The past couple of weeks have been so busy I’ve hardly been on the computer at all. I was under the gun to finish two commission quilts by Christmas, then I made a large quilt for my son and daughter-in-law and finished the sewing the marathon with a quilt for my daughter’s boyfriend, Jake. This is also a busy time of year with my volunteer “jobs” so something had to give and it was my computer time. Hopefully, things will settle down a little bit and I’ll be back to posting on a more regular basis.
Hope everyone had a fun, safe New Year’s Eve. Ours was pretty quiet since I’ve been on the migraine merry-go-round for the past three weeks with a headache occurring every 2-3 days. NOT fun!! We went to see Saving Mr. Banks, a movie I highly recommend. The story was good and the acting great so we both really enjoyed it. Best of all, there was no bad language! After the movie we went to dinner then came home and watched Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (minus Dick Clark of course!!) until midnight. I think I was in bed by 12:02!.
This morning I got up early to finish the binding on Jake’s quilt. They hadn’t exchanged Christmas gifts since Jen came home right after finals and Jake went to California to spend some time with his family. He came up yesterday and I was frantically trying to finish the quilt. I’m happy to say the binding was finished and it was washed and dried by breakfast this morning. I think he was really happy with it.
I have to laugh at the photo above—typical winter day here in Appleton—gray skies and snow. The background looks like a white sheet but it’s actually my back yard. Haha! The pantograph is called Seaweed by Lorien Quilting. I like it because it has a contemporary, masculine look (and it’s easy to quilt).
I used Dream Wool batting and put flannel on the back and it’s SO soft and cozy. I love flannel on the back of quilts—too back it’s so hard to find good ones anymore. I sure wish I had stocked up a few years ago when they were plentiful.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy 2014!
That is going to be so warm, Rhonda! I have some quilts that are flannel with cotton batting, and they are way warmer than regular fabric, so I can only imagine with the wool batting. That is a nice pantograph. When I have a machine again, I’ll have to think about that one. Or think about emulating it freehand.