Sunday, August 22, 2010

I really haven't had the heart for blogging or much else the past week. The loss of two dear quilter friends was a blow that will take some time to absorb.


I have had the beautiful baby Matthew to enjoy, and quilting that has been my sanity saver for the past 4 years.


This quilt goes back to Leslie in TX probably I will mail it after the gym tomorrow.
There are swirls in the black background, I was trying to make the stars more prominent, and Line Dancing inside the star blocks.


The thread is variegated yellow King Tut and solid gold Signature in the bobbin.

This baby quilt is a kit from Connecting Threads where the top is already pieced and the backing is Minkee.


Needing a baby boy gift in a hurry this worked nicely, quilted with a simple freehand geometric design.


Last time I used Minkee on the back of a baby quilt I used Dream Angel batting so I did the same with this-but the quilt is heavier than I like, I think this brand of Minkee is different. I have another of these quilts in stash and I will skip the batting when I make that one.
This afternoon I made the binding for the flag quilt and hope to finish that tonight. Our soldier son was in town for the weekend so the family gathered here for pizza, sushi and Boston Cream pie [courtesy Costco, my favorite fast food place!]

6 comments:

orchidlover said...

It's understandable that you feel down at the moment with the loss of two friends. I'm glad that you have something to turn to.
I love the quilting on the star quilt

Love and hugs Gina xxx

farmlady said...

Have faith, Sweetie. Do what you can and don't worry about the rest.
Life is what it is.

Michelle said...

I understand how you feel.

celestialofferings said...

THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY BLOG...I WILL PRAY FOR YOUR QUILTING FRIENDS...YOU ALL HAVE SUCH TALENT AND PATIENCE TO BE QUILTING.
MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU HIS PEACE.
BRYN

jojo said...

staying busy usually helps keep my thoughts in check during difficult times. It looks like you have been busy and oh.my! That little boy is growing so fast...*sigh*

Gramma 2 Many said...

The quilts are beautiful. A great way to work through your pain. Baby Matthew is growing into a beautiful boy. What a precious gift. I know you cherish him.
Costco is also my favorite fast food place:)