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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Flowers and a walking foot!

 This was the week of "Retirement" Flowers!!

Joan gave me these beauties 

and my Sister and Brother-in-law
sent me this Huge bouquet.
Love the Bird of Paradise flower
they are one of my favorites

The house smells wonderful with all the flowers!
I'm a lucky Girl!

Today I'm working with my Janome Even feed foot
it's been a while since I've done straight lines
not so easy when your a bit rusty!


This quilt is for the SCQG Show challenge..
"50 Shades of …. Purple"!!!
I figure it's a good practice piece for straight lines
and a little free motion in between!

Using two layers of wool batting…
again this is a good practice piece to test out
working with two layers…
it's a bit puffy!!

And yes my blue wash away marker bleed out a bit…
crossing my fingers it will all wash out
during the final rinse and block.

Again this is a good practice piece!!
We'll see how it all works out!

Have to get cracking - have 3 other quilts to quilt by
show time! September 19th and 20th!!!
One BIG one, one small one and one small one by hand!!
Good thing I'm retired now!!!!



Sunday, June 21, 2015

Almost retirement time!!


Just FOUR more school days and I can wear this t-shirt!!

Yup!
Then I'll be home full time to spend more time 
with this little lady!
My Mom!


and maybe I can sneak in a bit more Quilting!!

Working on quilting my challenge quilt


for the Sept 19th and 20th Silver City Quilt Guild Show!
Hope to see you there!!