School is in-Yeah!

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
great job!

Debbie's first quilt.

Debbie’s first quilt.

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.

Back of Debbie's quilt.

Back of Debbie’s quilt.

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.

Joy"s quilt.

Joy”s 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:

Back of Joy's quilt

Back of Joy’s 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!

    • ruthq2013 says:

      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!


    • ruthq2013 says:

      HI Bunny,
      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.

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