Sunday, May 31, 2015

Is anyone still out there?

I can't believe that it has been more than 6 months since I last blogged. There has been a lot going on.
  1. I got a promotion at work! I haven't started the new job yet because I am still working on the old job and training a replacement. But things are looking like I will be training for my new job within the month.
  2. The dogs are all healthy and happy. There were some minor set backs for Max and his back and left shoulder at the end of November, but he is back to his happy self.
  3. I spent most of the winter months quilting with local friends every Friday night. I can't say that I have been wonderfully productive, but I have enjoyed the time with everyone and getting to know them all!
  4. I have been quilting for clients and enjoying the process. I have many pictures to show!
  5. I have finished a couple of my own projects. Again - many pictures to show!
And I have missed my blogger friends and comments!! I haven't even made the time to read many blogs and feel like I have abandoned so many blogs that I enjoyed reading. I think part of the problem is that it is hard to read and leave comments on some of these new devices and my computer at work when I am on a break.

And so I leave you for now with this pic of the pups. They have been my comfort through everything in the past few months! <3 br="">

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Quilt #34 - Laura Beth's Brights

The next quilt I finished was this brights quilt for Laura Beth. I got another bright variegated King Tut thread for the top and used the Bountiful Feathers panto and just loved to see how it quilted out! The colors were all so vibrant and the feathers were perfect on this quilt!




See what I mean?

I used the bright green Bottom Line for the bobbin and it looked awesome on the polka dot backing!


And compared to the last quilt, the quilting was a breeze!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Quilt #33 - Laura Beth's purple and teal birds

I took the month of August off from quilting because work was getting so hectic and I had little energy once I got home.

When I started back to quilting, I worked on this quilt with the Baptist Swirl panto and had some tension issues. I got 5 rows quilted and just wasn't happy with how it was turning out so I took the machine in for service and started ripping out what had already been done.

I used a variegated King Tut thread in the top and a bright green Bottom Line in the bottom and I just wasn't having great results - lots of shredding and breaking of the top thread. So I doused it with Sewer's Aid. It's the first time I have had to use that on thread in the Avante, but once I did, the quilting went much smoother and I was able to get this quilt finished.



I have quilted other quilts since this one and I am happy to report that there are no more machine issues!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Quilt #32 - Jaclyn's hexie quilt

This is the first of three quilts that I quilted for Jaclyn this summer/fall. It is an antique quilt with hexagons and it was hand pieced. I quilted it with an off white So Fine in the top and silver Bottom Line in the bobbin and the Baptist Swirl panto.




There were a few stains and tears on the quilt, but Jaclyn knows how to fix them and is really going to enjoy this quilt!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Quilt #31 - Jennifer's pink baby

The next quilt that I quilted over the summer was this pink baby quilt for Jennifer. I used the Simplicity panto and a red and pink variegated King Tut thread.



I guess the quilting doesn't show up too well in the pictures I took.


But the thread matches nicely and Jennifer was able to gift the quilt to a co-worker for her new baby. :)