Monday, March 11, 2013

Finally Finished 2013

I want to finish a lot of quilts this year. I’m not making a list (!); I’m just plowing through as best I can.

I mentioned in my last post the quilt I took to Sharon just before she passed away. Here it is:

I apologize for the crummy photo, but I was in a hurry to get it to its new owner. The pattern is “Folk Art Angels” designed by Linda Brannock, © 1994. I bought the pattern when I went to the Houston quilt show way back in 1996 and was in total awe of the booth she had with Jan Patek. I don’t know if the pattern is still available for sale, but you might check with Linda. I love hand applique, but I started this one last year after Sharon was diagnosed, so I machine appliqued it and got the top done quickly, put it in the longarm, and then was stumped. I wanted to write a bible verse in the border and I’m not good at free handing words at this point. I stewed and stewed and stewed. Two weeks ago I decided the verse would get lost in the border, so I did a tight meander, worked some more on the large angels and larger appliqued pieces, and completed it. I was so happy with it that I want to make another for myself. I called it “Battle Angels” and the label tells the meaning of each of the elements of the quilt. Sharon loved it.

I finished another one in February which is saying something for me—I typically only complete one quilt a year—but two in one month! I believe my quilting mojo has returned after a very long absence. I’ll post it later this week after it has been presented to its honoree.

Love one another, and let’s quilt!


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