Honest, I haven’t left the country. I’m still recovering from being sick. Just when I think I might be feeling better, I’m saddled in bed with a fever. Saturday I worked at the shop. I was extraordinarily cold it seemed. I kept jokingly telling Karen, the shop owner, she was freezing me. I even sat outside in the sun to warm up! LOL! Well, by the time I got home, I was feeling super cold. I actually put a hooded sweatshirt on, with the hood on my head and velour pants because I was so cold. Indeed, I was running a fever. I mean, really???? So back to the doctor I go today. I’m sure he is going to tell me that I didn’t rest enough, burning the candle at both ends…something along those lines. I’m sure that’s part of it, but there was a mix up with my prescription to begin with and I think the one I took didn’t do squat for me. It’s just so hard to rest when I have so much to do. Typically, I try to quilt for a while, rest a bit and quilt some more. We leave for our family vacation Friday. We take a vacation every year during the same week. Hopefully, I can rest some on our trip!! Yeah, right.
So I thought I would share a quilt I made for Alyssa. It’s a quilt that incorporates the “snail’s trails” block. I quilted a client quilt recently with the same block. I posted it here. I made this about 3 yrs ago. It’s one of my earliest quilts.
Yes, Scooter couldn’t stand to not be in the photos as well. This was literally the fourth time I removed him only to have him lay right back down again. I just gave up. 🙂 Alyssa wanted bright colors and flowers. She helped pick the pattern with me and off we went fabric shopping. I free-motion quilted it on my little Janome 6600. I used Quilter’s Dream Cotton batting.
I traced the the above flower design on Golden Threads paper and stitched following the lines. I hated every second of it. I just didn’t enjoy it. I couldn’t wait to get them all done. I think that’s when I realized that I probably wouldn’t enjoy following a pantograph on a longarm some day. That’s probably why I have yet to try one still on Annie. Maybe some day…
It’s fun to look back and see how far my quilting has come! I remember being so proud of how I quilted the border. All just freehand. This has been a well loved quilt! I appliqued the flowers with a satin stitch. I’m not usually a fan of the satin stitch, but the fabric was chenille and that seemed to work best.
I bet you can guess who the lump is under the quilt. 🙂
The quilt is a design by Tammy Tadd. She had some really cute designs for girls.
One thing I know I will be doing on vacation, catching up on my emails. I just found a bunch of legitimate emails that were in my spam box. Grrrr!!!
Hope everyone has a great week!