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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.
I love connecting with other creative people!I am a Sales Rep for APQS Long-Arm Quilting Machines as well as run a Quilting Business which enables me to help people finish their quilt tops.My primary focus is fiber and I enjoy all aspects of it.Quilt history and Art quilts are another interest of mine along with collecting antique and vintage quilt parts.I live with 4 cats, 3 dogs,8 chickens and my Husband who is a Godzilla/gamer/Theater geek.We live on a small farm and enjoy riding our motorcycles as much as we can in the warmer months......even though we should be mowing or gardening!