Hello everyone. It has been awhile since I last posted. However, that does not mean I don't check in. I do check in to see what you all are up to. I have been very busy with my quilting. This past May we had 3 college graduates in our family, my niece, my nephew and my son. I decided to make each a quilt for their big days! I also have another niece who had her first baby in May, so, of course, I made her a quilt, too. In the midst of all this quilting, I also transformed the smallest bedroom in our house into a sewing room! This was really exciting. For years and years I have been sewing in my bedroom with my supplies all over the place, never able to find what I need - you all know what I mean. So, I have lots to share with you.
First, the baby quilt. This pattern is one I made once before. It features dimensional pinwheels and I just love pinwheels. It is just a fun quilt.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, I purchased a Handiquilter Sweet Sixteen!!!!!! I have quilted one quilt on it so far. I plan to do some practicing on lap quilts this summer.
On the wall behind the ironing board I plan to put a design wall. Below are the 3 graduation quilts I did. First is one that I started many years ago. I had decided I had to finish my UFOs, so this is one of those. This one was for my niece, Jenna, who graduated from Ramapo College in Ramapo, NJ:
Last is the quilt I made for my son, who graduated from Kean University in Union NJ. This quilt I quilted on my Sweet 16. The pictures of this quilt do not give it justice. For some reason the colors didn't show well. It looks gray, black & white, but is actually gray, BLUE, and white: