Hi Quilty Friends! I'm still working my tail off in the yard and garden but my heart is quilting. Dreaming of future projects and of course finishing the current Lone Star quilt. But the THOUSANDS of half square triangles are front and center of my quilty brain.
Monday, May 22, 2023
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Hello Quilty Friends! I have no business playing in the fabric stash. There's way too much to do but what the heck. I haven't been able to play in the Studio for days. I deserve a few minutes of fabric petting before the day begins.
Friday, May 19, 2023
Hey Quilty Friends! It's a busy time of year here in Podunk.
I've not stepped foot in the Studio in over a week. So the Lone Star did not get finished by my self imposed dealine.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Hello Quilty Friends! Today I'll be sharing with you several different quilts I've made over the years using pinks and rose. Plus I'll be sharing my most recent finished from a couple weeks ago. I love pink! What little girl doesn't? Yes, there's still a little girl hiding inside of me that loves to play with color.
This first quilt is called Turnabout Tulips, designed by me.
All the that white space needed a little extra quilting to make her extra special. This is one I kept for myself. All of the other rose and pinks quilts I've made have been gifted.
I used to make at least one pink quilt a year and donate it to someone I knew battling breast cancer. It all started with the quilt below. The pattern came from the Quilters Cache Website. If I remember correctly, I changed the pattern a little bit. It was gifted to one of my mom's co-workers way back in 2009. Back in those days I wasn't good about remembering to take pictures of my quilts when finished so I didn't get a picture of it quilted.
The next one was drafted in EQ8 after seeing a picture of the quilt online. I called it "Spinning Into the Pink". It was gifted to my moms friend who battled cancer 3 times and won!
Mom was a hair dresser. When her friends hair started to fall out she asked mom to use clippers to shave it off. Mom had no clippers but she knew I had a pair I used to cut my two sons hair. So mom asked me if I would be willing to shave off her friends hair. I was nervous but agreed. It was not at all what I expect. I expected to see a sickly, crying and depressed woman. But she was quite the opposite. We formed a bond and I became her official head shaver with each battle.
This last breast cancer quilt was made was for my sister in law. She too has been battling cancer for many years and doing very well. For this quilt I wanted to keep it simple but add a touch of Rose applique for the WOW factor. This may seam a little silly but I did a little research on colors. Supposedly colors can have healing powers. So I pulled colors from my stash that were thought have the greatest and best effect on breast cancer patients. We just never know what can or will make a difference. I like to think my quilt worked some magic.
Friday, May 12, 2023
Hello Quilty Friends! Today I want to share with you my favorite pin cushion and how I've let her become filthy...shame on me.
Before moving onto the cleaning here's the free pin cushion pattern that inspired mine. I did not use the dresden template provided in the pattern and I also made mine a little larger around.