Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Quilting Update

I've been working on getting some things done, since we'll be going to visit my parents for 10 days then my MIL and niece will be here for two weeks. We're going to have a great time but I don't anticipate getting much done in the next month.

Here's a quilt top that I need to get quilted for the July meeting of the Oklahoma Machine Quilters Association. It's a Same But Different quilt, and about 20 other guild members will be making the exact same top and quilting it. They'll all hang at the Winter Quilt Show in Oklahoma City (among other places, hopefully) as a display of the many different ways the same quilt can look depending on the quilting.

Put on your sunglasses, it's bright.

I'd just like to state that I had NOTHING to do with either the design or the color choices.
Luckily it was quick to put together, but I'm not feeling real cheerful that I'll have to buy that neon orange thread just for this quilt—I don't anticipate a need for that color often.

This next quilt is one I started at a workshop with Mary Ellen Hopkins in (I think) 2002. I'm going to put one more border on it and I think it will become a Quilt of Valor. I know it's not patriotic, but not everyone wants a patriotic quilt (and I've got a few more UFOs that are patriotic that will be Quilts of Valor).

This quilt is my Mom's, and I'm trying to get it done to take to her tomorrow.

And now I've got to get back to work, getting ready to leave tomorrow.

Have a great week, everyone!


Alycia said...

I like your Quilt of Valor - Very impressive quilting!

Helle from Denmark said...

Ohh, it looks so beautiful with those patterns the quilting machine can make. Reminding me of that I still need to quilt the Quilt I made for Mike. Sigh. Wanted to do it by hand, but cannot handle it in my arms because of my arms (the joints), so I have to do it on my sewing machine (but the quistion is WHEN!), and it will surely not be as fancy as this you do.....on a cheap sewing machine like mine, who actually jumps over stitches sometime!*GRIN*