Wow has it really been over 2 years since I blogged? Did I finish any quilts except my grandson's in all this time?
What I have been doing is photography-was working full time and almost a year to the day recovering from a major wrist injury .
Amish Insanity Tumbling blocks is almost finished to the top part :) and I started another Pineapple Blossom quilt.
I Sept I had the fun of being a press photographer for the Farm Aid concert for hubby's emagazine - hopefully soon I'll have a few pics to show
A couple finishes from last week and the week before. Both are from leftover pieces from quilts made over the summer.
Quilting really took a back seat to photography this summer. But I'm glad to say with the holidays approaching the sewing/quilting has resumed. Right now I'm doing a couple of wall hanging using Bonnie Hunter's star struck pattern. One is being hand quilted and one is in pieces- hoping to be a filmsy tonight. Also doing a paper pieced pineapple table runner for me.
I've been terribly busy with photography and trying to find a job all summer.
In June the state of NJ allowed the Civil Union of same sex marriages. My sister and her partner signed up the first day. SO all summer I've been working on this quilt. Their colors are black and white.
It was "supposed" to have a piano key border too but in following the directions in the book - or at least as I understood them I got a center 8x9 instead of 7x8. If I had put the piano key border on it would have been too big for my frame so......
There are a bunch of good pics on my photography blog- or on my facebook page for those that do the facebook thing :)
I also had a few friends pass away this summer from different kinds of cancers- some got quilts -some just went too quickly ( like in 6 weeks from diagnosis) seriously- it's all too quickly
It's been almost a month since I posted last- such a bad blogger I know :( But I can honestly say it's because I've been busy actually sewing and quilting.
I didn't think I'd have so many quilts finished with hubby out of work still- scrimping and saving for backing fabrics and batting but much to my sheer amazement- the batting fairy visited me last week. I kid you not- a 40 yard roll of warm and natural was delivered to my house- no names on the paperwork except mine- THANK YOU BATTING FAIRY
My friend Maureen is starting chemo today. I made her a quilt to take with her. Poor thing broke her hip jumping down off the PET Scan table last week. If you could all keep her in your prayers. Finish #12
I had a request from a little friend for a quilt. Seems I made one for her brother when he was born but I didn't know the family when she was born. Tinkerbell fabric has been sitting here since I worked at Joann's many moons ago - but I can happily say it's all gone now :) Finish #11
and I finished both wall hangings- I hand quilted mine in baptist fans and machine quilted one for my aunt. She liked the design so much when I was making them. Things you do when we lost cabe/internet and landline phones during the last Noreaster.
finish 9 and 10 On a sad note- we had to put down DD's cat , Cyd Vicious down yesterday. She was 16 y/o and we had her for just over 11 of them. She developed a huge tumor that she would lick till it bleed and I didn't want her to be out somewhere and it burst and we'd never know what happened. The vet set she had tumors throughout her insides too. RIP my friend- we will miss you.