Lots keeping me busy. Nothing new there. Blogging Slacker is my name. I need to post just quick posts more often, that way I don’t feel like I don’t know where to begin when I do post!! Girls have been out of school for nearly three weeks. We have had so much going on, including their dance recital last weekend. It was awesome. By the end of the weekend, I had watched it 3 times!! Between dance competitions, rehearsal and two shows this year…that is a lot of dancing. Of course, I never get tired of watching my girls, but the prep is killer. In between running around, dance and quilting, I managed to do some summer decorating. I need to post those next, but I will post a quilt that I peeked last.
This gorgeous quilt was pieced by Vickie of Vickie Quilts blog. Vickie did a beautiful job!!! The quilt is called Pink Lemonade. It will be a raffle quilt to raise money for The American Heart Association. You can read all about it here. It is a wonderful story. The quilt is from Evelyn Sloppy’s book 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts and the pattern is “Honeyberries.” It is actually the quilt on the cover.
I will let the photos do all the talking. 🙂
I love how it turned out. I am very pleased to say the least because this quilt was super challenging for me…mentally. Vickie wanted custom quilting. Due to the striking and scrappy design…a custom design wasn’t jumping out at me. Meaning, there isn’t a lot of open areas, which are usually no-brainers for some custom quilting. It forced me to think “outside the box.” Before quilting pic.
Now, when I look at it, I cannot imagine it quilted any other way. 🙂 I really love the way the fern/leafy feather turned out. Curved cross hatching…love it too!!! I used Glide thread throughout most of the quilt and Isacord in the outer and piano key border. Batting is Dream Cotton Blend. The back…
It is also beautiful, although I had a hard time capturing the texture of the quilting in the photos. I know this quilt will be loved by some lucky winner!!!
I am catching up on comments and emails, so I apologize for my slow response. Hope everyone has a great weekend!