular quilting design was perfect.  Good job, Sarah!!

Judi combines color, value and scale with a flair!  I would never in a million years put these fabrics together but Judi does it with style!  How fun is the latest Judi quilt??  Can't wait to see the next one!

My last quilt is a fun t-shirt quilt from Sue in VT.  I enjoy working on the t-shirt quilts, it gives me a little insight to the owners.  Take a moment to click on the photo's, you won't want to miss the details!  

Whew!!  That's it for the month of August and I'm already at 13 quilts for the month of September!  It's going to be a busy month!

You can see more of these great quilts over at the other blog, stop in and check them out, here's the link:  

See you soon!
Until then, take care of yourself and those you love.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

July has come and gone

Can not believe that it is August 11th!  Time is passing at what seems to be lighting speed.  It is so true the older you get the faster time goes.  I try to remember this and not wish the time away moving from one event in time to another.

July was not a busy month for me.  I was still one machine down and finally had my HQ16 serviced and upgraded the computer.  This was a huge move for me, I loved my HQ16 with the old computer and was more than comfortable with how it operated.  I've got over 50 million stitches on that fabulous machine, that's a lot of happy quilts!

Speaking of happy quilts, how about me showing you the ones I finished in July?  On with the show!

Here's a great red, white and blue one from Amanda in NC.  We went with stars and loops for the quilting design.  You can really see the design on the accent white kona on her backing.  Pretty cool quilt!

Cheri in Me put together this great little quilt.  Love the fabrics, looks like a complete collection or line.  The quilting ended up with a light quilting to keep it light and flowey.  Once washed and dried it will have the perfect amount of texture.

Deb in VT kept me busy for a while!!  Here's four quilts that she put together and wanted quilted.  Deb is a very talented artist and her color sense is wonderful!  On top of that this gal is involved in a horse rescue and a couple of these quilts will be raffled off to help support the rescue efforts.  Here's  a link if you would like more information.  Good cause and there are more auction/raffle items to be had, check them out.....

Beginner quilter Elizabeth in NH is doing a fabulous job!  Each quilt has been better than the last.  I think we've got her hooked on a new hobby.  Here's a quilt that she put together for one of her girls.  The colors are great!

WOW, WOW, WOW! Not sure what else I can say about this great quilt from Gay.  I am always amazed when I get quilts with the graduated color, this is something that I dream of doing.  Love the modern fabrics in the traditional setting, made it perfect for a more modern quilting style.

Trust me the photo's of this quilt does not do it justice!  Here is another one of those WOW! quilts.  This quilt will be a house warming gift for a couple who lives near the ocean.  How perfect are these colors???  AND the quilting design that Jeannie in NH selected-VanGogh by Anne Bright-AMAZING!!  Just pulled it all together!  Great job, Jeannie!

Here's a couple of quilts that came from Laurie in TX.  Putting the traditional fabrics on the star quilt, always perfect, and the spinner quilt below, fun selection of fabrics.  Almost done and will be ready for some extra special quilt love!

I LOVE working with t-shirt quilts!  What a great variety of tones and colors all come together to create a one of a kind quilt.  I try to imagine the person who collected them and wonder about their lives now.  This great quilt comes from Marianne in CT.

How cute is this one?  Michele in ND put this adorable little quilt together for someone very special I'm sure.  Quilted with a simple hearts and loops.  Cute, cute, cute!

Rita here in NH put a few log cabin blocks together to make this wonderful quilt.  It was HUGE!!  I believe it's for one of her adult children and what a great quilt it is going to be!  I hope they appreciate all of the time, effort and love that Mom put into making it!  Lovely quilt, Rita.

Sandra (NH) pulled a few black and white's together and added a splash of colors in a few small area's.  This quilt if for a co-worker who is leaving the area.  I had fun stitching out the Doctor's Bag stitching on the quilt.  Don't forget to click for a closer view of the quilt and the stitching.

Lastly, a manly quilt from Stancy in NY. LOVE the simple design!!  This is a great way to use a fantastic focus fabric.  Adding the offset block pieces was a good way to add just a touch of interest to the quilt.  Stancy tells me she's made baby quilts but this is her second larger quilt.  She is on the road to becoming a stellar quilter!  Hope I see many, many more of her wonderful quilts!

That's it for the month of July, already off to a busy start for August.  I've got more fantastic quilts from some pretty talented gals.  

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