The big reveal! My friend at work, Twila, is retiring at the end of the upcoming week. She was our solder trainer at work and I learned most of what I know from her vast knowledge. She played Mrs. Claus at Christmas every year and absolutely adores the color red. She and her husband are planning to retire to Tennessee but most of their family is in Ohio. She’s become a very good friend of mine, offering me wonderful advice about a lot of things lately. I will miss her a ton.
I used Bonnie Hunter’s pattern Mountain Majesties to create this one. Hubs thought it was too red and very dark. Although I completely agree with him, I knew it would be perfect for her. I did video her receiving it, but because she had a no makeup day, I promised to keep it for myself. I can tell you she squealed when she saw it!
It is a king sized quilt, all from my scrap bin. I probably still have 10 more quilts in there!
The quilting motif is a meandering feather pattern following the zig zags that the mountain blocks created.
I named it “My heart is in Ohio” to remind her no matter where she goes, she has people here who love her and will never forget her. Note the bluebird of happiness 🙂
This is a picture of the two of us at our company picnic. I think our table became the loudest and giggliest of the whole party!
I finally managed to finish this one for Love Quilts. I did only the quilting, this one came to me already beautifully pieced.
I did start a new project and I know who will receive it. I think it’ll end up being a Christmas gift. These fabrics were gifted to me because they were found in a place someone had moved into. They had no use for them and I was reluctant to use them. They came from Walmart in precut fat quarters and strips and someone got them on clearance. After looking at them for awhile, I realized the quality isn’t the best but I’ve seen much worse from Walmart and it will make a suitable quilt for a young family to wear out. I added the orange with the recipient in mind.
The family reunion was a success and my dear grandfather asked for another lap quilt if I could find the time. Of course I will always have time for him! I had the perfect top already made, it just needs quilted and bound.
This was a leftover from the quilt I gifted to some Louisiana friends. I made so many blocks that I lost count! I then framed them in scraps of green that I had left over from cutting. I’m also experimenting with other quilting designs while getting the tension in line.
This week we saw a doggie dentist for sweet little Mojo. He stopped playing with the toy rope about a month ago, so I made him a vet appointment to make sure he’s ok. His teeth look fine on the surface but he could have tooth damage we can’t see or possibly a broken jaw. This stuff happens for no particular reason in small breeds and he’s eating fairly well but I worry that he’s in pain. They gave him pain meds and referred us to a specialist about an hour and a half away. Dr. Stokes not only works on dogs like mine, but does work for zoos and K-9 officers. Mojo will have to be sedated to get the proper x-rays and the problems will be corrected during that time.
Here’s to hoping everyone will be well soon!