A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
Where did June go? Here it is the middle of July already. I’ve been busy in the kitchen canning almost everyday. The mobile food bank is giving out lots of produce these days and I process it as fast as I’m able. The neighbors have pretty much stopped learning to can. I believe it’s just much easier to get the food from me so why bother. I’ll continue as much as I am able. Yesterday I canned Monkey butter. It’s really a banana jam.
Aww, ghee whiz. It seems when it rains, it really pours! Let’s see, hmm, what has happened the last month? The furnace/AC died. The refrigerator died. I’m using a dorm size replacement. My mortgage company is gonna try to foreclose on my house when I make the very last payment. In 25 years of never missing a payment AND paying extra principle every month….. I don’t think so! Mathematically that doesn’t add up. I did some research and it seems OCWEN steals homes with built up equity. I really need to find a good lawyer. Check these links to read more about how ocwen is stealing homes. OCWEN #1 OCWEN#2
Oh, yes, my computer caught a nasty coupon drop down virus. I tried to fix it myself and of course I couldn’t. Called a computer guy who came to fix it. He was more interested in me getting a new computer. Well, DUH, if I could afford to buy a new computer I would have done that instead of paying the cost for someone to look at this one. My computer is worse now than it was before he arrived.
Mom has been acting up again so I’ve spent more time at the nursing home. Her reality is slipping in and out. Sometimes I’m her daughter and sometimes I’m her Mommy. She talks about events that happened years and years ago. She talks to invisible people and I play along. Who knows? It could be angels hanging around her and I don’t want to offend them.
The light bulbs in my kitchen burned out. They are shop lights. The cost is about $15 for two. Not in the budget this month so I’m using the stove hood light or natural light from the window.
There is more happenings. I don’t want to be a complainer. Let me just say, I’m hanging on…. barely. Now I’m starting to depress myself.
So let me change the subject and show the next quilt finished. A bright quilt to brighten up my mood. Here it is on the intake table. When the lady picked it up, she said she LOVED it. So modern looking. She liked the back better than the front.
I did a leaf, vine, curl, design on the outside border. I used a blue green color thread. My intention is to hold the layers together with pleasing stitching but not overwhelm the work of the piecer.
Here’s a better view. You see? The stitching is there and it can be seen but it becomes a part of the design. On the back the stitching is the focus.
This is a picture of the back. This area is near the bottom of the quilt. I used a gold thread for the SID work. The gold thread became a part of the design of the pieced work. Click the photo to enlarge it.
I did a line dancing design on the pieced blocks. I somehow missed taking a photo of it on the front but here is a close up of the back showing it.
On the black fabric I decided to go with a dark color thread but not a black. I used this. It’s called Pansy. It only shows up when the quilt is in bright light.
I did a back and forth (pacing) design on the black sashing. I couldn’t get a good photo of it on the front. Here it is from the back. You can also see the line dancing of the pieced blocks and the leaf type design I did on the inside border.
Here is another look at the stitching from the back. I did enjoy doing this work.
The next one is on the machine. I’ve been working on it for a week. In between all the happenings around here. I hope to finish it today but who knows what the day will bring.