You are the very lucky reader who gets to join in this momentous event! You might want to mark it down on the calendar of the most important days in your life! Oh all right, I'm exaggerating a little bit. But just a little.
I started this very randomly spaced Quilts from My Sewing Machine in April. Knowing myself well, at least in this one thing, I declared I wouldn't tie myself down to a schedule for this recurring feature. Good thing, too. Here's entry #2 from Quilts from My Sewing Machine.
Not only am I going to tell you about a quilt I named "Mouse," it's going to be from the entry in my Quilt Provenances. I number the quilts in my provenance by when they were finished, so Mouse was my 17th quilt. Some of my provenances are long and some are barely there. I make sure I put in the "details": Name of quilt, start and finish date, size of the quilt, pieced by (because I sometimes quilt a flimsy of my Aunt's) and who quilted it. Recently I've started including the price it cost to get it quilted.
And now, without a fuss or muss, or more rambling or soap-boxing, let me introduce you to mouse!
17. Mouse July 2008-July 2010 91.5 x 61.5 super twin
Pieced and machine-quilted by myself
The summer of 2008 was a very productive one for me. It was the summer of Quilt Café; AH, MBD, MF and S got together every Monday. We were friends from the Guild but also MBD, MF, AH and I were already good friends. We'd gather, usually at MBD's house, bring potluck lunch and quilt. MBD's husband, WD, made us a wooden plaque than said "Quilt Café." MBD hung it in her big quilting room, really a family room, and our name was born. Sometimes it was hard to say whether we ate more or quilted more!
During that summer I made My Other Daughter, The Yellow Failure, Hubby's Log Cabin, TGS Plays the Blues and started the Blue and Green Christmas. Everyone was getting quilts for presents that year!
|This is a picture of my Hubby and|
his favorite color: black.
I used Eleanor Burns Log Cabin in a Day to construct the quilt and it went together very quickly. I decided to quilt it myself on the machine using Aunt Marie's Log Cabin quilt as a pattern for the quilting. As I was ironing the top, getting ready to sandwich it, I discovered that the gray I had purchased on sale was of questionable quality. It had already begun to fray along the seams and in a few places had frayed almost to the seam line. What a nightmare!
|NO, not that Bond!|
|YES, that 007!|
Referring to one of my Aunt's LC, I looked at how she had quilted it. I used my walking foot to quilt down the middle of the logs. I had it about half quilted when Christmas rolled around. I presented it to my hubby with great anticipation at giving him his first quilt made by me!
|Cat Inspecting Mouse|
Started: July 2008
Finished: July 2010
Size: 91.5" x 61.5" (Super Twin)
Pieced and Machine Quilted by myself