Archive for July 18, 2012

Free Motion Quilting

As always, my days are filled with those joyful tasks such as quilting, gardening, and spending time with friends and family that bring joy and love into my life. Seems like life will never be long enough on this earth.
So this morning, I decided to get right to it. Here is a picture of the finished Atlantis quilt. It was such fun to quilt. She is quilted and stunning. The quilting has hidden seashells in it. Funny though, you do not see the quilting. I just could not take away from the quilt. I think any quilting threads seen would have interfered with the piece.

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It was even more exciting to quilt this piece as the client took this BOM class from me and made at least three of these quilts. I love seeing finished quilts, particularly if they are from a class I taught. Hopefully, I will be teaching this class this upcoming fall.
I plan on teaching some classes soon, I just need to find the time to get them organized and scheduled. I think I need to have a Time Store. I could sell time by the minute, hour, day, week, or even month and year. Why I could even have a drive inn window so you could order “just give me a second” or “I think I’ll need a couple more minutes” or “I just need a week or so”. Just think, being the owner, I would have more time than I need. Well, enough of this, back to quilting.

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Free motion quilting on this quilt is bringing me a lot of joy this morning. It just sets me free. What a great way to spend the day.
“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” quote by B. Smith. Definitely fits my day. Sue

Colorful Atlantis

Today is a beautiful summer day once again. I do not mind the heat and appreciate that it makes my garden grow.

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The difficulty is that I want to quilt early in the morning, read a good summer book and nap in the afternoon, and garden late afternoon. Quilting in the evening is a great creative time for me as well. The summer heat keeps my schedule all stirred up. I need to be outside when it is cool and that is when I want to quilt. Guess I should give something up, but what would I choose?

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20120712-130335.jpg That prospect of flowers and produce runs deep. I think quilting runs deeper though.
This quilt is just gorgeous. The colors and design are incredible. Here is another one to try and see if I can keep.

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Seashells are hidden among the great blocks.

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Wow, this is another fabulous quilt. And the garden thoughts pop into my head once again.

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20120712-131401.jpgKindred spirits, share your love of quilting, sewing, and life, and you will have friends to treasure forever. Sue

From Ocean To Garden

I have been so busy the last couple of weeks that I forgot to take pictures of the projects I have been working on. So I thought I would share a couple of pictures from the trip to the coast last week and the garden and produce waiting when I returned.

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I have a quilt top that I will start quilting on Monday, that has an ocean theme, so my vacation to the coast fit right in with thinking about the design for the top. Let’s see . . . waves, shells, crabs, jellyfish . . . maybe not kites though.

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It was a fabulous trip. I would like to be able to spend at least two days a week watching the ocean as it is so relaxing.

My return home was not nearly so relaxing. The garden decided to really grow in a week.

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The chickens had to do their part as well. Maybe veggie omelettes are in my near future.

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I am finishing up this T-Shirt quilt and hope to be ready with my ocean designs for the next project.

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Keep quilting and think ocean waves. Sue