Anita's quilts and quilting

A semi-retired professional longarm machine quilter

This and that

Well now…. another finished quilt. A sampler quilt. I did line dancing on all the blocks.

I did a feather on the sashing and corner stones. A curly vine on the inside sashing and corner stones.

Here’s a view from the back.

This is the house block. It looks better with straight lines than it would look with line dancing.
Here’s how the line dancing looks on the other blocks.
Another block.

Next I did this little quilt table topper. I did 1/2 inch cross hatching in the center and holly leaves on the pieced border.

Here’s a view from the back.

I’ve had trouble with my mother again. She’s getting more combative and very hard to handle. I went to the courthouse to start the paperwork for her to be transferred to another facility. There aren’t any nursing homes in Kentucky that deal with her special needs. She will have to be moved to an out of state facility. I’ve been assured she won’t be moved until the staff simply can’t handle her anymore. I’m getting the paperwork started so when it’s time to move her I won’t have to rush to deal with it. As hard as it will be to see her moved out of state…… her health needs are more important than my convenience.
I got the first reality shock of how it will be to do things without my quilting income. The filing fees at the courthouse were $168. I had to borrow money from my daughter to cover the costs. Yes, its going to be a little rough through a transition period but entirely do able. I’m going to find other ways of earning money…. just not with the constant deadlines and stress of quilting for a living.
My daughter and I have talked and agreed that she should move back home for awhile. Her lease is up in November so that’s when she and Ladybug will be moving here. This will give me enough time to finish up the last of the customer quilts (I already have) and start clearing out the rooms for her and Ladybug. It will take me from now until November to get the house in order so there is room for them. I don’t move as fast as I used to…. smile…. not a spring chicken anymore.
Her goal will be to save enough money to buy a house of her own and at the same time give me the financial help I need to make a transition from professional quilter to…. what? I’m not sure yet. Writer maybe? Artist? Crafter? The possibilities are endless. Ok, time for me to get to work.

One comment on “This and that

  1. FoulkeArt
    June 30, 2009

    Love your geometric quilting on the house block!!

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