School is in! Yeah! I am both happy and sad – happy that the bickering is
over but sad that I am alone again-during the day. On the brighter side,
I can get back to work and quilting.
Last week, I had to get 2 quilts done for customers. Debbie has just
taken up quilting and this was her first quilt. I think that she did a
I stitched in the ditch around each block and picture. Trees were added
in the blocks with the bear and moose-just for fun and also to help hold
the blocks together. I used a polyester thread-cream, blue and brown on the
top. On the backing, cream was chosen.
She loved the quilt and is planning to hang it in her house. It is great to
use the quilts that we make instead of keeping them locked up in a trunk
or closet somewhere. Let them out!
Joy also brought me a quilt that she had made. She too was learning
how to quilt and I actually taught her how to make this pattern in
a class, several years ago.
I am still debating whether to teach classes or not.
Joy fell in love with some stippling or meandering that she saw and this is
what is stitched all over the quilt.
We chose a dark blue polyester thread on both top and back.
She loves it and is planning to bind it this upcoming weekend.
I think she did a great job! what a great feeling to actually finish
something and then to be able to move onto a new project.
Here is the back of the quilt:
It is hard to see the design due to the color of the thread and the color
of the backing-but it is there.
Have a great week.
7 thoughts on “School is in-Yeah!”
Lovely quilting. So wonderful to see a first quilt!
Yes, your 1st quilt is quite the milestone. It is so fun to go back and look at what you first created and see how far you have grown, changed and learned.
Two great quilts – looks like there are two more of us now – they both did great jobs on first quilts
HI there, Thanks for the encouraging words. As I tell new quilters, we all had to start at the beginning or somewhere. And there is always something to learn. Keeps it fun!
Great quilting. It is always sad to see the kids go back, but nice to have quiet time for you.
Thanks for your encouraging words. Yes, sad and happy all rolled into one emotion this week.
I am trying to catch up and get ready for an upcoming quilt show. My quilt for the show is in 3 pieces still and the borders need to be addes as well. Then, it will need quilting. ha! Never a dull moment.
Great piecing and quilting both!