Parts of it are just not looking so good. So, I’m redoing them. The Quiltcon deadline is November 30th.
I’m working on the Quiltcon Challenge quilt using two sewing machines. One is set with the wine color thread and the other with a light thread. Michael Miller Fabrics supplied a nice spring collection for a starter back in September. Photos of the finished quilts are due the end of this month.
My sister-in-law, Vicki, loves the fall. Using what I had here (She sent some a while back) and adding only a background, here is the quilt she received over the weekend. It measures 60″ x 60″. The pattern is Chai Tea from this book. I quilted it with a pantograph called Frolicking Ferns.
Vicki lives near Yosemite and never has even a few leaves in her yard, so this quilt had to soak up all the “fallness” it could in my yard.
Happy Birthday to the USMC today! We are especially proud of our son, Charles, and his seven years of service with the USMC.
Seven weeks after Kevin’s knee issue, we headed out on a backpack. (note: This week, he had an MRI on the knee and was told he has several tears (MCL, ACL) and a hairline fracture. He gets a brace, but no surgery yet.)
Boy Scout Ridge was our destination ~~ again. This time, we knew the wind was going to pick up, but didni’t count on the sand coming through our tent screen and hitting us in the face or the accumulated sand dropping on our faces when we moved in our sleeping bags. Regardless, last night was beautiful and we were on the trail, with headlamps, by 5:15 this morning.
I was amazed at how huge the Big Dipper was in this photo.
This is some of the sand this morning in our tent.
I’m down to quilting the background on the mystery quilt.
Today, I am working on building a back for the top I made in Joyce’s Westside Quilter’s Mystery Class.
My Bernina was just serviced and the tech said it’s good for another 40 years!
Anyone who knows me knows that my daughter’s birthday is today, Day of the Dead. Over the years, she has received many things with “Dia de los Muertos” fabric and beads. This year is no different. I used Sam Hunter’s new book to create the wording and a switch in dimentions on Waffletime for the center to create this 30″ x 40″ quilted piece.
After a day of pampering by her husband (hair cut & color, facial, massage, mani, pedi, new dress & shoes and make-up @ Macy’s), several family members and friends met for dinner on the waterfront.
All morning, I sewed at PMQG’s sew day at Fabric Depot.
Last month, our PMQG president traveled and facebooked about the PDX carpet’s popularity. Immediately, I got to work creating a quilt. It’s not a copyright infringement since I inadvertently added an extra blue square. At the last meeting, I gave Mary Anne one (binding not complete) and the other I finished for a photo session at midnight when I retrieved my daughter from the airport. Both measure 43″ x 46″ and are quilted with straight lines.
Here is a link to the history of the PDX carpet.
My daughter spotted this quilt and asked me to make it for her sister-in-law’s birthday. She and her husband chose the fabric and I got to work. It finishes at 65″ x 86″ and is quilted with a bat pantograph. Melissa is a big Batman fan.
I machine bound the binding and this is something I haven’t done in many years. It turned out ok, but I sure like the look of hand stitching better.