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Sunday, July 25, 2010

My Forever-friend's quilt top

  1. Hello again,  It has taken me a while but I finally got this image uploaded to the blog.  I am trying to use a real camera instead of my phone camera ..... so far, not so good.

This is the quilt my forever-friend (Marcie) and I made while she was visiting here last month.  The fabrics she chose were all jewel toned batiks from Indonesia.  Gorgeous !!!  Working together, we got this queen sized bedspread (110" x 104") done in about 10 days or less.  It is an Eleanor Burns (Quilt In a Day) rendition  of Lover's Knot.

Because Marcie knew she would never get it hand quilted or machine quilted, I finished it for her into a duvet cover using another batik for the back and binding.  That way when she got home she could just slip her current bedding into the duvet cover and immediately have a brand new look for her room.
Presto!! Change-O !!  And there you go !!

I am working on the pillow shams to match now .... but have been a bit side tracked ....

My DD2 that got married in June, has been here for several days with her 2 daughters.  They came to say goodbye as they are moving to the Washington, DC area ....  3000+ miles away.  :-(  Her new hubby is in the Coast Guard and was transferred shortly after their wedding.  She, her 2 DDs and kitties will be driving across country the end of this week.

By the way, the Quilt In a Day shop is about a 1/4 mile from my house.  It has been fun to watch Eleanor's business grow over the years.  Luckily for Marcie, the shop was having a big sale when we went looking for fabric for this ambitious project !!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My apologies

I know I promised to post pictures. I took them but they came out yukky and now I can't find them !!  Will try again this weekend.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

It has been so long...

I have had nonstop company since May.  People coming and going from all over the place.  All people I love seeing and whose company I enjoy, but it is time for a break ..... please!

One visitor was a friend I call my "forever friend" because we have been friends for over 30 years which I find amazing considering how much I moved around over these 30 years.  She has ended up iliving in a place that I grew up in ... Syracuse, NY.   And I have ended up living in her hometown ... San Diego, CA.  I KNOW I got the better deal !

While she was here, I helped her make a quilt top for her bed at home.  She kept saying she was going to take it home to quilt.  I knew I could not do it for her.  After some honest soul searching, she admitted she would never quilt it.  So I finished it into a duvet cover for her with matching shams.  It is lovely!

Despite all my visitors and working at my day-job I stayed true to my comittment to sew.  I did a little here and a little there.  I got the top to my DGD's Pinwheel Party cuddle-quilt finished .... even adding about 10 or 12 extra blocks so it would be the right size for her AND I started my DD1's minkee quilt.  I must have been insane the day I committed myself to that project .... that fabric is hard to work with !!

I promise to post pictures this weekend, but I wanted to pop in and say hello so I can comfortably visit all your blogs and leave a greeting.  Later .......