When I finish the ones above, I will start on my stash of other projects just for fun.
Batik Flair Jelly Roll, Tree of Life Quilt, Convex Illusions, Thread Catcher, Crossed Canoes, Months by Debbie Mumm, NOEL, Love Letters, Magnolia Art Glass, By the Bunch, Lotus Quilt, Abundant Grace Kit, Glacier Star, Salsa Batiks Layer Cake, Moda Ahoy Me Hearties, Forever Green Christmas BOTM, Enchanted Pond Jelly Roll, Scripture Panel Quilt, Corner of 5th & Fun, Quatrefoil, Rainforest & My Santa Clause Panel.
When done, I will sell my longarm & close this unexpected & amazing chapter of my life.
Too much of a good thing is too much.
Dec 01: Prepping. Using BAM panto at 5" with Medium Brown thread which shows as a dark gold.
Dec 02: Loaded ready to quilt.
Dec 03: Quilting. Stopped to remove stitching inside the white reindeer. Much better. Since I'm doctoring this a bit, I put a bit of accent under Santa's face & to stitch around it rather than through it. Quilted.
Nov 15: This is a second small quilt like this Table Topper - Quilted 11/11/2014. WIll quilt it the same way using My Sine Curve for snow effect.
Nov 26: Prepped & loaded.
Nov 27: Quilting...snow all over this quilt. Quilted & shipped.
On Saturday, Nov 9th, my dear friend & head of a most special family passed away.
Duane was the neighborhood grader
who kept our roads & driveways cleared in winter & maintained all year.
Duane was a classic mountaineer, hard worker, solid in faith, family man, faithful friend.
I met Duane on July 24, 2003, the day grading began on my lot.
Wish I had met him a few weeks earlier before I was under contract.
Within a year of longarming I started making quilts for this family.
I say this to say above all how special this entire family is to me.
Trivette Family Quilts
Duane (2), Duane's wife Marie (2),
Duane & Marie's son Tony, Tony's wife Lori, Tony's son TJ,
Duane & Marie's son Charles, Charles' son Caleb,
Charles' wife (then) Myra, Myra's daughter Vanessa, Myra's dad.
Still not through--Duane & Marie's daughter Denise & some grand-kids need quilts.
oh, plus a few commissioned quilts Marie gave friends
Log Cabin - Quilted 11/25/2019
Nov 21: Dee called getting a bit anxious about her quilts. Decided to go ahead and prep this one.
Nov 22: Loading. Oops. Realized I have no Natural White thread. Ordered some. While loading, I realized I cut the batting the width of the top rather than the back. Hmm. Re-cut the batting.
Nov 23: Finished loading. Quilting. Have a couple of remnant spools with just enough thread to get started. Sewing the top border. Started having problems quilting the blocks. Put in distress call to Intelliquilter.
Nov 25: Quilting nicely. Finished the center & bottom border. Unloaded the quilt. Squared it. Reloaded sideways. Quilting the side borders as I type.
Nov 22: Cut the batting.
Dec 05: Prepping & loading. Backing wasn't square so that was extra work.
I drove to Greensboro to see a dear friend, Munirah, to work with her granddaughters planning quilts they would like. And to get one of her awesome haircuts. NO ONE else has cut my hair the way I like it, the way I feel like me, for nearly 20 years.
The moment I entered her home at 2 PM, I was greeted by, not just by Munirah, but by her sister, Samira, too. It was as if I had entered a whole new world. Awesome home. Aura of peace. Compatible sisters sharing a home. Before the girls arrived, Munirah brought out her 2013 Red & White Twister Quilt. Next thing I knew Samira was brainstorming for a quilt for her bed.
We planned quilts in that whirlwind of activity & excitement from 2-6 PM. Samira ordered pizzas. We concluded our day in fellowship around the table. I had a quiet 2 hour drive home then sat down to capture the details in writing. Five hours later, I could rest.
Two Years in the Making
WoW - Stands for Will O'Wisp, the quilt pattern from Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin book.
This is my second one. It really is a log cabin quilt but with 60 instead of 90 degree angles.
Longarming & Binding
Bears & Balloons
Hen & Chicks
Jan 18, 2019: I have been working with Jai Alltizer of the San Francisco Opera Company off and on since January 18, 2019.
Mar 06: Second round of conversations.
Aug 20: Finally asked--the opera is The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart.. How kool is that?!!!
The Real Costume