I have two new finishes for the New Year. I'm on a roll. I figure I need to strike while the iron is hot!
The first quilt is called "Church Cat" and is a Cheri Saffiote pattern. I realized when I viewed the photo, that I forgot the button eyes for the cat. I'll have to search and see if I have any big buttons. The flowers were to have buttons on them, too, but I did not want to cover up the fabrics for the flowers. I started the quilt between Christmas and New Year's, so it did not take long to make. The applique is machine button hole stitched.
The second quilt is from a Joined at the Hip pattern called "Summer at the Farm". I made the top a good while back. I think over a year ago. It is not a big quilt so I don't have an excuse as to why I let it sit unfinished for so long. I like the little quilt blankets on the sheep.
I spray basted another UFO and am going to sit down and machine quilt later today. It is one with wool applique scattered on it, so I am not sure how I am going to quilt it. Probably in a cross hatch grid like I have been doing lately. I just want to get it done. Too many UFO's waiting.
I went to my local quilt shop yesterday. They were very busy. I got there not long after the shop opened. They were having a 20% off sale on Christmas fabric and an end of the bolt sale. I don't know if that is what drew so many people in or if there was something else going on. Maybe a class. My main goal was to pick up my free fat quarters, thread, and a Chaco Liner (I mark the grid work for quilting using these). I wanted to look at fabrics but there were too many people. I'll go back on a week day for that. The shop has a Sew Special club. You get a discount on everything in the store except machine quilting. And each month a free fat quarter. Birthday month, you get an extra fat quarter free. Well, I don't know if you want to call it free. Club membership is $20 per year, but I do get my money's worth from it.
While standing in line with my purchases, the lady in front of me had two fat quarters and she told the cashier that there should be no charge as it was her birthday month. Then I heard her say that her birthday is Monday. Well, lo and behold, so is mine. It isn't often that you find someone with a January 5th birthday. We had a nice conversation about that. I do have a birthday buddy. My good quilting friend, Rosy, has a January 5th birthday. We always try to find a really funny birthday card for each other. One year I made her a small machine applique quilt. It showed a lady popping out of a cake. You could see the legs coming out of the bottom of the cake and a layer of cake on the head of the lady. The lady had no clothes on but the cake covered the important parts. I titled it "Rosy's Birthday Suit". Everyone had a good laugh with that quilt. I do not have a picture of it. Don't know why. I told her that she did not have to keep the quilt. Just treat it like a birthday card.
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