Thursday, December 3, 2009

Finished quilts and things.......

It has been awhile since I have actually posted pictures
of some of my finished projects........
I made up these little bibs for the little ones who
were going to be at the Thanksgiving dinner that my
family attended.
I just loved the saying "My Family is THANKFUL for ME!"
Ain't it the truth!

This was a top that I quilted for a customer.
I believe that it started with a panel
and the name of it is "Glory"
When she dropped it off I told that I probably
wouldn't get it done before Christmas.......
that way I could hang it in MY house during the season!
Yeah, she picked it up yesterday!

Another t-shirt quilt made by a first time quilter!
My friend Barbara who made her very first quilt
not too long ago is now teaching her friends!
This quilt was made by Joan for her 1st granddaughter Alison.

Each and every square of the quilt holds a special
memory for Joan and Alison.
This square was made from a VERY tattered baby blanket.
It was pieced together in four places to even get a 15" square!
Joan delighted in telling me the story of each block.
It appears that one of Alison's favorite phrases is that
"This is me.....and the world revolves around"
When Barbara found this shirt (at Savers!) she knew
that it would need to be included in Alison's quilt.
I quilted a princess crown in the middle along
with Alison's name and birthdate.
Alison became engaged while in Germany.
Her husband to be asked her to marry him in
front of a castle in Germany.
So I quilted a castle.

Alison was in Germany to do her student teaching
so on another Germany shirt I quilted children.

London Metro shirt.
See the train?

Eiffel Tower in Paris.........

See? I have been working.........I have been working!

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI)

I received an email today from my friend Dolly telling me that the new auction has started for Ami Simms Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

What is special (to me) about this particular auction is that Dolly's 11 year old daughter Kelly AND her mom Joanne
both have quilts that they have donated included in this auction.
This is Kelly's LadyBug quilt.
This is Joanne's Patchwork of Life quilt.
and click on the pictures of the quilts you will get to read the artist's statements
and on Kelly's......see her picture! She is the youngest quilter ever to donate a quilt!
I was fortunate enough to get to see Joanne's quilt up close and personal.
What is amazing about her quilt is that all of those tiny, little bitty, miniscule triangles
are all PIECED! This is not a printed piece of fabric you are looking at here folks!
I just hope that their gifts of love will bring lots of bidders and $$$ for this cause.
Kelly's grandpa recently passed away after suffering many years with
Alzheimer's disease.
What a lovely tribute Kelly and Joanne have offered him.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sick, Sick, Sick

After a very busy holiday weekend of Thanksgiving dinner at Darcy's,
big bonfire at our house on Friday and then on Saturday Jenny and I fixed
the whole traditional thanksgiving meal at our house........and now I'm sick!

Don't know if it is from being outside on Friday night with the chillyness
of the evening.....or the smoke......or the wind blowing around allegens...
OR if someone else was sick and I picked it up.

AT any rate, I'm not feeling too hot.

These are some pictures from our bonfire. We especially
like to burn old Christmas trees. Those trees just light
up the night!

Had the kids over for dinner a couple of weekends ago and we
used our halloween costume shirts, added an elf hat and tried
to get some good shots for our Christmas picture.

I've got 2 more Christmas quilts to finish for customers and
then I am pretty much finished with quilts for now.
Guess I need to get off the computer and get quilting!