Monday, December 20, 2010
I love love love stitching feathers, and this time i even enjoyed the ruler work.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I just finished this quilt for Joanie. She is so generous - she gives away almost all of the quilts she makes. There are some quilts that cannot be pried from hands. I really admire her and quilting modes. She rarely has two quilts unfinished at the same time. She likes to continue working on one until it is complete. This quilt will be given to a new baby.
I quilted this for Peggy. We used to trade quilting for binding services, until I found a neat way I could attach my bind very quickly while still on the longarm frame. Several of my friends and I used to travel approximately an hour away to quilt shop where we participated in monthly 'strip club' sessions. The shop owner would give us directions the month before, and we would purchase the strips along with some accompanying material to make a top. It was fun, and we made many, many quilts that way. It was nice to have the fabrics coordinated for me, with directions, as those are two things I struggle with - making decisions!
Home of the Brave is an organization which makes quilts to be presented to the families of soldiers who have died while on active duty. The quilts are replicas of Civil War sanitation blankets. My organization is based where I live in California, and our coordinator presents these quilts to families in Orange County, San Diego County, and Kern County.