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Happy Father's Day to everyone. I have many fond memories of my father and father-in-law, who have both been gone for many years now. They were both remarkable men and are missed.
Being Father's Day, I made some of my husband's favorite foods and tried to cater to him and wait on him but I ended up getting the better end of the deal today!!! I was having some trouble with the lighting over my longarm machine and today my dear husband installed all new LED track lighting over my machine for me. I am thrilled to have more and better lighting for working on quilts.
This is a wallhanging I gave to one of my teacher friends as we returned to school today. When her son was born a couple of years ago, I made a quilt for him using these Farmall Tractor fabrics. She recently had a beautiful baby girl. I made this wallhanging for the now big brother and the following quilt for his new sister.
The center panel shows several Farmall Tractors in a barnyard scene while the two outer blocks are framed four-patches made with a white on white and the Farmall print.
I wish you all a new year full of happiness, good health, and lots of quilts!!!
Today I had the opportunity to meet a new quilting friend. She was delivering a package to my house and noticed my license plates ( I DO QLTS ). She is a quilter and we have alot in common. What a nice way to end this year and begin the next.
We had a wonderful Christmas. Our children and their families came to our house. We ate, we talked, we laughed, we were all in the same place enjoying each other's company. I can't think of anything better. I hope you were able spend some time with family or friends as well. Of course, after the family left and the dishes were done, I zipped downstairs and got some quilting done.
I provided fabric squares (I cut these 8½" this time for a 8" finished square) and pens (I like using Micron Fabric Pens) at the party and let the guests work their magic. I am always amazed with the variety of ideas people express on their square....everything from a simple "Congratulations" to elaborate poems and drawings.
At the end of the evening I collected the squares, took them back to my studio and worked my magic!!
My husband and I are thrilled that we are grandparents and have celebrated the birth of our third grandchild. This new little baby boy bundle of joy, of course, needs to have quilts!!! Since he was receiving his first quilts, I decided to make a new quilt for his big sister too.
A dear friend and I have been getting together for a sewing day here and there during my summer break. I have been on a Tumbler kick and thought this project was perfect for the Fourth of July. Admittedly, we should have started a little sooner! They will, however, make a nice display for Labor Day and next year's patriotic celebrations.
Such a cute wall-hanging! It is made using four inch tumblers. You need to cut nine blue tumblers, twenty-six red tumblers and twenty-one white tumblers ( I used white-on-white prints). I added a four inch border on all sides and used the border fabric for the backing as well.
It seems like it took forever for summer to get here this year. Our school year didn't end until June 12 due to all of the snow days we used during our cold, snowy winter. I used the beginning of last week to finish packing my classroom and completing the required end-of-the-year paperwork and report cards.
We have had a terrible amount of rain so I have not been able to do the yard work I had hoped to accomplish by now but I've been able to start some of the indoor projects.
Cutting leads to sewing and before I knew it I had created a little doll quilt for my granddaughter. She will be two years old in May and is loving her baby dolls and stuffed animals.
I added a narrow white border and used a lavender and white backing. Even though this is a very small project, I quilted it on my longarm machine in a Wandering Loops design.
This special little quilt will be well loved and well used.....for now, to wrap up a stuffed animal puppy!
Spring and Easter have always meant new hope, new beginnings and new life to me. This year they have an even deeper meaning of all of those things to me and I have great cause for celebrating life.
Shortly after the last time I shared with you, my husband slipped and fell on the horrible ice that was everywhere around us during our winter in the Midwest. The paramedics reacted quickly and brought him to the nearest hospital. After a few days, and not thorough care, he was released and we came home. He continued to get worse and had some complications. Next came a trip to Urgent Care and after more complications, a stay in another hospital where they found that he had broken his back and had a serious head injury and bleeding, all from the fall.
Happy New Year! I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.
I have had a very busy fall. This school year has been hectic to say the least. I've had to have some car repairs done and I finally had to retire the sewing machine I used daily. I can't complain as it gave me good service for 40 years! I moved a different machine to the "workhorse" position and bought a new machine with up-to-date embroidery features. The new machine connects to a computer but I have been having alot of trouble with my old computer and had to give in and buy a new computer! I see where they got the saying "When it rains it pours"!