Well for all you out there looking at quilts, here's a couple I have finally finished! This is for the Quilter's Treasures Challenge. The blue appliqued fabric is the fabric for the challenge. Theme is Ice is Nice.
Mine is called "Cold Currents". Icy waters moving around and carrying ice chunks around in the waves. I love it!
This is now marked and in the frame! It's mine and will be in shows, once I get it done. Seems to be taking me much longer to get things finished! Started this top almost 2 years ago.
But I stopped and made a tutu for a friend so she could wear it at Christmas parties. I wore it to one party. Just having some fun!
And now for something completely different. I'm cutting a duvet in half so Terry and I will have separate covers in the trailer. Fine with me. Got a king duvet from long ago and this is what you do. Baste on the bias tape on either side of where you will cut it in half. So everything is neat and in line. Cut, then sew with machine, turn over the tape and stitch down. Then I noticed that the duvet had very, very little stitching through the layers. So out comes the heavy duty quilting machine and away I went!
Had to find the extra bobbins. You go through thread on the bobbins very quickly! That took about 15 minutes to find those! Wind thread, and GO! Got one side done, then Terry and the dog got home and I had to pay attention to them.... No problem accept the dog wouldn't stop barking! He was very hungry and need to relieve himself. It was raining out... and a wet dog.
Today is bee! Yea! I made a dessert that I have wanted to try. Every start making something and you find the vanilla flavoring has gone bad? Good thing I didn't just dump it in! I really don't cook much. So I wasn't surprised. And the cheesecake should take good without that in it! I added mini chocolate chips instead! Whatever!
We are not going anywhere for Christmas! I love it! Home with the dog and quilting... And my sweet hubby! Last year he did get me that quilting machine. A Brother PQ 1500SL, Project Runway Limited Edition... Notice how machines are now starting to "code" like cars? All letters and numbers? Drives me nuts. I can't remember my phone number, how am I supposed to remember these names that are letters and numbers? Call it the Dragon Edition! Yea, I love that. I got a Dragon quilting machine!
Have a great Christmas time! Call it what you want. Hug everyone. Eat good food and drink what you enjoy! Then get out that rotary cutter and go to town!