This blog was created to document my journey learning to quilt by hand. However it has evolved to much more. Some of the things I blog about are: machine quilting, setting up and designing my new small home and life in general. I will add other adventures as I embark upon them.
On Good Friday, early in the morning I lost my one true love. This is a picture of him and the quilt I had just finished for him the Sunday before. I didn't get the hearts and names of our children added but I will when I am sitting and watching our favorite shows or by his favorite spot on the Intracoastal Water Way.
Works in Progress
I am still quilting on my Easter Bunny. Thinking of putting him away for awhile. Mr. Bunny was the hand project I took to work on while Jim was at the Hospice facility so it is a little hard to work on right now.
I promised Jim's youngest daughter that I would finish her rag quilt, I do not like making rag quilts so have procrastinated finishing it. I also have a quilt along I have not started; I need to start that because I am behind; and finally a bag of table runners and baby quilts I have yet to quilt. So next week I hope to start some of these projects and finish at least one by the following weekend. I have a lot of family here but they leave on Sunday; I will need something to keep me from giving up on life after that so what better way than hand quilting.
Last week I had to put my hubby in the Hospice facility so they could get his meds worked out. I took this little Bunny with me so I could have some hand work to occupy me while sitting with him. I have completed the outline of the bunny, his bow tie, facial features and his buckets. I am quilting an angled line in the background which is 1/3 done.
This is the backing I chose. If you look close you can see the outline of the bunny. I have a little girl bunny to quilt after this one.
And I finally finished Hubby's Quilt!! Hurray. This is him snuggled up after he returned from the Hospice facility. He doesn't look it but he was very happy to be home, he was just exhausted.
Wishing you all a blessed Holy Week and a Happy Easter.
Haven't posted for sometime. Hubby has been having more bad days than not lately so to exhausted to post and quilt much.
This little Easter Bunny is what I am working on right now. I am hand quilting around the bunny and then either echo quilt or cross hatch the background.
I even quilted around his bowtie and I plan on doing his eyes, nose and mouth. I plan to do some detail stitching in his overalls.
The backing is little white flowers on a soft spring green background, however this picture distorted the colors.
I am using a white thread for the quilting. I haven't decided what he will be yet, a wall hanging, a table topper or baby blanket. I also have a little girl Easter Bunny panel the same size. I haven't decided if she will be a separate quilt or to combine the two. Time will tell.
I have about a dozen UFOs, all small, so I think I should finish those up. They will be good to practice hand quilting on. I also have to start and finish my daughter, Ann's rag lap quilt which she has been waiting on since last summer. I hate making rag quilts so I keep procrastinating. I didn't know I hated making rag quilts at the time I promised it, but after making her two daughters one each I realized I hate making them. My other granddaughter wants her quilt as a rag quilt but I am going to try and find a great shabby chic pattern that is not ragged and hopefully convince her it is better. Anyone have suggestions. She will be 19 this July and she loves shabby chic design. The fabric I have for her quilt is "Paris Flea Market" by Two Sisters.