Work and Real Work…and a Question.

Which shall we talk about first?

How about real work.

I quilted Lavonne’s pineapple quilt. She made this for her SIL. She has had it done for a bit..originally thought she would hand quilt it…I also believe Lavonne owns her own long arm set up…but I have been quilting for her for a couple of years. 🙂 When I first found out I quilted for people who owned their own long arms I was scared.  I thought that was crazy to send them..now I know why. Jane is a perfect example of that for me. She compliments my tops perfectly when I send them to her. Darby too. In fact Jane should start a blog. ( Hint-Hint) IMG_3857 IMG_3856 IMG_3855 IMG_3854 IMG_3853

I quilted ferns and Charisma-ish curls. They transform to whatever I am working on..I think. Beautiful Job Lavonne! IMG_3858

Now Charisma work

I also did a trade with Mal in the spring..to have two cross quilts made from my fabrics..I was going to have them in the show..but got to busy. I did have one hanging..one I made to raffle off for my mission.   The two I had her make were made from fabrics I LOVE and have been hoarding. I love this line..so I think I will keep this cross quilt for myself ( I say that all the time until God tells me who needs it). I used scraps from other projects on the back…because I will hang this…back doesn’t matter.IMG_3879 IMG_3878 However, I kind of like the bright yellow..you can see the designs so well. IMG_3877 IMG_3876 IMG_3875 www.charismascorner.com IMG_3873

Then I had an hour..Donna gave me this quilt top.  I think she made this when she first started to quilt because the fabric ( we are fabric snobs) is not her usual type…she won’t admit publicly to owning or making this quilt top…..It served a purpose for me. I quilted all over feathers. It may seem like a normal design I have done 100 times. But honestly there are so many ways to construct a feather…and I am trying to change my original feather to make it a different way..until the second way  becomes second nature and I don’t have flubs..I need to practice it. I am getting there..there was only like 3 flubs on this whole quilt. It’s hard changing a pattern of muscle memory. That concluded my Saturday.IMG_3868 IMG_3867 IMG_3866

 

This is the back..I pieced it using scraps of what I have …..I need to use what I have got! IMG_3870

Sunday I already told you about but my LOVELY DH left this nice comment on the post:

I wasn’t really gloating. You are just so used to me allowing you to be right you aren’t able to be a good loser. That’s my fault and will be remedied in the coming year. In fact I think that will be this years resolution….to stop allowing you to win so much and show you how to be a gracious loser. signed “The Rob”

hmmmphf! Is what I say to that. It’s must be nice living in fantasy land where he is..thinking he is more than right once a year?

Hehe.

It’s a good thing we love each other and keep each other on our toes. Tomorrow is our 10th wedding anniversary.:)

I also took pictures of this quilt. I got it in our church yard sale last summer. It has two tears in opposite sides…and some wear and tear. Oddly enough the rips and wear is all on the edges..so I could easily cut off all the bad stuff and just bind it. Give it a new life.  It’s hand quilted. I love the pattern ..I should make a reproduction..modern style. I know it’s been done 1000 times..but some designs are timeless. However I was wondering if anyone else has any suggestions for this quilt?

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