Oh gosh, it is been one of those weekends where all I did was run around and nothing went smoothly. It poured rain all weekend too! I wanted to start quilting a client quilt, but realized I have no navy thread. I couldn’t believe it!! How could I let that one get by me??? So I had to order some and moved on to another client quilt. I know now to double check that I have the right threads!!! Newbie mistake. Sunday, we participated in the Race for the Cure in downtown Kalamazoo. My dad’s good friend lost his wife to Breast Cancer 5 yrs ago, so we did the Mile Family Walk in her memory. It was cold and poured rain the entire time for the 5 hours we were outside!! I swear my feet were still freezing when I went to bed last night!! I bought the girls some light pink ponchos for a field trip they went on today, so they were a big hit yesterday. Everyone kept asking me if I had purchased them at the event. I bought them the night before at Wal-Mart. When we got home last night, I had to help Scott and the girls pack for an overnight field trip to Mackinac Island. They got up at 3:30 this morning!! They will come home tomorrow night. I just wish the weather was warmer for them.
Anyways, I did finish another client quilt. Another favorite, of course. This quilt belongs to Rita, who was also voted as Quilter of the Year for our guild. It will hang in a special display booth at the quilt show honoring Rita. Hmmm, no pressure on me to make sure the quilting is beautiful. Right.
This is a gorgeous scrappy 9 patch quilt. Here’s the story behind this quilt…Rita has made a 9 patch at the end of every quilt she has ever made with the leftover fabrics from the project. Isn’t that just a wonderful idea??? So this quilt has been a work in progress over many years. Just look at all those 9 patches!! She requested that I do the same allover that I did on my Tumbler quilt. She left the borders up to me if I thought they needed a separate treatment. Of course!! 🙂
Gorgeous! I took inspiration for the border design from the fabric in the borders.
A closeup of the fabric.
The back is so pretty too.
A gorgeous quilt with a great story.
I’m off to work, hopefully later I’ll have time to catch up a little!!