Monday, November 30, 2009

'Tis the Season

I've been trying to hold out for December 1 to post this quilt, but I guess we are close enough now. Thanks, Georgeann for letting me quilt this ! She did a beautiful job of piecing, and appliqueing. If you click on the picture for a close up, you can see the white and off white log cabin blocks and if you look real close in the white blocks you can see the quilted holly and berries. She used many different white and off white fabrics for this quilt, and it really is so gorgeous. I'm thinking that someday, I would like to make one like this for our house !

This quilt sure put me in the Christmas mood.

Here's hoping all your Thanksgivings were happy, and that you all are getting in the Holiday Spirit !

Now I need to get a crackin' there's more Christmas quilts to be quilted !

Monday, November 9, 2009

Be Grateful

Hi All,

I just finished quilting this quilt and thought it was a good time of year to add it to my blog as a reminder to be grateful for all that we have been given. My customer, Kathy did a beautiful job of piecing and applique-ing, and I can't wait to see it when she gets all the embellishments added to it. A special thanks, Kathy, for leaving the embellishment off until after I had it quilted !
A little "Be Patient" reminder for all of us. . . . . . . it is a virtue, you know ! If you look carefully, or enlarge, maybe you can see my new favorite quilting pattern. . . nested hearts. I will add a picture of the back of the quilt below that shows them better. . .

Here's a shot of the 4 borders.

Here is the back of the quilt showing the nested hearts. . . I just love this stitch. I see there is a little of the border showing at the bottom too. .. By the way, the backing is flannel. . .oh so warm and cozy !
On the homefront here. . . I have been busy "Being Grandma" with our 5 yr old grandson visiting for a little over a week. What a good little boy, and we have been thoroughly enjoying every precious moment with him. At the same time, we've been cleaning up the garden, getting ready for winter, having bluegrass band practices and jams, and now deer hunting has started ! No snow here yet, we are enjoying daytime temps in the 50's but I am sure that will soon change.
So, now, don't forget to "Be Patient" " Be Kind" " Be Trustworthy" " Be Grateful" and just " Be Good" ! And. . . enjoy this season of Thankfulness. . .