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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Mississippi snow man.....and more quilts......










Like most parts of the country...we have had a cold winter...and even got some snow. Now this guy is a pretty pathetic looking snow man....but he made me laugh. Some college students in the neighborhood..probably from Florida....worked awfully hard to put him together. I had to snap the photo. I am growing weary of the cold, damp, gray days...as it has impeded my extra job, ie. quilting for others. It takes forever to heat up my building so that my machine will run. But I have done a couple of quilts since last post. One has already been delivered...a sweet vintage one, just simple squares. Looked like made from the grandmothers dresses. But I just finished a stunner.....made by Martha Dubard of Louisville Mississippi. Her applique is divine. I enjoyed the challenge of quilting this one. Not that I love super custom quilts.I actually enjoy doing what I call semi custom... ind. blocks..with borders. But the fine, super close quilting made me a bit nervous. I am still so new...lots of mistakes, stops and starts. But I am getting more comfortable all the time doing newer things to quilts. I am so excited to be able to see some of our grands in the next couple of weeks. Always a pleasure....now just need to get caught up on the quilting. I have a stack of customer quilts to finish, and a few more of my own, I'd love to get done. The red and gold quilt is a simple turning 20 quilt, gift for a sister.... she will get it soon, on the next visit to Pennsylvania. I need to finish at least 5 more..... before I go again, if I want to gift the sisters all at the same time. Sure wouldn't want any of them to think I was showing favoritism! Have a great day. I am off to watch olympics and work on some Dear Jane blocks. I am so behind.

11 comments:

Jackie said...

You did such a fantastic job on both quilts. They are lovely. The snowman made me laugh too.

Quilts on Bastings said...

They are stunning quilts - I particularly like what you have quilted on the applique quilt.

Jackie said...

I love the snowman!

The quilts are wonderful. I really like the swirls on the Turning 20 quilt. I like the curves with the straight lines a lot!

Rhonda said...

OMG! What great quilting. I've just now found your blog and have been looking a all the wonderful machine quilting you have done. Great job!!!!!
Take care.

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

That background quilting on the applique quilt is amazing!!

Micki said...

The quilts are wonderful!
Micki

Libby said...

Winter will end soon, right? I know I'm ready *s*

Karan said...

LOL @ the dinky snowman. :0)
I'm with you - so want Spring to be here. Oh the applique quilt is gorgeous. Love the colours & patterning on the one for your DSis. Hope you manage to catch up soon. :0)

ivoryspring said...

Lovely quilting, Colleen!!!

ivoryspring said...

Hi Colleen,

Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hi! Your kind comment made my day!!!

I started machine quilting on my home machine in 2007, and I have had a lot of fun doing it... :)

prashant said...

They are stunning quilts
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