|scrappy flowers test block#1|
|Scrappy flowers test block #2|
Its been a challenging year
The boogar in chief notwithstanding
|scrappy flowers test block #3|
Not all full size mind and not yet all finished but still impressive considering my usual 12-9" blocks and a few side projects
Most have been given to their expected recipients and I have fallen down hard on the picture taking,
which is ironic as i got a new phone with a fabulous camera in it this year.
So piece of coal in my stocking there.
the three scrappy flower quilts were the first to be quilted on my new bernina and for pracrice quits are not to shabby
|all the Blue scraps quilt|
It's amazing just how far a few 1/4 yards will go!
its a full size quilt made of 1/2 square triangles and wild geese.
it's the first big quilt that bernie has done and came out a little wobbly but nice.
|the quilting, I am liking my new machine|
as usual if you put it on the floor the inspectors come out to make sure your doing it right....
Spring and summer were taken up by the usual garden stuff
plus I FINALLY got off the stick and built myself a greenhouse.
I used the old sliding doors from the deck and a slide window
It took till mid september to make it leak proof but that's just because it didn't rain until then and then rained for 2 weeks!
|Machine quilted, I may have gone overboard|
I'm using an old rug right now but that wont last
I've only been planning on doing this for 8 years so its so nice to have gotten it done
|French store quilt half applique, half machine|
the French store quilt was done with remaining tan and all the red and green scraps from the basket of doom
|Center French store quilt|
because why not finally empty the silly thing out?
what am I saving them for anyway if not to use in a quilt
besides 25 years 4 homes and 2 husbands is long enough don't you think?
this one is made from Julie Paschkis Russian winter folktales fabric
aand scraps from the basket, are you noticing a theme here?
this last one is still in the works but its coming along nicely I have 3 more rows of 4 blocks and the outer border to put on, nce I can wrest it away from the minions
Then there was my early prezzie of a surprise gallbladder removal for the holidays, yay. -.-
I'm doing just fine but if this is anything like getting shot in the belly, TV and movies have been lying to us for decades!
You do not bounce up to finish the job, with great sopping hole in your tum.
If you are in line for one of these it's not that bad, you're belly will look like a bowling ball after and the first few days are owchie
but they give you the good drugs to get you over that part and hopefully, those around you are inclined to spoil the invalid.
Happy Holidays to all and a happy new year!