Thursday, October 09, 2008

Sunbonnet Sue Gets Dressed Up

This is a quilt show sample for the CraZy 9 Patch quilt shop booth at the Ramona Quilt Show. The Sues have an up to date look about them but the sweetness of a Sue is still there. These are from a panel. Martha cut the panel up and then put the Sues with a very sunny rail fence. It would be a wonderful baby or little girl's quilt. The back is a blue 30's fabric.

I quilted it with Signature white cotton thread top and bobbin; Warm and White cotton batting and used a panto that my friend Donna passwed along to me when she got her computer setup. The panto is called Fleurs (interlocking).

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Nancy's Irish Chain


This lavender beauty was a joy to quilt. It is done all in lilac, lavender and greens. The color choices are wonderful. I did a Folded Flower quilt for Nancy a few months ago and she chose Quilter's Dream wool batting and a Feather Meander free motion that I learned in a Suzanne Earley class at MQS 2008, The wool gave it lots of loft and she loved it. She gave it to her son and daughter-in-law as a gift and they loved it.

She told me tonight in the class I attend at the high school with her that her son told her that they washed the quilt. They had to leave the house before they could dry it. Fearing that they would forget to dry the quilt later, they folded the wet quilt and put it in the back seat of the car and went shopping. When they returned to the car after shopping, she said the quilt smelled like a wet dog. Yuck! But they rinsed it again and dried it. It did not shrink at all and I am happy to report that the wet dog smell was all gone.




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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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