When we put our house up for sale in Texas I went through the house and depersonalized it. I took all the family photos off the walls, put away all the little nick-nacky things, and even cleaned up my sewing room, but I did not take down the quilts that were on the walls. I should have. After about two months we had a couple come through the house and they fell in love with the house and one of the quilts I had left up in my stairwell. It is a postage stamp quilt I had made about fifteen years ago. I embellished it with applique and it was very eye catching and pleasant to look at. Well....it stayed with the house. And even though they paid for it I felt like I was leaving behind the family pet. So......if you are selling your house make sure you only leave up the quilts you don't mind leaving behind.
I am finishing up the blocks for my sister's curved nine patch quilt along. I got distracted with a wedding and moving to Arizona from Texas. Now I am ready to get back to quilting and blogging. Here are some photos of the quilt in progress. THIS QUILT WORKED UP VERY FAST AND I LOVE THE CURVES MADE WITH THE QUICK CURVE RULER!
This is Sharlott's lovely hand appliqued wool quilt. I decided to carry the McTavishing throughout the quilt to give it continuity and feathers for a traditional feel. The border is a combination of half a feather, micro stippling and straight-line quilting. I love how it turned out. This is my last quilt for a customer in Texas. We are moving to Phoenix AZ in two weeks to start a new chapter of life. Here comes the SUN! We have had lots of sun in the Texas panhandle but now it will be without the ever present wind. We have loved living in Texas and we are excited to move to Arizona.
I love to create quilts from my stash. I know I have great fabric but I just haven't found the right pattern or design for it. Last summer I bought two pieces of Michael Miller fabric on sale while vacationing. My niece is getting married next week and I procrastinated a quilt for her because we have a few other crazy things going on (we are moving to Phoenix AZ at the end of May!!!!). I could visualize this quilt before I even started cutting and I love how it turned out. Did I say how much I love it???!!! The design is simple so that the large scale fabric is the star of the show.
I quilted it with an all-over feather.
Christie made a beautiful Holiday Lonestar years ago. She did a great job piecing it. The center was nice and flat and it was easy to quilt. I used the panto 'Ho Ho Holly' with natural thread. It was a great design for a fun quilt!