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Monday, April 29, 2013

Applique borders for BOM/ quilt along

 I havent blogged in 2 weeks. My 92 yr old mother has been with me since Apr 15. While sitting with her and enjoying her company I have been doing hand work, applique on the borders for my 2012 BOM quilt along combo quilt. Only a few leaves to go on the longggggg borders. King size I love all these fabrics so this one will go on our bed when I want a more casual look. I may make pillow shams to go with this quilt.This is the 3rd king quilt I have made for myself, one is all batiks "Batik Puzzle Quilt" and the other is "Blended Medallion" from Marsha McCloskey Blended Traditions. Both are pictured on my blog. All go with my decor and I do love changing quilts often.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

A weekend for borders

A weekend full of paper piecing! 4 border sections are complete. Fabrics auditioned. These paper pieced sections have been turned and flipped and moved around.
Final layout is to be determined!!!
Time to stop for a while.  My Guild meets tomorrow evening so I need to get my agenda ready. Next president should be a much more focused member, this president has way too much family depending on me.
Now my NEWS!!! Our youngest daughter Kayla and husband Kraig are expecting!!! TWINS!!! What a fabulous surprise. Too bad they live 9 hrs away in Albuquerque. Guess I better get really comfortable flying cause she will need me a lot!!! Our other grandchildren were all born here in our hometown. So we saw them everyday and never missed any milestones. Needless to say I will be in ABQ alot!
This week my 92 yr old mother will be staying with me for a while. I have plenty of needleturn applique to keep my hands busy and out of trouble while keeping an eye on mother. I hope the weather will be mild so we can sit on the porch and have a cup of tea and watch the birds. She is in early stage Alhzheimers and is weak from a broken pelvis. Pelvis has healed but the recovery has taken its toll on her.
Happy Quilting!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Progress on "You Little Beauty"

Today I finished blocks for center all sewn together.
                                            Playing with borders and auditioning fabrics. Trying to determine which direction I like. Two more paper pieced borders to make before I finalize. The pattern does not include pattern for borders but does have a drawing with a softly curved section on paper pieced points for a beginning. All four sides are different on the picture included in pattern "You Little Beauty" by Chris Jurd. Chris has encouraged me to create a paper pieced journey throughout the border selections and decisions. Wish me luck!!!
Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New project - "You Little Beauty" pattern by Chris Jurd

 My new project started on Monday April 1st. No foolin! This foundation pieced art quilt really touches my heart and soul. The large paisley print really caught my eye and spoke to me! It said "Buy ME"!
Leaving for Albuquerque for a week to see our baby daughter who is expecting her first child. I need a week's rest after pressing myself to make these blocks in 3 days. Just to prove to myself I could! 5 more blocks to make. The borders are very elaborate. I will post pic of pattern next week.

Happy Quilting!!!