Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lookin' out my back door.....


Yea, I know, this is supposed to be about quilting. Not much quilting in January, and here's part of the reason why. January is tax month for me. Payroll, B&O, and some clean-up for the CPA's. But you can't do much accounting when there is no power. We were only out of power for about 24 hours here in town, and about 5 days at the farm. But a lot of my bookkeeping people are in the rural areas, and they got hit, and HARD! Even when I had power, they didn't. And when I tried to give up on the bookkeeping and go quilting, Almira had no power. Mornings consisted of phone calls, "Have you got power yet? No? I'll talk to you tomorrow!" and on to the next phone call.

After about 10 days, everyone we know is stabilized, the frost is coming off the trees, and cleanup can begin. And on Monday, February 2, ....I start back up quilting!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Baby Girl Quilt

Patricia pieced this cute quilt for a baby girl (obviously in farm country!) I really enjoyed finding ways to feminize this little quilt with the quilting!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

This was also finished up in November. It is a donation quilt for my kids' high school alumni association. Two of my teachers also graduated from this school, and it is in honor and memory of them.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Time for New Year's Resolutions! Now that I've figured out the password again (don't ask!), I can start posting quilts again! And, barring anymore broken bones, I'm going to go back to quilting one charity quilt a month.

This is the November 2008 charity quilt. Simple top, and I'd taken a class at Innovations on feathers. I 'made' wonky odd shapes using the piecing as guides, and feathered the heck out of it. The back looks a little rough - I promise that the tension was right, the back was a donated sheet. The needle breaks the threads on really tightly woven fabrics.