Anita's quilts and quilting

A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.

Yippie a quilt finish

Happy new year to everyone!  (If anyone is still reading this blog)  Today is my birthday.  Nothing special was planned.  Just a quiet day at home.

For the past few months, as part of my at home physical therapy, I practiced swinging the quilting machine around.  I’m trying to strengthen my arm.  Well, just swinging the machine wasn’t my idea of real practice so a friend left one of her quilt tops with me.  She didn’t care how long it took me to finish even if it took me a year or more.  That was a relief because at first I could only work for five minutes at a time.  Here it is months later and the quilt is finally finished.  It’s hard to see the stitching but if you click on the picture it will enlarge.

Neda's quilt 001This quilt is almost identical to one this lady did before.  This one has a border and the other one didn’t.  On the border I quilted a leafy feather vine.

Neda's quilt 002

Most of the designs I quilted are the same as before.

Neda's quilt 014

On the four patch squares I did a simple back and forth design.

Neda's quilt 011

On this rectangle shape I did a leaf and curl design.

Neda's quilt 012

I did a holly leaf vine design on this shape and a funky flower on the short rectangles.

Neda's quilt 009

Here I did a flower on the single squares.

Neda's quilt 004

On this long strip I did a stacked pebbles design.  She liked this design and wants more on future quilts.

Neda's quilt 007

Here is a view of the back.

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Another view of the back.  You should be able to see the funky flower design a little better in this one.  Lower left corner.

Neda's quilt 018How’s that for a final finish for 2014?  It was a great accomplishment for me.  I also put the binding on for her.  I did it by machine and it’s not perfect but she said it’s fine.

I believe my diabetes is almost under control.  This morning my fasting sugar level was 102 which is great compared to when it was running in the 375 to 400 range.  Normal is somewhere around 80 to 90. It’s been coming down slowly but steadily since I started with daily shots and being careful what I eat. My heart condition is being controlled with medication.  I do feel as if I have more energy.  I’m careful not to overdo though.  I still have a long way to go before I consider myself quite healthy again.  It’s just nice to know I am achieving my goal.

What will this new 2015 year bring? There is only one way to find out.  Let’s get started and we’ll see.

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5 comments on “Yippie a quilt finish

  1. kathi
    January 4, 2015

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND!!! sorry it’s late. VERY HAPPY you got a quilt done. as done IS good. giggle. Prayers you continue to mend and BE YOU!!!

  2. Linda in NE
    January 2, 2015

    Happy Birthday, Anita. It’s good to hear your health is improving. Quilt on!

  3. Ann Godwin, SC
    January 2, 2015

    I’m so happy that you are on the mend. The quilt is lovely…back to your great work. 2015 is going to be a fabulous year for you. Let me know if you decide to quilt for old customers again. Ann/South Carolina

  4. Joyful
    January 1, 2015

    It’s a beautiful quilt. I love the colour combinations and the quilting you’ve done. Glad to hear you are getting your health under control. All the best in the New Year!

  5. Kathleen Fry
    January 1, 2015

    Happy Birthday
    Happy New Year
    Happy Quilting….
    I’m still here.
    Kathleen
    San Juan, Texas

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