I have been working, just not posting

It has been almost a year since I posted completed pieces.  Not sure where the time has gone.  Following are wall hangings, baby quilts, table runners, & handbags, all completed since my last posting.  There are probably others that will be added soon.

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A Place to Work

Having a space dedicated to your work is crucial.  I declared that I would not create any new pieces until the existing quilts were finished.  The tables are pushed together to give space for the quilts to rest while I do the stitching.  The following are results of two weeks of work.IMG_1138

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Quilting Space

Wedding Gifts

When it’s time for gift giving I love making something special for the occasion.  I made a table runner for the bridal shower and later was able to finish a wall hanging (three leaves) IMG_1091for the wedding gift.  In the rush to complete and wrap I forgot to take a photo of the completed table runner.  I was able to capture a quick shot at the shower.  Both pieces included blue tones that fit in the brides color scheme.  Wall hanging size 22 X 14.  I used techniques for appliqué  from one of my quilting classes.  Both patterns were found on All People Quilt, great website.

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Women’s Retreat Quilt

I finished this quilt for First Baptist Church’s Annual Women’s Retreat.  They will sell tickets and the drawing will be held at the luncheon on April 30th.  I enjoyed using the star pattern from Craftsy.  Kimberly Einmo provided easy to follow techniques for cutting and sewing the star points.  I stitched the quilt using free-motioned circles that I have been practicing on paper.  I like the results.  Finished size is 89 X 69.

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Mariner’s Compass & Circles

These quilts were completed last year in my quilting class at HU.  The Compass was challenging and required the use of that tool that no one likes – “the unsewing tool”.  I did take out some of the stitching and moved things around until I could live with the final results.  The circles, well let’s say I am happy the quilt if finished.  Learned a new technique,  not sure I will be doing them again any time soon. Compass finished size 43 X 39; Circles finished size 47 X 47.