Saturday, August 11, 2012

Grateful


I was reading a post on Crazy Mom Quilts which really made me reflect on how grateful that someone took the time to teach me to quilt. Back in about 1996 (which seems like an eternity ago now), Mo Newman took an interest in the quilt top I had of my great grandmothers. She made it come alive like I couldn't believe! She loved to imagine what women's lives were like back then (it was a 30's quilt) and what may have inspired them to quilt, and what they got out of quilting. I got a glimpse into my personal history, and I just ate it up! She also introduced me to a group of ladies that were as crazy as she was about quilting, who are still my quilting buddies today. Who would have thought that so many women were into this "obscure" craft? And hardly any of them were "old ladies!" :-)

Mo's introduction to quilting changed my life! I've had zillions of hobbies over the years, but quilting seems ingrained in me like no other pastime has been. I'm so grateful for the world she opened up to me, and how graciously she taught me and the others around me everything she knew. I owe her so much. But for now I'd like to offer her my sincerest gratitude. Thank you so much Mo!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Baby Quilt for Church

Whew! I volunteered to do the quilting on this quilt a year or so ago... finally it's done! The batting is Hobbs 80/20 - quilting done on my Juki TL98Q. Thread is my favorite - King Tut!

This will go to our babies dedicated at church - we give them one at their dedication service.

The quilt was actually pieced by quilters from our church quilt group - Cherice and Lori did the majority of the work on this one! Nice use of flannel scraps ladies!

Here's a close-up of the quilting.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Syncopated Rhythm - 1st UFO Finished!

Syncopated Rhythm Quilt

Well! First finish of the year! I'm glad Judy over at Patchwork Times picked a small quilt ... I'm sooo out of practice.

Here's a picture of the back, where you can see the quilting a little better. But don't look too close!

Syncopated Rhythm Quilt Back

Several ladies in my quilt group want to UFO along with me... should be fun!