Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Machine Quilting Fun!

Hi all!

I hope that you are all enjoying this hot weather!  Here in the Ottawa Valley it is extremely humid and hot!  Too hot to want any fabric touching me.  So, when a friend asked if she could drop off a quilt with me to quilt for her I said sure!  I don't have to be touching the fabric to quilt it on the frame ;-)

 

Isn't it a beauty??!!  I absolutely love the fabrics - they really POP!

 

I spent a couple of days quilting this for her - not because it was difficult or anything - but because once I got to the black it was later in the day and harder to see; so, I finished it up the next day.  Isn't it beautiful!  I am really happy with how it turned out.

 

I quilted this in a  60 wt variegated red to white thread in an all over meander wave pattern in the center and then switched to a 50 wt black for the borders.  Here you can really see the quilting on the back.  The fabric is actually black but it didn't really photograph well :-(   I love how striking  the thread is on the back (in real life LOL).

I hope that you are all enjoying this summer weather!  Anything quilty in the works?

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Charity Bags

I thought that I would share this photo with you all.

 

This is a shot of the area behind my quilting frame where I have been storing some of our guild charity quilts.  Cool huh?!  The closest to us are the hospice quilts that are completely finished and ready to go.  Thrre are about 8 still to come in this month.  The farther ones are all preemie quilts!  So far we have 120 to donate to our local NICU!!  I am so thrilled!

But, I will say, I am looking forward to ALL of these quilts getting OUT of my quilting room LOL!  Although, I love to do charity work - the quilts have taken on a life of their own and are taking up a lot of room in my sewing room ;-)