Tuesday, June 30, 2009
My Box of Quilt Tops
Have I ever shown you this? This is a box I keep of quilt tops that need quilting. I use to send these off to the quilters and keep up with things, but when my husband's working hours were cut I sacrificed this 'treat'. That is one of the reasons that I have been practicing stippling and meandering.
When our friends came to join us on our trip to NYC, my quilting friend, Judy, just loved this quilt top.
Judy is the reason I first grew interested in sewing and quilting. She is very talented and has always made me the nicest hand made presents. Her daughter was who the last quilt was for, btw. She loved it. It was a perfect present, in my mind.
Here are a few embroidered towels Judy gave me for my birthday, arent' they lovely? I just love them.
Judy's birthday is July 14th, so I sat down and quilted it. I used a dark brown thread since so much of the top was dark brown. But, I wish I hadn't because it is so bold on the lights. I guess I learned from that one. It does blend perfectly on the chocolate colored borders. I just need to add the binding and it will be ready to ship.