I hope you all have been enjoying some nice weather - we certainly have! At least, up till now - they're predicting severe storms for us tonight (Thursday night) so hopefully I'll still have a roof tomorrow morning! Of course, I found out today that I need a new roof, so maybe that's not so important. Oh well!
I did get some quilting done this week - I'm kind of enjoying doing some straight line quilting on my tabletop machine - it's nice to slow down a little bit! Fortunately, I've got a local friend with a very nice Gammill, and she said I could come crank out ministry quilts on it while I'm (still!) waiting for the (back-ordered) part for Jolene. Thank heavens for good friends!! She told me her Gammill's name is Mamie. Mamie and I got along well together earlier this week!
For this one, I used a Comma jelly roll and some Kona, I think in bone. It's a really simple block, either for pre-cuts, yardage, or scraps, and it's a simple quilt to make larger or smaller. The tutorial will run next Friday on the Benartex blog, and I'll put a link to it in next week's Whoop Whoop post!
I quilted this one using an angled straight line, but to add interest, I turned some corners. Thank heavens for my Mark-B-Gone marker, which helped me keep a straight line on the borders!
This quilt already has a new home with Diane, who used to work with our quilt ministry. Her life has gotten much more complicated since she learned to do some amazing long arm stitching, so she doesn't get to come as often as we'd like to see her, but we still consider her a part of the group. She had surgery this week for a blocked carotid artery and we wanted her to be wrapped up in a quilt-y hug from all the ladies at the ministry! If you've never seen her quilting you really should go check out her blog. She does the most amazing memory quilts I've ever seen!!
And now, just for fun, I want to show you a picture I found earlier this week while looking through a box of old stuff…
Me with my very first rotary cutter and mat!! I think this picture is between 20 and 24 years old… I showed it to the ladies at church and they said, "Oh - - - your hair was brown?" LOL! I wasn't quilting back then, just sewing clothes for myself and my young daughter, but I put that rotary cutter to good use even then!
So that's one of my accomplishments for the week -
can I get a whoop whoop??
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping this week?
What's made you jump for joy?
Tell us - we want to dance right along with you!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
and remember - it doesn't have to be a finish!
Hope to see you there!