No pain, no gain

No pain, no gain

As a PT,  I used to say that all the time: no pain, no gain.  But this is the first time I’ve said it as a result of quilting.  Holding that ruler steady while doing all the back and forth matchstick quilting, for hours…yea, my left arm hurts.  But who cares. I looove how this came out. It seems so elegant.  Which is what I was hoping for. This was pieced by my Angel Fire friend, Jan.  She went with wool batting – so perfect.  So Fine #50 thread, except for the gold metallic thread on the flying friends.    I’d be no where without the handiest rulers from Linda Hrcka at quiltedpineapple.com That’s the last customer quilt for while. Next up….a week with my little Ruby Lou!!!!!  So psyched!!  She’ll be turning one in just a few weeks.  Thanks for looking!...
Jenn’s Quilt

Jenn’s Quilt

My friend, Jenn, created this crazy cool modern quilt. We all have our skills, and creating quilts that just make you think, “Dang, that’s good” is hers. Then she sends it to me.  With not a lot of rules.  Playtime!   I wish I could say I planned this out before I loaded it, and had a clear vision of what I wanted to do.  But I can’t. I did TRY to make a plan, but it just wouldn’t come together.  I decided to just jump in and trust that I’d figure it out as I went.   I did decided on a few motifs, with input from Jenn, that I wanted to sprinkle throughout the quilt top. But how to fill the spaces in-between those was just done on the fly.  The hard part was refraining to adding too many different motifs.  I tried to stay in within my notes.  I had to keep looking at my sketches and finding places to put them, instead of adding more and more and more and more….. Anyway… not much else to say about this one, other than I need to make a quilt top like this so I can KEEP it.              What fun.  Thank you, Jenn.   Thanks for checking! Debbie...