Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
At about 9:45 tonight, Halloween, after spending two hours handing out candy to 200 kids...in the rain, of course and enjoying hot dogs at the neighbors afterwards, I finished the quilting on the last of the 15 quilts. Whew! and three days ahead of schedule too!
I will take a picture of the last quilt, called "One Wild Christmas Ride" tomorrow in the daylight and post. It turned out much nicer than I expected. But I do think it will take a very special person to pick this non-traditional quilt of electric green, hot pink and flamingos as their Christmas ideal. It's not my favorite of the 15 but it's not my least favorite either!
A busy weekend ahead (but no quilting to do!) as we head into November. Saturday I will clean house, thoroughly this time, it has been hit and miss all fall. We are also planning a small road trip to Pittsburgh to pick up a bicycle frame for me that will turn my bike into a stationary bike for winter training. I need to get my legs in better shape and lose a few pounds prior to summer as I may be looking at a knee replacement.
But the fun part of the weekend is Sunday when my girlfriend, Phyllis and I will hope for good weather because we plan to take some professional pictures of the quilts. Phyllis teaches with my husband but on the side, she is an excellent photographer. Her front porch is raised over street level by 8 feet so we will hang them off the side of the brick fronted porch and take the shots. I will post as soon as I have them. I will not have all the dedication squares sewn on by then but she has promised to take those shots for me later. Becky made me a photo book via Snapfish after we made the Halloween cross stitch quilt and I am thinking of doing the same thing with the 15 Christmas quilts.
Last but not least in this post, my day was made when I found my quilts on the AQS site under the topic of Christmas giving. Thanks AQS - you make me feel like a winner!
More tomorrow. Happy Halloween!
PS I added the measurements of all the quilts to their albums. Someone had asked me their sizes.