Thanks to my friend JoAnn, I get to remove this one from my list of PIGS (projects in grocery sacks).
This quilt has been pieced for years, but somehow, never made it to the long arm.
A few years back, I talked my friend JoAnn, into taking my old HQ frame. The very first one that came out for home machine quilters. That one you taped down to a table top and set your domestic sewing machine on. I was so captivated with it at the time... but the frame was not very sturdy and was less that great to work with. JoAnn had an interest in quilting, but wasn't quite sure...after playing on it a bit, her hubby worked over the frame and made it stronger, but she soon grew out of it. Now 4 machines later for her... (it's not my fault JoAnn), she is a fabulous free motion quilter. I have never really navigated out of pantographs on my longarm, so yes, I can say I'm a little jealous!
Look at all this gorgeous quilting...
I love the flowers with the cross hatching in the centers.
And all those fun little pebbles!
All topped off with these cool funky feathers in the border.
You can see just why, I jumped at the chance when she was looking for a quilt to practice on. LOL!!
So JoAnn, if your reading this...I've got more on my list of things to do!
It is finally happening. My studio is getting those badly needed repairs... but that leave me with no place to play! At least not my usual place. I've been moved to the kitchen table for the duration of those repairs! Heck no one needs to eat around here anyway! LOL!
What to do, what to do?
I recently saw one of my fellow bloggers, SeaSide Stitches post named "Drowning in Scraps".
When this hop was announced it just brought me right back...to remembering just how fortunate I have been. Blessed with good health, while so many others struggle. I've lost loved ones to Cancer, but not Breast Cancer. I "so" wanted to participate in this hop, but to make it really meaningful, I needed to find someone who I could support with my project.
I approached Madame Samm with an idea. You see, my fellow bloggers have supported me for a very long time...now it was time to pay it forward. I was able to find just the perfect person to support. Someone who has been part of our blogging world for a very long time. Samm helped me in getting the information on just how to get my project to her. Happy Dance, Happy Dance! There is nothing more rewarding in life than putting yourself out there, to lend a hand no matter the size. The joy that fills your heart...lets just say can not be measured. As for my recipient, I hope you know just how special you are and just how much we are all pulling for you...
Have you ever seen so many pink moose?
It's the "Moosestash" here, and we just wanted to let you know that
all of us moose are sending our best wishes...
You have to just love the bra that Madame Samm designed,
along with the customized hanger.
What better way to make someones day!
If you remember you saw this fabric on my "Frozen" quilt,
only layered over a blue instead.
This lacy looking fabric was a piece I bought in New York last year at a
quilt retreat. The shop owner reminded me that it was see thru, and not
the best choice for quilting. I had a vision...and I'm so glad I did.
I sure hope she has more of these fabrics when I visit her in April,
cause I just love the look.
Speaking of look...
Have you ever turned over your quilt and looked at the back?
Really looked at it.
I had to laugh...
Does it look like some one's glaring back at you?
And can you find the hidden hanger?
So thanks my special friend, you made
this hop complete for me!
Sending you 2...lets say "D" cups full of hugs!
Thank you Pat, for being a wonderful cheerleader!
We couldn't have done it without you!
Madame Samm...your our secret little treasure.
Don't forget it you have someone in your life who needs support, you can purchase,