I was humbled to be asked to quilt this quilt for Chris Gilman of WA state. I purchased a pattern from her, Tighten the Tension, and that got her to looking at my site and she decided she would like for me to quilt this beauty. So here it is. Thanks again Chris for having the faith in my quilting to allow me to quilt this wonderful project.
I have been sewing again this week. Plan to finish this wall hanging soon. Tall Tree pattern. It is 72 inches tall! My friend purchased kit last fall at Quilt Extravaganza in Columbus, IN (being held in Seymour this year) from Tree City Stitches from Greensburg, IN. She is a purple fan. I think I enjoy the tiny paper piecing better than the large pieces.
I have been silent for awhile. Not because I have not done any quilting but rather because I have been working on commissioned items that are presents. After these items are presented then I will be able to add updates here.
Today while waiting on the laundry to process I was ironing fabric and tissue for a "Tall Tree". This one is purple. What is not to love about a purple tree?
Hopefully tomorrow will bring more progress on the tree that I can share with you.
I worked on this project Wednesday. It has been knawing at me for years. Thanks to the class I took at Scrappy Patches in Brownstown earlier this year I finally got the nerve to unearth it and get started. I think the rest of the project will be less daunting. Fusible applique is not nearly as scary to me as the paper piecing.
The fabrics are great. Also, I found a die in my papercrafting stash that will cut the 15 circles needed for part of the holly appliques. Cool! Cutting circles with scissors has always been a challenge for me.
Susan and I selected the fabrics and I finally got it finished. She picked it up on Sunday afternoon and sent me this picture. Yeah. We both love it. Runner is made using the Spicy Spiral Tablerunner pattern.
Susan also picked up this cute little number. A watercolor heart. Sweet! Love the fabrics.
A MountainPeek Creation pattern. Aspen turned into Patriotic. A present for my neighbor John. Happy 82nd birthday. Hum....we are twenty years apart.
Winter Cardinals on their birdfeeders. Sold! Thank You!
Here is the barn quilt. It was purchased by Tom even before it was complete. Thank you Tom and Judy. I will deliver it soon.
A one-stop shop hop started today with the main feature being Jenny Doan from MSQC.
A friend and I ventured into Lawrenceburg at what seemed likE was not too long after the sun began peaking over the horizon.
The new event center was the venue. Nice facility.
Jenny spoke for about 2 1/4 hours. She gave us background on her family and showed us many of the quilts which have been featured in tutorials. Ron, her husband, accompanies her and helps with the presentation. It was great to see them again. I had been fortunate enough to meet them in their original shop in MO.
Then there was shopping at the vendor area! Several familiar shops were there and many others I had not been able to visit before. Sharynn's Quilt Box, tree City Stitchers, The Hollyhock, Quilters Garden, and all those new shops provided many temptations. But I resisted fairly well. Three patterns later and we were headed home.
After a wonderful sermon at church this morning and lunch at Cracker Barrel, Jerry and I are home and playing. He is napping in front of the TV with golf on and I am in the sewing room playing with fabric. My nap will come a bit later. :0).