Hawkeye Wrestling continues with a special after season dual meet tomorrow night at Carver Hawkeye Arena and Randy and I will be in our season seats, Isaah joining us. We'll also be going to the Olympic Wrestling try outs in a couple weeks. Maybe not expected of an avid quilter, but I love it. :)
It hasn't been all wrestling for me though. On Tuesday nights, Kayla has been coming to my studio for "Sew Night." We take turns providing supper and sew from 4 ish till 9 PM. It has led me to finish some quilts. Kayla has been working on several wool projects and which inspired me to purchase a good supply of wool and thread to try my hand at wool applique. Granted, I don't usually need an excuse to buy fabric, but her wool projects are gorgeous. I don't have anything started yet, but I hope to soon.
Remember the Amish quilt my Mom had left unfinished? I fished the quilting she had mostly done and sewed on a bias binding to finish it. I love it. It now hangs outside the entry to the studio. I showed it at Breakfast Club yesterday along with 2 other finished quilts.
OOPS! I thought I'd taken a picture of Mom's Amish quilt finished, but I hadn't. Now, the battery is dead in my camera. I'll take one later and post it next time.
Here are the other 2 finishes, both small Christmas quilts I had very good intentions of finishing before Christmas 2015. Well, you see how that turned out! Thank goodness for our Sew Nights.
This is Christmas Balls, 18" x 18". It's a paper-pieced Court House Steps pattern done in mostly Civil War reds, greens, and shirtings.
I backed it with a Christmas toile...
This is Christmas Trees and Nines, 18" x 18", also CW prints with lots of poison green, even the binding. Have I told you before that poison green is my favorite...only a million times. Right?
A close-up of one of the trees. Each tree was quilted in a different pattern. This green print is an old
Cranston Printworks fabric from the early 1980's. My stash dates back from 1980 to yesterday! Not counting my collection of vintage scraps and pieces.
I'm currently working on a new pattern for my Orphans of War line. It's called North and South and will be a small quilt for all of you who already have too many full size quilts. I'll share pictures once it's finished and patterns printed. :)
I'll close with a picture of Baby Abraham, whom I made the baby quilt for, featured in a previous post. He is adorable as you can see. I've adopted him as my wannabe grandbaby, since I have none at present and none in the foreseeable future. No pressure, son, seeing how you're not married yet.
That's all for tonight. I want to get some quilting in before Downton Abby is on! Keep stitching.