Yes, I've been busy quilting quilting....the second quilt was under the gun (or machine!) so that I can mail them both today to where *I* will be staying in Boston, arriving on Thursday!
I've had a great time downloading audio books through my library on MP3 and these have been so fun to listen to while I have been quilting!
Her second quilt is also a star quilt, but this one has more of a controlled feel to me, with less ranodom placement of the patches within the stars. I LOVE this pillar border! WOW!
The setting fabric is kind of busy, so again it was hard to get pics of what I did in the alternate blocks. Again, busy fabric is not a good candidate for things like trapunto or close background stippling or filler quilting. Simple feathered wreaths are placed in each alternate block with a feather plume quilted in the setting triangles.
The border print also provided a bit of challenge. I did an all over peacock feather in the border to add texture..because of the big graphic nature of the pillars, again, nothing else was really going to show.
And lest you worry that I'm not getting any of my OWN quilting done? I did have a bit of time on friday before working on I's quilts...and I loaded the "love on a shoestring budget" quiltlet and quilted it! The binding is on, so I can take that to the office with me as hand work. This is the top that Tonya and I made together when I was visiting her before she left for France. I am so happy to see it quilted. I have so many fun fond memories of the time we spent together making these blocks..her fabric..my fabric...two things so unlike each other yet blending together in such a fun way!
Jeff has a dentist appointment this morning for xrays and a checkup. We are going to see if those wisdom teeth need to come out yet, and if they do, we will get them out while we still have insurance to cover him through DH's job. When jobs are winding down,you do everything you can to get what you can covered! I've had my physical and my mammo. DH is getting his physical and blood work this week. Jeff is having wisdom teeth checked....
Some "MAYBE" good news. DH was contacted by a plant in Prosperity SC, which is local. And they need a plant controller. It would be perfect and allow us to stay here. So keep your fingers crossed for me!