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Monday, January 18, 2016

Finally - I've finished a couple quilts and another year-end list

The tops have been done for quite a while and they have been pinned since before Thanksgiving.  But I finally finished these 3 quilts.

The first one is my Farm Girl Vintage.  I participated in the Farm Girl Vintage sew along last year through Fat Quarter Shop and decided to use fabrics I already had.  These blocks are made from mostly some older Fig Tree fabric lines.




I also participated in a Twisted Blossom sew along through Sew Kind of Wonderful.  I used some Alison Glass Sun print fabrics I was hoarding.




And last but not least, it's the Christmas quilt.  The one I made for our guilds boutique (that was last October) that a lady requested the year before.  She contacted me before the boutique and I sent her a picture of the top - she said it was too pink and too small.  It covered my king sized bed.  I won't make one bigger. So this one will be on sale at the next boutique for anyone who wants it.




I'm currently machine quilting a quilt for a friend.  It's a blue work embroidery piece and I LOVE IT.  I hope I do her beautiful handwork justice.

I have been coming home late the last week because I stop at the hospital every day to visit my mother-in-law.  Last week Tuesday she fell and broke her hip.  She had surgery Thursday night and was moved to a rehabilitation center today.  She's 86 year old and is not very physically strong and hasn't been for a while.  Her mind has gone poor thing.  I hope this rehab can get her at least up to take care of herself.  My dear father-in-law spends the night with her at the hospital and my husband takes over in the morning so Al can go home and get some much needed rest.  I tried to take a few hours off their schedule this weekend but since I work full time, I just can't help more during the week.  But they seem to have worked it out.

I leave Wednesday morning for my annual trip with some buddies to the Road to California quilt show in Ontario, CA.  We stop at a couple stores on our way down and then two glorious days at the show.  We are all taking a Sew Kind of Wonderful class on Friday.  I have my stuff sort of packed.  At least some stuff is out and ready to be packed.  They luckily supply sewing machines so that is one less thing I need to worry about.

I'll check in when I get back and show you what I got and my class work.

Edited my post to add my list of quilts I want to make.  I updated it for 2016 but this was my final list of 2015.  There were some finishes there.


Thanks for looking.

2 comments:

Chantal L. said...

Twisted Blossoms is gorgeous. You did an awesome job quilting all these beauties. So sorry to hear about your MIL. Wish her a speedy recovery and that all turns out well. ;^)

AfterMath Quilting said...

The quilts turned out great. Your Farm Girl Vintage inspired me to at least purchase the book! Maybe one day I'll actually make some of the blocks.
So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. This is not an easy time for you.
Are your trips to R2CA jinxed? I'm remembering last year.
Take care!!