Before I get into the meat of today's post I want to thank everyone for the feedback on the HST posts. It seems like there are several people who might be interested in making a HST quilt. Are you? What would you think of an HST quilt-along? Let me know in the comments. If there's enough interest I'll set one up.......with prizes too, of course!
Yesterday I mentioned that we would be shopping for a new refirgerator today. We will but only after we drop off the car (the 15 year old Acura) for repair! It's a transmission problem so I'm betting that this will be a big ticket item. We are desperately in need of a period of austerity around here!
Good thing I have plenty of fabric and thread to keep me occupied while I try to calm the house into a state of smooth running. I'm trying to talk nice to all of the other appliances and equipment in the hope that nothing else will break.
Between calls to repair/install people I've finished quilting 2 more veteran's quilts for my quilt club.
One of the fun things we do is a monthly block drive. Becky gives us a block pattern each month and everyone brings in the completed blocks the next month. These are always designed with a veteran's quilt in mind. This quilt is a result of one of the block drives.
Wavy cross-hatching finished off this one.
This one was made by Carol. She bought a set of fabrics at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and I think it came with the pattern.
Since the print fabric has a flower motif I decided to quilt this one in a large leaf meander.
These quilts are a lot of fun to quilt because they go really quickly. They've been really helpful recently because they are helping me to figure out Willie's new idiosyncrasies. Getting him back has had a pretty steep learning curve. All machine have their personalities and Willie's has really changed with the Bliss upgrade and the service. It's taken a lot longer to get things settled down than I anticipated so there's been a bit of frustration. I know he needed service and I have to remember that when I get frustrated. But without going into details, it was a truly frustrating process from start to finish. But things are settling down now and he's running smooth so we are making friends again.