Friday, June 19, 2015

Lot of Quilting Going On!

The quilting splurge started with a new daughter-in-law and continued with a baby due in the Fall. I hadn't made a quilt for over five years so I guess I was due. The photo above is a double Irish chain for our new daughter-in-law. She wanted red and loved the double Irish chain. It was so funny because that is the pattern I chose to make my first quilt way back in 1980 when I started quilting.
That was before I had a rotary cutter and I gave up because it was just too difficult for me to do it. I did take a lot of quilting classes and learned a lot. But when the rotary cutter was invented that changed my whole world and made quilting a whole lot easier.
        I never did make myself a double Irish chain so I thought it was a great time to remedy that.
This quilt has one of my favorite color combinations and will look great with the bojagi curtains I made.
 I was visiting my local quilt store, Bear Patch Quilting all the time and those naughty people have the walls covered with beautiful quilts.  What makes it naughty is they have kits so that you can make the same thing. The photo above is one of those kits I bought.
I became addicted to the quilt patterns by Madison Cottage Design. Their quilts are gorgeous and the instructions are easy to follow. You can also find kits online. The photo above is also a kit with the pattern from Madison Cottage.

I contacted my long-arm girl and she was booked until June. She emailed last week to see if I had any quilts ready for her and I dropped off a bunch. I can't wait to see what she does with them. I have three more left to do and I will be done for the foreseeable future. So if you want me, I'll be in my crafting room where the iron is hot and the sewing machine is humming.

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