I’m impressed…

I was watching a friend quilting on the longarm today — a friend who will have to go nameless until after Christmas to avoid the spoiling of a very good surprise!  She just finished a quilt she said was the best work she’d ever done — but I have to say, she is surpassing even that on this new project!  I will post a pic as soon as I can… so stay tuned.  I think you will be as impressed as I am!

Quilted postcards…

I read an article, sent to me by Robert Baird of Indigent Healthcare Solutions in Conroe, about quilted postcards.  Ever since reading the article, I can’t get the idea out of my head.  I saw a tutorial on YouTube, but it used paper on one side, which doesn’t appeal to me.  I really want to do one on my embroidery machine, with an embroidered message and address on one side and maybe an embroidered photo on the other. But how will I quilt it without interfering with one of those designs?  Have you ever made one? Send me your ideas!

Sailing…

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This darling sailboat memory wall quilt, made by Gloria D. for a customer, presented a number of interesting challenges, as its boats were made primarily from knit materials. It came on and off the frame twice, and was the subject of some consternation — but in the end it sailed off into the sunset looking good. In the process, I learned some things, which is always fun — and more importantly had ample time to pray for the child whose memories of his mother will be preserved in this quilt, made from her garments.