Monday, April 22, 2013

72 - Sally's Pinwheel-Inside-A-Pinwheel

I'm so proud of Sally!  So so so proud!  The girl has got some serious talent!

This is the 2nd large quilt she made (one for each son).  This pattern has a small pinwheel inside a large pinwheel.  And it took us quite a bit of brain cells to figure out the continuous-line-stitch... but we did it!  Our secret ended up being that we had to focus on quilting one specific pinwheel at a time.  We were both talking to ourselves as we quilted...
1.  straight down through the entire center
2.  curve INSIDE the pinwheel
3.  stitch-in-the-ditch back to center
4.  change directions
5.  oh yeah, second pass gets to go straight down through entire pinwheel, why do I keep forgetting that?
6.  curve INSIDE ( that's INSIDE!) the pinwheel, sheesh!
7.  back to where I started from... isn't it intriguing how you always end up back where you started
8.  repeat!

It's no wonder our little quilter-brains are exhausted when we finish.  I was a babbling idiot.

Wish I'd taken a picture of the back.  Sentimental Sally included Sesame Street retro curtains and Spiderman, Batman, etc. fabrics from her son's bedrooms.  A D O R A B L E and hilarious.

Cutey Patootey Sally
When ya coming back, Sal?  Gary wants quilts for home AND cabin!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

71 - Anne the Fruit of the Spirit Angel

Isn't it wonderful and special and fun and amazing to have the rare & exquisite angel walking amongst us?  I know one of them personally.  Her name is Anne.  How do I know she is an angel?  Well, it would take more words that I could ever list.  She has a servants heart, she loves to give gifts to those in her life, her sweet and positive nature is always uplifting, and she has a beauty and grace that surpasses most women I've ever met.  Plus she volunteers almost every day helping the little kindergartners in my girlfriend Judi's classroom learn and achieve.  I've planned a quilt for her for over two years now.  But God knew the perfect timing would be for the quilt to be completed on the year she is awarded The Golden Acorn Award - Volunteer of the Year!  Congratulations Anne.  You are loved and appreciated.  And thank you, Nora & Bronwin for the partnership!  This quilt wouldn't have made the deadline without your willingness to sew the quilt top!
The fabrics were inspired by the Fruit of the Spirit verse
because Anne is a Fruit of the Spirit Volunteer!
Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

67, 68, 69, 70! Way to go Cori and Tracey

Look what my Quilter-Gal-Pals got accomplished while I was away in Texas!  You see... I told you they were QUICK LEARNERS!