Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Farewell Gift

The commander of the U.S. Army Environmental Command is leaving and he always complimented me on the quilts in my cubicle at work or that I've made for my coworkers so I wanted to make a quilt for him before he left. Since he is an Army Colonel, I wanted to make it Army themed, but since our jobs are all about the environment, I wanted to include that too. So the front is all Army and the back is the Lorax -- he speaks for the trees. And I quilted it in a pattern for Soldiers that says Respect, Honor and Thank You and includes patriotic pictures like the liberty bell, flag, eagle, and stars. Hope he likes it.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Gettin' things done

I used to have a stack of quilt tops needing quilting. Then my mom gave me my inheritance early in the form of a Gammill long-arm computer-guided quilting machine. Now my stack of tops needing quilting is steadily going down and my stack of quilts that need to be bound is going up. Today I finished 2 quilts that I've had for some time. One is a gift for someone else and one is a gift someone made me. Both just needed quilting and binding. Hopefully I can continue the trend and get both my stacks way down. I love gettin' things done.

My Bluebonnet Tabletopper

My favorite online quilting group celebrated its 6th anniversary / birthday and our leader, Carol Doak, designed a new block to celebrate the occasion. I didn't like the suggested colors and decided to use some bluebonnet fabric I bought last September in my quilt across Texas shop hop. I liked the block so well I decided to use it to make a table topper. It looked great. Then I specially picked a quilting design and it fit perfectly. Then I bound it in dark blue and the final product is my favorite table topper to date.