Friday, September 16, 2011

Completed Customer Quilts

Two more queen-size customer quilts completed - and they are gorgeous. One of the quilts, I understand, is going to live with my customer's daughter in Georgia so I used a Hobbs 80/20 batt making it a little lighter in weight. The other quilt is going to stay in Michigan where winters can be brutal. I used a Warm and Natural 100% cotton batting for this. It is definitely heavier than the Georgia bound quilt. The lighter of the two quilts - the autumn squares is quilted with an edge to edge tapestry design. The log cabin is heavily feathered. Wilda S. always does beautiful piecing so quilting is such a joy! Both of these could certainly find homes with me!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Summer fades to Autumn

Looks like our beautiful Michigan summer is fading into autumn. However, there is nothing "faded" about a Michigan autumn.

I have been busy, busy, busy quilting customer quilts. Once quilters are finished with their summer garden and lawn chores, thoughts turn back to quilting! This past week finishes for several memory quilts as well as some more traditional quilts were seen. All of this worked in with my summer canning.

I don't need to can anymore. My children are all grown and my DH is quite happy with the juices and vegetables that DelMonte and the Jolly Green Giant have available. However, I feel like I get better quality from the things that I do myself. Tomato juice, spaghetti sauce, chili sauce, pickles and peaches all have a home on the shelving unit in my basement.

Enjoy the last days of summer everyone! Fall is on it's way.