Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Feels Like Santa's Workshop...

My studio feels a little like Santa's workshop lately.  I have really been dedicated to finishing up some quilt tops and making backs for quilts that I want to get to the longarm quilter (see previous post!)  As my girlfriend Dawn said, "You've really been cranking them out".  And with a heavy work load at work lately, I haven't had time to do much else!
Hmmm... how did Lucy get in that photo with Santa??!! :-)

On Monday I dropped off three more quilts at Aardvark & C Quilt Shoppe.  It is close to work and easy for me to stop at on my way home.  My longarm quilter picks up and drops off at the shop.  Unfortunately, the shop will close at the end of the year.  So sad to hear when a LQS closes, but Sally and her husband have been in business a long time (1987, and yes I was quilting back then) and it is time to retire and do some other things with their family, etc. I don't blame her, but will miss her.
Lucy helped with some of the fabric selections for the backs... none of these made the cut.
I didn't grab the camera before I loaded the quilts into the car on Sunday night, but I can tell you one was the Offset Log Cabin quilt from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014, one was a red, white, and blue stars quilt from 2012.  The third was a Christmas quilt I made years ago.  Yay - getting those old UFOs out of here!
While there I picked up two of the quilts that I dropped off last week.  Wow!  They were done already and Janice did an awesome job.. as always.
Beautiful quilting around the applique on the Budding Beauty quilt.
And wonderful feathered motifs in the setting triangles and border.
Sally suggested a pieced binding with the fabrics from the appliqued leaves.  The blocks were made in 2007 - 2008, but I still have some of these fabrics.  I think that is definitely the way to go!
She also finished the green baskets quilt. This one is a little harder to see.
The blocks were custom quilted in white thread.
The feathered borders in a green.

I will be back to the shop this week to pick up one more quilt from the first batch.  The other quilts should be ready in a week or so.
While none of these quilts are for Christmas, it feels like Christmas when I pick them up and see the beautiful quilting she has done!

Happy Stitching!


Linking up today at WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  Check it out!


  1. I agree - beautiful quilting on both of these quilts.Neat idea to use white thread on the lovely green quilt.

  2. The quilts and the quilting are great. I love that the basket quilt is all green. Must feel really good to get some WIP's done.

  3. Your dedication to getting some lingering quilts done is motivation to me. Fantastic job on the quilting. I could put feathers on everything. I think the scrappy binding for the applique will be just the right finish.

  4. Such beautiful quilts. That Budding Beauty quilt always catches my eye. And, who doesn't love a basket quilt? Very special.

  5. Such beautiful eye candy...and I'm not just referring to Lucy!

  6. I love your green basket quilt - wow it's a beauty. Lovely quilting.
    Your table display is lovely.
    Lucy is such a cuddley cutie!


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