Friday, June 8, 2012

It’s Been Awhile

My life has been pretty dull and boring lately which is my excuse for not blogging. 

I did get my Wonky Stars top finished and it now needs to be quilted.

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This was a really fun quilt to make and there might be another one of these in my future. 

A good friend of mine was stressing over one of her tops.  She bought a kit last year when we were in Paducah, and unlike me, got busy and got it made.  She had tried quilting it herself but just wasn’t happy, so I offered to do it for her.  As you know, I don’t quilt for others as it just makes me too nervous.  I’m always paranoid that the cat will throw up on the top or my machine will leak oil all over a top.  Neither of these things have ever happened, but there is a first time for everything and it would be my luck that it would happen on someone’s precious top!

As soon as I saw her top I thought it needed some swirls to give movement to the sharp lines so this is what I did.

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She entered it in a local quilt show and it won a ribbon!!!!  This is what she wrote on her description which almost had me in tears.

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Hopefully you can click on the picture to enlarge it so you can read what it says.

We saw some lovely quilts at the Show.

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These are my friends Julie, Lee and Diane – and Diane is pointing to the quilt behind so that you’ll think she made it – she didn’t Smile but it is a gorgeous quilt!

I’ve always liked this quilt – it has been hanging in a local quilt store for a while – until Diane pointed out to me that it doesn’t line up.  It’s not the quilter’s fault, the pattern is designed that way, but since she pointed it out, now that just screams out at me.

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Look at the star points and you’ll see what she means.

Isn’t this just too cute!

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This was one of my favourites and just goes to show you how much my taste has changed since I started quilting.  I wasn’t a big fan of Civil War fabrics but now I’m always drawn to the quilts made from them.

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This is such a distinctive style made by award winning quilter Carol Goddu – just look at the detail!

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Here are a couple more of my favourites.

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You know I love scrappy!

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Our Guild’s Quilt Show is running this weekend – if you live in the area, please drop in as there is a lot of talent in our Guild!  Here’s a link to all the details.  I’ll be there all day tomorrow, so if you see me, please say hello!

It took me 3 years to get this to bloom the first time, but I’m thrilled that it’s blooming again just 5 months from the last time!

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Wednesday is my Mum’s 90th birthday.  There is absolutely nothing we can do for her or give her to celebrate as her condition has deteriorated so much.  All we can do is remember her in more pleasant times and hope for an end to her suffering.  This was taken on her 80th birthday – Happy Birthday Mum, I love you.

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2 comments:

Joan said...

I LOVE the Wonky Stars quilt...there's definitely one of those in my future. And the Crooked Mile quilt is stunning!

I envy you having quilting friends to hang out with, wish you didn't live so far away!

And I can't see what you mean about that quilt not lining up. Do tell, please!

I cut back the orchid I got at Christmas and it's growing a new branch with a few buds on it. They're quite amazing.

Enjoy the quilt show tomorrow, I wish I was there with you!

quiltmom said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of the quilt show- there were two local shows in the past two weekends but I am in the throes of writing report cards so was not able to get to either one of them. I love the quilting that you did on your friend's quilt. It is a beauty. I also love one of the other scrappy ones that is somewhat similar in design- The sea of color that happens when a quilt is made of scraps always brightens my day.
Happy Birthday to your mother.
I need to get back to writing some more reports,
Regards,
Anna