Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Quilts in Progress

I've been crazy busy for the last several weeks, so blogging has been sporadic.  However, others are busier than I am and they're still blogging.  So here goes!

I'm showing some of my sewing and quilting works in progress over the last several weeks.

Here's the Fantasia quilt in progress:  

Here is the Charlie Pirtle memorial quilt that I made for the Becoming an Outdoorswoman in New Mexico workshop.  It's a raffle quilt for scholarships for women to attend the workshops.  It's in honor of our dear friend and outdoorsman Charlie Pirtle,  who died in 2008. Here is the blog post about the finished quilt and Charlie. 

Here is the Shadowbox quilt.

Baby quilt getting basted--Crazy Eights by Bits 'n Pieces
Fire Escape quilt

The Charlie Pirtle quilt (at the top of this page) is finished and at home with its new owner.

The others all need to be quilted.

The baby quilt might get quilted this weekend.  After all, this baby is due within the next month!  Best get with it!

I love making the quilt tops.  I love quilting them, too.  Sometimes, though, a deadline such as having a class sample in a shop by a certain date prevents me from getting the quilting done.  Other times, a quilt with a more pressing deadline (such as a gift) gets put ahead of a quilt that is ready for quilting.  That causes some of my quilts to stay unquilted.

I feel so good when it get one quilted and bound and done.  I always have mixed feelings about finishing a quilt.  I feel relief and happiness to have it done.  I also feel a little sad to see the project end.

I love the process.  I also love the finished product.  When one goes away, I have a twinge of sadness.  I hope it gives joy to the recipient.

Now--off I go to my sewing machine!!

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