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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Yellow Tulip

Two weekends ago I took a guild class with Grace Errea of Amazing Quilts by Grace.  She has a unique method for raw edge applique.  My class sample was horrible but only because I didn't bring enough or the right color of fabrics.  I thought I had enough batiks in my stash, but apparently I didn't.  So I learned her technique and went right home and put this flower together.  (It is one of her patterns.)



Over a year ago I bought some Aurifil invisible thread but was afraid to use it.  I have used Superior Threads invisible thread before and it always worked well.  But wanted to try this.  I used the clear with my Easter quilt I showed with my last post and it went well so I thought I'd like to give the dark invisible thread a try.  I LOVED IT.

Had a nice visit this past weekend with my younger sister and her hubby and kid and of course my dad and brother and his wife and youngest daughter.  (It was her 13th B-day.)   Had a good visit, ate too much and shopped too much.  It's fun to see what a good looking kid my sisters' boy is.  He had knee surgery a few months ago and he's doing very well from that too.  He's a soccer player and has to not play for a year which I'm sure is killing him.  And my niece is so cute.  A teenager now.  My brother and his wife will have their hands full with her.

This next weekend I go to Wonder Valley Resort for a quilting retreat.  Really looking forward to that.  Hopefully will get my Bonnie Hunter Mystery Allietare top done and my Snapshots top together.  I'll bring a little bit of handwork just in case I get those done and need something to do.  Ha ha.  I always bring way more things to work on than there is time to do them.  But a girl needs options, right?

I finally felt well enough to visit my mother and father-in-law to see how they are doing.  She's doing remarkably well.  She's getting around, with her walker of course, and her memory is somewhat better.  She doesn't remember much about the time she was in the hospital or rehab, has some recollection but is also mixing it with some dreams she must have had.  Just glad she's home and on the mend.

Thanks for looking.

6 comments:

Anna Koelewyn said...

Your flower is beautiful and your quilting is amazing as always!

Sewmuchfun said...

Glad you had a great visit. I will have to try that new thread!

Suzanne Kistler said...

Love the quilting on the tulip! The tulip is nice too, but the quilting is the star. ;) Glad you're feeling better. Have fun at retreat!!

Quiltedtime said...

Your raw edges are absolutely invisible. Great work!

Elaine said...

I have a large quilt from Grace's workshop a couple of years ago. Need to finish it as I have forgotten what i am supposed to do:) Your flower is lovely and I agree with Suzanne-quilting is fabulous. Got my allitare back from quilter-now need to do the binding. have a great retreat.

AfterMath Quilting said...

since I saw the quilt in person, I know it's a tribute to your amazing skill.