Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Quilting Adventures

I just realized today that it has been over a year since I posted a blog!  I must remedy that - immediately.  Why a year and no posts?  Well, it is because I bought a Quilt Shop and it has kept me beyond busy.  Finally, after a year - yes, it is our anniversary, which is hard to believe - things are starting to fall in place.

My mother, Barbara, with her quilt
Have I been quilting during this year? Well, maybe not as much as I'd like to.  Have been busy with a lot of customer work and a personal project or two .... here is my biggest accomplishment this year.  It is called "Are the Stars out Tonight?"  I made this quilt for my mother's birthday.  Did she love it?  Well, it is in the #1 spot in her house and everyone who visits gets to see it - PLUS I convinced her to bring it with me to show a group I volunteer with - she was SO pleased to do that - and it was a hit!  As a quilter, that is about the highest compliment we can be paid!

Here are some closeups of a few of the blocks & the quilting ....

I love the border on this ... I will be using this sort of feather again!

 Do you see the Butterfly hidden in this design?  I love the way everything turned out!
 The fans were so much fun to quilt and they literally popped into 3d as I  outlined them and added detail.  How fund was that?

Everyone loves the Machine Embroidered applique blocks & truly, they were a lot of fun to make!

Here is a good view of the quilting.  The borders are scrappy!  I saw this at a show at just HAD to finish my mom's quilt this way.   I really had so much fun quilting this one!  I think I really love doing sampler quilts!

You can see how cool the border is and maybe the quilting.  I love the bumpy feathers ... they are just perfect for this lovely quilt!

Well, that's about it right now .... My personal promise is to NOT wait another year before I post on my blog again ... in fact, I have plans to share about some of the great rulers which I have a penchant for ... so let's hear it for Tool Time Tuesday's - coming soon!

aka Aunt Mag