Thursday, June 16, 2011

Quilting days


This is my sister, Kim, her first time quilting a quilt.  This was also her first large quilt.  Isn't it beautiful.  It is the largest quilt my frame will handle.  Kim is a natural free motion quilter.  This quilt is going to look stunning on her bed.
I finished quilting the D9P and got it off the frame just before Kim got here yesterday.  This is the quilt I made with the charm packs, Fandango by Kate Spain for Moda.  It is my first charm pack quilt.


I finished binding it this morning and attached the label.  I delivered it this evening to Robin, who has been my singing coach all year.  Saturday is the big recital where I make my public singing debut in which I actually have a couple of solo parts.


The last thing I did today was to finish this AAQI quilt.  It is 9" x 11".  I quilted it with triangles in each of the orange and gold wedges and micro stippling around the outside.  Now, I have three ready to register.


Tomorrow, my sis is coming to finish quilting her quilt.  I have an appointment with a quilter who I really respect about the next steps for my iris project.  Tomorrow night, I have dress rehearsal.  It is also my daughter's birthday.  Busy days.  Ain't retirement grand!
Joyful quilting.
Miki

14 comments:

sheila 77 said...

What a beautiful quilt, Miki, a lovely arrangement and colours. I must have a look at these Moda fabrics as I don't have many paler fabrics. I love the AAQI quilt - such a happy cheerful quilt.
Good luck with your singing debut.

Nancy B said...

Aren't charm packs fun? Sometimes it's just nice to let someone else pick the colors - which gets me inspired with new possible color combinations!

diane said...

love your style

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wonderful quilt! Good luck in your recital - ooo soloist, too.

Sue Daurio said...

Love the charm pack quilt, those colors are so yummy! Your sisters quilt is wonderful too. How nice that you both quilt! Good luck with singing debut!

Sarah Craig said...

Way to go, Miki! Your charm pack quilt is awesome - isn't a D9P a great pattern? So may ways to go.... And I love your new AAQI quilt, too. You are quite an inspiration!! Whoop whoop!!

Mac said...

Thank you Sis for letting me use your Juki! It was a fun experience and I love the results. I could never have done this design on my sewing machine. Looking forward to my binding lesson next week!

KatieQ said...

Bravo! Good luck with your concert. I'm sure the audience will be shouting, "Encore."
The D9 patch is beautiful. Great use of a charm pack.

Brita said...

All of the quilts are wonderful, I especially love the colors of Fandango. You got a lot done, congrats! And congrats on your concert, too.

4dreamsr said...

Love the AAQI quilt! & purple is my fav. Very nice piecing & quilting.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

You have a lot going on! I'd love to hear you sing:)

All of the projects are great! Thanks for sharing.

Snoodles said...

Your sister's first quilt - wow! What a masterpiece for a "first"....just lovely. Your charm pack quilt is beautiful!
Good luck singing! Post it on here for us to watch! (The next best thing to being there...LOL)
Jacque in SC
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greelyrita said...

Big Wow! Whoop! Whoop! You're so busy!!! Were you this busy before you retired???

bethiejw said...

You are quite talented.