I had today off for Veterans Day. So after hearing from my long arm quilter a few days ago that three of my quilts were ready to pick up, I made arrangements to stop by this morning.
The first quilt I picked up was the blue lap quilt I made for my friend Barb who gifted me her mom’s featherweight. Barb met me after I left my long armer and before Bender’s neurologist appointment to get her new quilt. She loves it! She was so excited that I made it on her mom’s machine!
Here’s Barb with her quilt in her garden… she’s an amazing gardener. She wanted a lap quilt to sit under when she drinks her morning coffee.
Here’s the front and back of the quilt.
She loved the bird fabric on the back.
And I love this photo with her trusty dog right there with her!
Here’s a close up of the quilting. It’s a floral design. I actually let my long armer choose the design for this one. I just told her I wanted something floral and loose.
The next quilt I picked up is my scrappy KFC trip quilt… and I’m so gobsmacked with this!!!
I can’t stop looking at that photo! All that color… it gives me a physical reaction! And I just love the quilting design. I was a little iffy about it and even waffled a bit. But it’s just so perfect!!! The quilting design is called Fusion. It might be an Urban Elements design.
Here’s a picture that shows more of the quilt.
Here’s a snippet of the backing that shows the quilting really well.
And here’s a lot of eye candy.
The last quilt I picked up is the NY beauty that will eventually hang on the wall of my sewing room. I will need to bind this one and figure out how I’m going to hang it.
Here’s a close up that shows you the quilting really well on the blocks.
And four blocks together…
And some more eye candy.
My brother and his wife arrived this afternoon. I made a really yummy dinner of roasted chicken with potatoes, carrots and onions cooked in the same pan. My sister in law brought some gorgeous salad greens from her garden and made a delicious vinaigrette. It was a yummy and comforting dinner.
Tomorrow we’re off for a bit of an adventure. My friend who owns Ernie and Bogart, who were my visitors a few weeks ago, will be staying at my place for a couple days and taking care of my boys.