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Another (Sort Of) Finish

This is what I have been working on lately and I finally finished my part. (The picture doesn't show it all the way finished tho.)  This is our guild's (Common Threads Quilt Guild - Hanford/Lemoore, CA) opportunity quilt and I was asked to machine quilt this.  I said yes.  It was a labor of love.  I thought I did pretty good for an amateur- but don't look too close.  This was done on my home machine (Bernina 640) with the feathers in Superior Thread's Nature Color and Rainbow thread and the rest in Bottom Line. 

I do get to cross off something from my resolution list on the right there.  Now on to my own projects.   The first thing I have to do is make a fleece hat and neck cowl for my younger sister.  She picked the fabric out at Christmas and I feel I better get that to her before the weather warms up.  Oh, wait, she lives in the Seattle, WA area so she needs it for a lot longer than us Californians. :) 

Had my friendship group Loose Threads meeting on Monday.  However, I didn't do the project this month.  I was just too busy with some other stuff and being gone for a few weekends to help my folks.  Since I'm a working girl, I do a lot of my work on the weekends and when you're gone, there goes your sewing time.  It was my friend Anna's birthday, it's rude to say how old, but we each made a piece of a snake quilt 52" long to give her.    Here she is looking at the part I made for her.  I applique'd her blog name on my section.  "Anna: The Artist Within". 

Our group is working on the Fearless Design  book and here are the other girls pieces. 

Adena's is the first, Anna's is the second one and Sara did the last.  Speaking of Sara, she started her own blog too.  She's an amazing artist and her blog will highlight of her art.  Here's her blog.   


  1. Wow Barb! What fabulous quilting work on your Guild quilt. Don't you wish there was a better way of crossing out the projects you have completed? That is part of my satisfaction of making a list... crossing off the completed items. And your sister up north could still use her fleece hat although we have had the warmest January on record... makes me nervous for February!

  2. I can't believe you did the quilting on your home machine! It looks fabulous.

  3. You did a fantastic job! I strive to be you!

  4. OMG what a beautiful quilt and fabulous job of quilting. I have serious envy at your quilting skill. I'd buy some chances on this!


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