Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My FAVORITE part......

This is a VINTAGE GFG ( GRANDMOTHERS FLOWER GARDEN ) that I just finished quilting for a Church Raffle.The church is in Portage Indiana and hopefully I will have more information next week as to where to purchase tickets!!( stay tuned!)
It had been hand pieced, was donated to the church and was in great condition.These vintage tops are always my favorite thing to quilt!
I had some trouble with top thread breakage, probably due to the amount of seams every where. This was maddening as I had puposefully used a heavier weight of thread (Aurifil 28) on the top, and quilting on almost every flower had to be restarted. (&*%@*&!!!)
Victory was mine when I actually completed a flower with out breakage . That was maybe a dozen of them!
One of the flowers had been constructed with 3 prints.... which was fun..

I always wonder about the piecer of these lost tops and would hope to believe she would have been pleased with the finished result
But it was too windy today for a leisurely photo shoot and I always like to take my time because more than likely I never ever get to see them again once they leave the farm.
Sometimes ...that is sad because sometimes... of course I want to keep them!
But then that would require a "Quilt Room" that is envoironmentally controlled and closed off to 4 cats that like to take turns barfing on stuff.
Which explains the polarfleece blanket on my bed at the moment.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Perfect Wedding Shennannigans

So here we are on the beach after the 2.5 minute ceremony.....there wasnt a lot of beach space that was workable so we had the ceremony up in the corner of the yard over looking the shorline.

My Brother in Law,Scott managed to score some extra happy meal items from the drive thru on their way up.... of course after I had pounded 2 Schlitz beers it seemed like a perfect photo op...

Whatever it was it was pretty damn funny ( again after 2 beers..)

Tailgate after ceremony ... it took me a Month(!) to get that beer..? go figure!!

Our interpretation of " American Gothic"... the Wedding Edition ...