This first one was given as a comfort quilt for a neighbor who had prostate surgery.
The colors are pretty wild but they are masculine enough. I think the yellow/green batik (is that Tiger or Zebra print?) plays fantastically w/the multi-color fabric which makes me think of colorful outer space but I had trouble choosing the fabric for the thin sashing.
I think it turned but good, but honestly I didn’t love it until after I quilted and washed it.
The second quilt I made for a receptionist at my chiropractor’s office as a thank you for a super kind gesture.
The quilts were inspired by this pattern. I quilted both on Esperanza, and practiced free motion quilting inspired by Christina Cameli of @afewscraps. Both quilts were well received.
Until next time, happy stitchin’ and God bless!
A Thread for Life
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17 ESV
I had an amazing week out of office a few weeks back! It was approximately 97% work-free and it was glorious!
It started with a 4 day/night visit w/my daughter and the grands.
And then it was total “me time”!
I slept in everyday. “Slept in” meaning I woke up whenever my eyes opened w/o an alarm.
I took down the Christmas Tree and thoroughly cleaned my house for the first time since I moved in. I also caught up on my laundry.
I took Moe to the park a couple of times.
I made beef and barley soup and had a friend over for dinner.
On another night, I met a different friend for dinner at Margarita’s.
I spent time in the sewing room and finally finished this Legendary quilt top for a friend and sent it and the pillow cover off to the quilter.
Then I did some selfish sewing. I had to make myself a Star Burst Tree Skirt! I saw it all over Instagram during the holidays. I used a modified version of this tutorial. It’s QAYG (quilt as you go). I was able to finish the top and will soon finish, finish it differently than the tutorial suggests.
And while I did all that sewing, I finished three audio books.
For the last several years I’ve challenged myself to read more books than the year before. Last year my goal was 36 and thanks to me finally taking the time to figure out how to listen to audio-books, I finished the year with 47 reads! Yes, I count audio-books as reads! My goal this year is 60.
I also got a deep tissue massage and a facial! It was definitely time well spent and I’m very grateful for all of it!
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, Happy Stitchin’ and God Bless!
A Thread for Life
Better one handful with rest than two handfuls with effort and a pursuit of the wind. Ecc 4:6