Monday, January 26, 2009

It's Official

It's official! Elijah starts his new job on Monday! This is truly such a wonderful answer to our prayers. The guy is going to let him work around his school schedule but he could get 40 hours a week! He only had to drop one class, so he is still carrying 9 hours, which is fulltime for the master's program he is in. We are just so very thankful to a God who hears our prayers and answers them in such an amazing way.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Next Project

This is a pic of my next project. It will be a gift for later this fall. I am using Moda's Madiera charm squares and using Heather Moulder Petersons pattern, "4-patch fusion". I am not sure if my borders are going to look ok. I couldn't find a large print in that fabric line, so I picked something else. I love the way she quilted it, and believe that I will be able to duplicate the quilting.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Answered Prayer

It looks like Elijah is going to have a job at a chemical plant!! It isn't a chemist position, but it is a job!!! Thank you Lord! It is unofficial yet, but he has talked to the president of the company, who wanted him to send him his school schedule so they could work around it. What a blessing!! Thanks to all of you who have been praying with me about this!

Jim and I are back from our little trip to the mountains. It was very nice, but there's no place like home. I've had a wonderful 50th birthday!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

QOV Finished

My trip to Louisville got postponed until tomorrow. We couldn't get Jake in to see the vet until later this afternoon. So, I finished the QOV quilt this morning. It is very pretty. It has an American flag with the words to the pledge of allegience on the back and the piecer put our names and cities underneath. I hope she is pleased with it.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Quilt of Valor

I decided to get started on quilting the Quilt of Valor (QOV) quilt I received yesterday. Volunteer piecers and long armers get together to make quilts which are given to injured soldiers. A great organization, check it out at I met the piecer yesterday and she had made a beautiful red, white, and blue big star quilt. I decided to quilt it in loops and stars. I'll finish it when I get back from Louisville.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tonight's project

I made these little cell phone covers tonight. One will go as a gift to my son's girlfriend when I go visit next week. I think she will probably like the red and black one the best. They could be used for sunglasses also. I am going to try to get some thin velcro or some snaps for a closure. Thanks Betty for the pattern!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pillowcases to match

Another picture of the finished blue and white quilt. I washed and dried it so it has puckered up nicely around all the quilting. I've made two pillowcases to match. I am hoping that Elijah will like it and want to use it on his bed at his apartment.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Feathers and more feathers

I finally finished the quilting on this one. This is the most I've ever done on one quilt. I think I used 12 bobbins of thread. Feathers, feathers, and more feathers. I think I am going to name this one "Feather Practice", because the first row is pretty bad but they get better. Awwww, after it's washed no regular person would probably even notice the feathers (only a quilter!)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Am I getting any better at this??

I've completed 6 rows; only 6 more to do. I am not sure that I am really getting better at this. Jim is bored silly today. He is still on crutches and now has a rash from the tape around his foot. He actually said he wished he could quilt so he would have something to do! (he was kidding!)

New project - whew!!

Well, since I don't have much $$ in this blue and white quilt top, I decided to go for it and try my hand at feathers. I won't get any good at doing them until I do them. Doing feathers around a circle is much easier to me than doing them straight (or slightly curved). The picture shows one of my better circular feathers and probably the worst feather below it. (click on the picture to enlarge) Hopefully, I will get better. This one is going to take 10-12 hours to quilt...whew! Elijah may get this quilt for his bed at school. It is 81 x 97, so I think it will cover his queen bed. His other quilts barely come to the edges of the mattress.