Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Finishes

This has been a busy week and beautiful weather.  The weather has been pounding down on some area and for that I hope your families are safe.  We needed some rain and we go about 1/4" overnight.
It tried to have a thunderstorm while I was trying to cook out last night but it just blew over and never really developed.

There was a good speaker at the Gems of the Prairie guild meeting Wednesday night.  She was from the Illinois State Museum and talked about the quilts and women's roles during the Civil War.  There is a display of these quilts in Lockport, Illinois until October. 

I finished two quilts this week for the same customer, Stephanie O.  This bright, cheery quilt is for her granddaughter.  It is quilted with lime green Glide thread and a clover edge to edge pattern.  This quilt has Fairfield's Nature-Fil batting in it.  I love the feel of this batting.  The texture is so soft like silk along with beautiful drape.
This quilt is for the 9 year old grandson to grow into.  I used Orange Sizzle thread by Perma Core and Blustery Breeze in the center of the quilt.  Custom designs in the corners and borders.
The back is very graphic with the solid black backing making the stitching pop. 
A little closer view. 
I met Stephanie before the Gems of the Prairie Guild meeting and gave her the quilts.  We had dinner at Chili's together and chatted about our families.  I picked up a new baby quilt to quilt from her.  This a joint venture in making a quilt to be auctioned off for the benefit of St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.  The quilt is orange and white polka dot fabrics with lots of open spaces for quilting.
This weekend I will be working at the mall for Mother's Day.  Happy Mother's Day to everyone! 
Coming up next week, on Thursday evening I will be the guest speaker for the Sterling, IL, guild.  Thank you to Beth Mathew for all her planning to make this happen.
Yours in quilting,


  1. I enjoyed seeing these fresh off the quilting frame! Both are wonderful quilting finishes!!

  2. Thanks Valerie. I appreciate you stopping by and your comments.

  3. Love your quilting on these two. It really enhances the lovely quilts.
    (Do we get to see the St. Jude contribution? I'd love to see the orange polka dots.)

    1. Yes, you will get to see the St. Jude quilt. I don't know how soon I will get to it but will post it when I am done. I share each finish as I go and do a little happy dance when each one is finished.

  4. Both of these are beautiful, and the colors of the first one are really wonderful. I love the corner motif on the second quilt!

    1. I am just experimenting with custom quilting. Thank you for noticing the corners.