Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What I've been up to



Hello All,

California is getting some much needed rain. On and off, with a few snow flurries thrown in :) My youngest realllllly wants the snow to stick and be a foot deep, so he can play and go sledding. lol. I hope we'll have a snowy winter this year. Last winter, we barely got any.

So, I wanted to show you the quilt I made for my Aunt. This was one of my tops that were in the 'need to be quilted' pile. So I got a quilt off the pile and sent a warm hug to my Aunt :)


Here's a close up.. sorry these pictures aren't the greatest.. I kept the quilting easy. Ran two straight lines on the diagonals and did some large, loopy flowers in the flower blocks.


I love Irish chains :) and this one is one of my very favorites. I'm glad my Aunt has it.

I only have three more blocks on my cornerstone quilt to put together :)

But, with the weather turning cold, I decided it was time to get my dd's quilt top quilted up. My new table is awesome when it comes to basting :) No more trying to find a large piece of floor space and then crawling around on the floor... haven't been able to do that for ages due to my hips. So I tried other things. I even taped the pieces to a wall and sandwhiched a few quilts on the wall a time or two.. that was better than crawling on the floor. But... this table is so much better than both those methods.


Another chain type quilt, I just love them.

Here's a close up of those clips that hold the quilt to the table. I got them at byAnnie.com.


They work pretty good.

So after this, I really should get a move on on a few Christmas gifts huh?! Can you believe how close it is!!

Linking up with Lorna.

Have a great day.

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7 comments:

  1. They are both gorgeous! Irish chains really add a new dimension to a quilt. Absolutely love!

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  2. Both of them are beautiful! I am glad that CA. is getting some much needed rain :)

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  3. Beautiful quilts! Was the table made to fit the clips, or do the clips fit any table? I will have to check those out too!!!!

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  5. Beautiful Dorian! I love Irish Chain quilts too, and this one is so pretty! I'll soon have to try your basting method -- I'm getting too old for crawling around on the floor too. What to you put on the table to protect it from pin scratchs?

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  6. Dorian,
    sorry just now saw this blog post!
    your finished quilts are lovely! and YES basting on the table is fantastic too - I do the same as you, only I use the really large binder clips, they fit my table, but I will check out your clips - after all, if I ever get a new table, the binder clips might not fit!! Thank you for sharing, MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY 2016 TO YOU AND YOURS FROM THE PRINCES!!

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