This was a pretty busy week for me as far as quilting goes. I finished a couple of quilts this week and started a cute little whole cloth wall hanging for myself. I still need to do filler work in the background, but I had to take it off the frame to get another customer quilt on.
Norma spoke to our Guild on Wednesday night about "friendship quilts" or quilts made for or by friends. It really got me thinking that we all probably make a lot of quilts as gifts for our family and friends. How many quilts have you given away and how many have you kept for yourself?
I do have a couple of shelves of quilts that I have made. Some I know I will keep and others that I may end up giving away if the opportunity arises. I also have a closet full of quilt tops that still need to be quilted, however, as I am usually busy quilting customer quilts, mine tend to get put off until I have some free time. This past week I attended a viewing of a Quilt Guild Member and friend. She had been ill quite awhile back and we made her a lap quilt. She hung this in her bedroom at her Assisted Living home. This week at her service, her family had hung this for everyone to see!! It just goes to show you that the quilts that we make and give away touch people even after we are gone!!
Today I had my HandiQuilter (long arm) monthly meeting at my local HandiQuilter dealer. It is always good to be amongst people that have the same brand machine that you do and be able to bounce ideas and questions off of each other. Show and Tell at these meetings is always inspirational.
I also wanted to take a moment and thank Chris for starting 52Quilters. I have followed this blog since the beginning and just love hearing from quilters around the world. I look forward to receiving the blogs and hearing how quilters do things in their part of the world. Thank you, Chris, for having this vision and turning it into a reality!!
This past week I hit 500+ followers on Instagram, so be watching my Instagram (@janestitchbystitch) as I plan on having a giveaway sometime later this week!!
I do have some quilts that I recently quilted that I thought I would share with all of you!! I hope that you enjoy them!!
|A tuffet that I made for myself!!|
I have had some pretty memorable quilt events this past year, and one of the best was taking a quilt class from Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably and Liza Lucy. What a fabulous time that was!! And I have this quilt to remind me of that time!!!
I want to thank each and every one of you for following along with me this week!! I have truly enjoyed myself and am so grateful for this opportunity. If you want to continue to follow me, you can find my blog at www.stitchbystitchcustomquilting.com, or on Instagram (@janestitchbystitch) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JanesStitchByStitch).
I will leave you with my favorite saying,,,,,,"choose joy" and my motto for this year....."you never know what you can do until you try".