A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Hand quilting...and pondering!
Good morning! I have been hand quilting lately, so I do not have too much new piecing to show. Cutting out projects too...that is what is going on around here! Above is my leftover plaid triangle table runner. I hand quilted it, with big stitches and Perle cotton. It was just pure joy to hand quilt this one!!
A close up...
And the back. I think what attracts me most to quilts is the texture. I love quilted softness, and this little table runner fits that bill! It will be fun for my autumn time table setting.
I finished hand quilting this one too. About a year ago, a young man came in to the hospital where I work with extreme shortness of breath. I thought he must have a PE (blood clot in his lungs), but it turned out that he had ruptured his Chordae (tiny strings that hold the heart valves in place and help to open them). I learned so much from him and his disease process, and was so honored to help him through surgery and recovery. So the above quilt is a heart string quilt, remembering him, and the great docs who fixed him up! You know, I don't remember his face, except for his extreme shortness of breath and anxiety...poor guy! When he left the hospital, he was 100 times better!!
I am steadily working on the applique for this quilt. I love working on it!! Thank you again, Lori and Randy, for this wonderful project!!
********************Dilution of efforts*************************
I am at a loss of what to work on, to really concentrate on. I know this comes from having too many ideas and projects floating thought my brain like flotsam and jetsam in the ocean...do you have this problem? And what do you do to fix it?? I want to able to concentrate on one thing to the end, but the BOM's mess that up, LOL!!!! What do you do to help concentrate on one thing??? Any ideas....?