Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Forward on All Burners

Hi all....  I'm a bit sad to see Labor Day in the rearview mirror.  It's time for a new academic year for the Quilting Professor, and that's a good thing, but it's also a busier time - since I work an administrative job, I work all summer, but summers are still quieter than the year, and I'm sorry to see that quiet time end.  Oh well, time to be back on all burners!!

I've been really, really busy.  On Monday I linked up to Bonnie Hunter's Yard Sale - and I sold this gigantic pile of books - yippee - I am happy to see these go to new homes - my bookshelves were starting to sag, so it was time!

 Labor Day was also the day for a traveling box of quilts - here are all the quilts that I have collected in the past 18 months for the organization Wrap-A Smile.  I made some, and others I just quilted from tops someone else made.... in a box they went, and off with a friend to Stockton, CA, where they are labeled and prepared to go on a medical mission with Rotary International, where they will snuggle some child as he or she comes out of surgery for a facial disfigurement - a big job for a little quilt , but somehow I know these quilts are ready for the challenge!

 and I am busy quilting the pineapple quilt...  I am stitching in the ditch every single seam...  I know some think that is nuts - but it's my way, and I'm sticking to it - it outlines the piecing so sharp and crisp....  it will take a while, though!  At the moment I am enjoying the work....
 the little hankie quilt for my friend Virginia is getting beads, and is almost, almost ready to send to her...  I'll share a photo when it is completely complete -

So - all in all, a little nostalgia for the summer past...  but there are always new quilts to make,,,  aren't there?   Oh yippee............

Happy Quilting,

Kate

2 comments:

Glinda ♥ said...

Good luck with all that stitching in the ditch ... that's quite a feat :)

Muv said...

What a fantastic collection of quilts you put together for the charity donation! They are beautiful. I'm sure the children will love them.

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