Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Batik Big Fat Queen

Funny name, huh? The name of the pattern or for that matter, the pattern itself does not matter to me as long as I can make it with these wonderful watery blue and green batiks.
It makes me feel like I am floating in the bluest water.

I want that job

I just recieved my first order of Aurifil thread. I've been wanting to try this thread for a while. When I found it on Red Rock Threads, I had to order it.

My criteria for buying these particular 1422 yd spools was the name of the thread. Yeah, I used to buy wine because I liked the bottle, too. So the thread had these wonderful names. I would love to have that job. Who wouldn't want to be the person who thinks up the names for thread. Sometimes the names are like the color, sometimes it evokes a feeling or a memory. I want to have that job.

Left to right back row: Dusty Moss, Bronze, and Muddy Blue
Front row: Desert Cactus, Azalea and Peapod Green

Chinese Coins Project

I have made 2 of these Chinese Coins and still have not quilted them. I found these tranquil fabrics that are perfect for a Chinese Coins quilt with that brown background. Yummy.

This would make a great Christmas present. Or is it just another one of my PIGS?(Project In Grocery Sacks)

My Aching Back

No truly, my back aches. It's my own fault. I went to both Walmart and Costco on the same day. There is something about their concrete floors that just makes my back hurt. But this time it was much worse.
I had already planned to stay home from work waiting for the windshield replacement guy to fix the big wavy crack in my windshield that I picked up on Saturday. So I slept in until 7:30. But when I woke up I found that I could not move without this stabbing pain at the base of my spine. What's up here? I was so glad that nobody was home to hear me cry like a baby from the pain. After much air-sucking and whimpering, I made it to the bathroom and swallowed 2 Tylenol. Everything had to move in slow motion with a lot of grunts, ow's and more whimpering.
I don't think that I will be getting much quilting done today.

Bandana Cowboy

This is one of three 3 quilts that Lyn brought me.

This sweet little quilt is for Lyn's grandson. It is all done in bandana and star fabrics. She chose Yee-Haw panto by Rita Galaska. It has steer heads, star and cactus in the panto and quilts up quickly. I used a blue thread from Sew-It-All in the top and in the bobbin.

Redwork Santas

This quilt is just adorable. Cathy, the piecer, did the redwork. It is all different Santas. The sashing and borders are santas with lots of flowing beards. The back is royal blue. What, royal blue. Then I noticed the little pieces of background behind the bearded Santas is blue. I used Superior So Fine It's a Boy ( a light baby blue) in the bobbin so it really shows on the back but at least it is still in the blue family.

I decided to try Superior Highlights thread in silver for the front of the quilt. I outlined the Santas and then stippled inside the blocks. I used lots of windy swirls in the borders and sashing. Quilter's Dream Select batting.

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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  • The Help (Kindle)
  • The Appeal by John Grisham
  • Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (again) by Harper Lee
  • Bleachers by John Grisham

This is called Fruit Cocktail

This is called Fruit Cocktail
It is all batiks