Big finish

Or should I say big quilt finally finished…and I finally got a good picture of it. Still working on getting the lighting right. Its hard to get a good picture when the quilts are so big the only place to take them is out side on the deck. This is the another batik panel quilt, the panels are from  Artist Artifacts  just wonderful.

close up of the center.

I seem to be making everything large these days. Even though I made a pledge to myself to do only small things…lol The last 2 project have been large queen size quilts. They have gone onto my to be finished pile. Its now back up to 8 + needing to be quilted and bound…

The weather was a bit less humid on Sunday so we went to Lewis Ginter Gardens and had a lovely time walking around, and of course lunch in the Tea Room. The Holyhocks  were as large as my head.

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Almost Summer

Its already hot here in Virginia. Thanks goodness for my sewing room and AC.

I worked madly all last week to finish a lap quilt for a friend of mine in the hospital. They are Scotty dog fans and have 2 sweet puppies. Since John can’t see them I made a quilt so they’ll always be around. This was a fun and easy quilt to do. Started it at the Country School Quilters Saturday sew day and finished it up in time to deliver it on Fathers Day the following Sunday.

I’ve also been busy making fidget mats for the CVAMQG community giving project. I’m up to 8 so far. Now I think I’ll make some walker tots. I started with a baby quilt that I made from left over pieces of hand dyed fabric from Vicki Welsh. Beautiful fabric. I cut the top up into quarters and added some playful bits and sandwiched it up.

On the garden front the flower boxes and pots are doing well on the deck. Love all the colors! We’ve been enjoying dinners out there once the sun is behind the trees.

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The Sun is shining!

And I love it! The air is chilly and refreshing, beautiful fall day. I’ve been working on a bunch of stuff and took a wonderful trip to Asheville NC this summer for my mothers 90th birthday. We all gathered there to celebrate. Biltmore is well worth the trip.
This was the view while we ate breakfast, just wonderful.

I made several charity quilts this summer and have a pictures of one of them, this one is actually quilted, bindings on and labeled. It is a pattern by Brenda Ratliff from the Modern Quilt Guild website. All our members made blocks and we had so many we made two quilts. I forgot to take a picture of it finished, but here’s the top on my design wall…

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working away

And having fun!

The Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild is doing a quilting bee with Carolyn Friedlander Envelope pattern. I started mine on a Tuesday night and by the end of that weekend I had a top. This was a fun pattern and it went together very nicely. I decided to use bright colors and white a back ground. Now I need to quilt it. Or should I say add it to the pile.
Wanda and Ann were also working away on theirs.
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The storms that came through were pretty wild. I was outside and looking west ish doesn’t look good…Lots of rain and wind, but no damage. Just lots of standing water.

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