Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014

Here is one of the blocks from Pearl Periera's 2014 BOM.  It is going to be a gorgeous quilt!  I am currently working on the second of the 4 borders so I am definitely making progress.  Hand applique is my first love, but I have taken some time this week to do some machine piecing on charity quilts.  I have two of them pieced now and one is almost quilted.
I love doing charity quilts from scraps.   I really need to work on some stash busting  This pattern is called Patience Corner.  It is really simple to do, but it works out just great.  Well, that's it for today, the quilting machine is calling my name.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wednesday, Sept 17, 2014

Wow, I cannot believe it is over a year since I last blogged.  Sometimes life just gets in the way.

I lost several months last winter to a serious back problem.  After months of chiropractic and physical therapy, I am mostly healed.  I still need to be very conscious of what I do, no lifting, etc., but I am so much better now.

My stitching suffered some, but I am finally back to it.  I made a decision several months ago to stop making large quilts and concentrate on wallhangings and small quilts.  And also to use up a lot of my stash on charity quilts. 

I have finished Esther's Aliu's Love Entwined center and it is proudly hanging on the wall above my quilting machine.  I would like to have made the entire quilt, not just the center, but I have no room to display a large quilt and frankly, I am running out of storage space for all the quilts that I have.  And then again, there was that resolution to NOT make anymore large quilts.  I am loving the size of this piece and the fact that I get to see it every day.

I am currently working on a hand applique quilt, a free BOM from Pearl Periera at P3 Designs.  I have all the blocks done now and am almost finished with the first of the 4 borders.  I will post pictures of it next week.

That's all for now.  It feels good to be back blogging again and I will be sure to keep up with it now.

Have a great week!