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.
Today I am linking up with ..... Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday, Freedom Fridays, and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Yours in quilting,