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With Milk and Sugar?

I recently had the honor of quilting a gorgeous hand appliqued quilt titled, With Milk and Sugar?,  for my customer and friend, Rhonda.

The hand applique on this piece is just phenomenal and this was such a fun and whimsical quilt to quilt.  This was a Block of the Month from Material Obsession by Wendy Williams.

Here are some of the pictures I took as I was quilting:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This quilt was entered into the Ocean Waves Quilt Guild Quilt Show recently and both of us were so excited that it had won “Best of Show” and a First Place Ribbon.  Congrats to Rhonda!!!

Here is Rhonda in front of her award winning quilt!!

 

At this same show, another customer/friend, Ellen, won ribbons on two of her quilts:

New York, New York won a First Place Ribbon & a specialty ribbon of “Best Use of Color”, and her Gypsy Quilt won a First Place Ribbon.  Congrats to Ellen!!!

Here is Ellen with both of her award winning quilts!!

 

On a side note…..aren’t those ribbons beautiful!!!  This was such a nice show!!!  Well done, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild!!

Happy Quilting!!!

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Things Don’t Always Work Out as Planned!!

Things don’t always work out as planned, do they?  Life is certainly interesting and it always amazes me how things work out in the end.

Earlier this month I was supposed to teach at Birds of A Feather Event in Virginia.  Due to some unforeseen circumstances (I won’t bore you with the details!!), my classes were cancelled.    I was a little disappointed, but in the end it all worked out, as my husband ended up in the hospital, and I probably would have had to cancel anyway.  My husband is doing well, and in the end all worked out for the best!!  I’m a firm believer that when one door closes, another door will open!  I do understand that the Birds of A Feather event was a smashing success!!

I taught a free motion beginner’s class yesterday at Serendipity Quilt Shop in Dagsboro, DE.  This class always does my heart good because most times students come in with a lot of speculation as to whether they can learn this technique or not…..and they end up leaving with smiles on their faces and a confidence in their new skills!!  It’s always fun to see quilters discover free motion quilting, no matter if they are on their domestic machines or a longarm.

I wanted to share a few quilts with you that I have recently completed, as this wouldn’t be fair to hold back on that part of my posts…..now would it!! 🙂

Pat’s Dresden Wall Hanging that is currently being displayed at the Greenbelt Courthouse.

Ellen’s Firefly Quilt

A sneak peek of Ellen’s newest NY Beauty Quilt.

My banner for when I go to shows.

These two pictures are from my latest quilt.  I will post more pictures when I am able to get it totally finished.

I hope everyone is enjoying this warm weather…..in February no less!!!!

Happy Quilting!!

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The Last of A New Age!!

Well, I recently finished my fourth and final New Age Block of the Month Customer quilt.  Phew!!!!  They all turned out wonderfully, and ended up being all so different from each other.  I thought you might like to see them all together and see how different they are.  Pattern is by Nancy Rink.

This latest one belongs to Janet and she designed and added borders to make it larger!!  It turned out wonderful!!!

This next one belongs to Peggy.

Then this one belongs to Virginia.  

The last one belongs to Eileen and she wanted to go with a Southwest look.

 

Here they are all together……

It just goes to show you how the same quilt pattern can turn out such different and beautiful quilts!!!  It makes me think of people…..and how we are all the same….yet different….and that’s the beauty of the human race!!!!

Happy Quilting!!!

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Merry Christmas and some Eye Candy!!!

Merry Christmas to everyone!!!  I hope that you have a safe, happy and healthy Holiday season!!!

I haven’t had much time to write lately, but I wanted to share a few quilts with you that I recently worked on. I hope you enjoy the eye candy!!!

Here is Debbie’s quilt, which she patiently waited until I could use it to practice computerized edge to edge quilting on the ProStitcher!!  I had been putting this off for awhile, as it was a little intimidating for this free motion girl, but I have to say it went better than I anticipated.  Debbie did a really beautiful job making this quilt!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This next quilt is from Pat.  We decided that we would keep it fairly simple as far as quilting goes, as it was going to her son, we didn’t think he would appreciate too much custom work.

This last quilt is from Nancy.  This is called Sea of Love (It’s a play on Storm at Sea) and we wanted everything except the hearts to be flowing!!  I think it worked!!

 

Again, I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Happy Quilting!!!!

 

 

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