Lucy Boston

Thursday, September 24, 2015

another meandering

My friend, Janet,
I swear is trying to make me look bad!
Not really -
but I just quilted another quilt for her
and it's for her Christmas gifting!!

Yep, she has a whole stack of quilt tops ready for me
to quilt for her and her gifting this year!!
This is the most recent one I got to meander over:
Isn't it a great one??!
I think the fabric was Monsters Inc.
and was SO nice to quilt, with perfect piecing and pressing!
Makes my job fun even more fun!!

Happy Autumn to you!!
and hope you've had some stitching time (or relaxing), also!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

wedding quilt gift finished

So only after 4 years - I have a wedding quilt ready to gift!!
YAY, me!
It's a big one!, and I love it.  It will be hard to gift, that's for sure.
I gave the wedding couple the choice of colors, and design.  
They chose the Ohio Star (like the one I'd made for the groom's sister's wedding quilt), but I didn't hear their color decision for a couple of years.
Then I took my time making it -
so now, for their fourth anniversary,
it's a finish!
I used fabrics from my stash, mainly from the lines of 
Kathy Schmidt - Piecemakers,
Laundry Basket Quilts - Snow Bird, and
Minick & Simpson - Lexington

The pattern I used is from an older book -
40 Fabulous Quick Cut Quilts by Evelyn Sloppy.
It's a great book, and well worth the original price.
Now it's available (through Amazon and others) for ridiculously low prices.
I've used many patterns over and over from this book, and
each has been a wonderful finish.
Definitely worth adding to your library!

Monday, September 21, 2015

getting ready for Autumn

Long time no visit!
Lots of stuff going on around here -
some good, some sad,
but all in all, life is good.

I received a little quilt in a swap that I participated in:
It sure is a cutie and I love it!
I love the flying geese, especially.
Thank you so much, Roberta!!

Today, I mailed the little quilt that I made for the swap
(for Roberta),
so she should have it in time to welcome the arrival of Autumn.
I won't share the quilt top, yet,
but here's a peek of the back:
Also, I've been doing some cleaning in the 
sewing room, aka studio.
No pictures of that, but
does anyone else have enough fabrics and supplies 
to last more than their own lifetime?

That's all for now - I've been doing some commission quilting,
so pictures of that to come.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

bow ties

I enrolled myself into another block swap!
Do I have my last year's four-patch exchange blocks 
put into a quilt top yet, you ask?
Well, no.  
But that's part of the fun for me...
not just the making of the blocks, 
but mailing them off, 
knowing that they are traveling to places I've never visited, and 
to fellow quilters that I've never met.
Then, in turn, awaiting the arrival of the exchange blocks that someone else made for me,
looking at all of the different fabrics from 
quilting friends around the whole country, and even world!!!
This time, it's a bow tie block exchange that Barb offered 
about a month ago,
with Civil War reproduction fabrics and muslin.
There are forty-one people in the exchange, 
and I needed to make two blocks 
(of different fabrics) for each person,
equaling 82 total, four-inch finished bow ties.
And they are not due until the end of October.
So, YAY, me!
Finished and ready to mail!
and it's still early September!!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!
Here in the U.S. of A., today, Monday, is Labor Day.
The Labor Day holiday is traditionally the end of our Summer.
I've been laboring, but the fun kind of labor -
keeping the grand kiddos whilst their parents move into their new home.
Also, I've been having fun, doing some of the cooking and hauling meals over to them while they concentrate on the actual labor. :)

Just yesterday, I was able to deliver my gift quilt
to Poppy and meet her as she came to visit at just a week old!
She's such a sweetie, and I'm sure she loves her quilt as much as I loved making it for her!
Last week, I also stitched up some more of my Farm Girl Vintage blocks...
I'm loving making these six inch blocks!
 And, I don't think I showed the ones I had done the week before,
so here they are:
Back to Labor Day plans,
the grand kiddos are coming over again today (while SonnyBoy continues his unpacking), so we have great plans - swimming and enjoying the 90+ degree weather; also we'll have a hot dog roast as we have some downed branches to make a little bonfire.
Later tonight, THE Ohio State Buckeyes have their season-opener football game, so there will be some home-gating/football watching going on around here.  

Hope your weekend is grand, also!