Monday, November 3, 2014

One terrific Christmas quilt

I was thrilled when this one arrived in my studio. Wonderful applique handwork. I knew it had to be quilted just so. No story here, just lots of photos.

First, the full view of the piece. It took a while to plan this, and then, it was redesigned when the first idea did not work!

More photos after it was done.

This is a closeup of the white poinsettia. This was the hardest part, as it was very hard to see how the petals overlapped when the hopping foot was hovering over them!

Finally, a look at all the tools that helped me along.

Behold the turtle...He only

makes progress when he sticks his neck out.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ten Years!

Ten years ago I had the opportunity to turn my mad passion into a profitable business. This is quilt #1,000 and I have so many people to thank. 

John, for believing in me and saying “Go for it!” Debbie, for selling me her Gammill, the best machine in the world. Gina, thank you for your client base so you could pursue your own dream. Monika and Kris for being the most prolific quilt makers (numbers don't lie!). Willene for your early support and encouragement. 

And, all of you, my customers, my friends and my family for the best ten years. I love you all!

This is Jane's quilt, my Number 1,000!!! Woo Hoo!!!

When you reach the end of the light of the world, and you step out into the darkness, trust that one of two things will will step onto something solid, or you will be taught to fly.