Pam’s quilt – completed!

Sorry I haven’t been around the last month – I just couldn’t get enough time to log in, let alone actually write a post. That’s what happens to me at year end, every year. No matter how well prepared I think I am, it all just falls apart. Such is the life of the corporate employed accounting types.

Anyway, I thought I’d eek out a few minutes to share with you the completed quilt I made for Pam. Can you believe it’s ready to ship?! I just started it the last week of October, and here it is the middle of December, ready to ship! If anyone had told me I could finish this quilt in just six weeks, I wouldn’t have believed them. And it turned out to be a very generous size as well – 60″ x 76″ … bigger than the average lap quilt, smaller than a twin size bed quilt. But enough about all that … Now for the quilt!

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This is the first quilt I’ve ever used Free Motion Quilting in, though I have practiced on squares several times. It’s not perfect, but I like the way it turned out …

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It’s sort of hard to see where the “mess ups” might be on the front (above) but on the back on some of the lighter colored fabric, it’s easier to see that it isn’t so fluid.

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And speaking of the back … I really like the way the back turned out!

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Yes, it is wonky, and yes, it is on purpose.

Overall, I am very pleased with how this quilt turned out, and I think it will be beautiful for years to come. I just hope Pam likes it as much as I do!

 

2013 International Quilt Show Recap

My daughter Kerstin and I went to the Quilt Show in Houston last weekend. This is my ninth quilt show – I’m really fortunate to live in the Houston area, so there’s no travelling or anything involved for me except to drive downtown to the convention center. It was her first, however, so I might ask her to write something up about how she felt about it.

Anyway, we didn’t make it all the way through the quilts, unfortunately. There were just too many of them (which is wonderful) and I had twisted my ankle on the way into the show so I was doing more of a hobble than a stroll through the aisles. LOL But here are a few of my favorites of the quilts we saw. Sadly, it was so freaking crowded and my ankle hurt so much, I didn’t get artist information for them so if you have that information, please share it with me and I’ll add it here later.

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Tomorrow I’ll share a few more, so come back to see them! 🙂