I just finished my final two customer quilts - now I am on my own and able to work on whatever I want!
This was the next-to-last, an Eleanor Burns pattern pieced by long-time customer Marsha. I used to call her the Thimbleberries Lady but she has branched out!
As always, her piecing is excellent which makes my job easy.
My very last customer quilt was a doozy! Cecelia started this Latte quilt years ago and has been waiting a very long time for me to finish it for her - sorry Cecelia.
It was a doozy because it is BIG, has some very stiff fusible interfacing (which Cecelia apologized for) and lots of satin fabric. The interfacing was only a problem because if I had to pick stitches out, the needle holes were impossible to get rid of. So, I didn't make any mistakes! Yeah, right.
So now I can get busy on the many projects of my own that I have put off, including cleaning up my house and studio.
Last week I went to a wonderful estate sale here in Sedgwick. Many generations had lived in this house and they never threw anything away! It was bursting at the seams with great old stuff.
I found this wacky old pincushion
And went back on the last day of the sale when everything was 75% off and bought this beautiful 19th century wool shawl. Gorgeous colors!
I also bought an old quilt which I will post about once I have done some research on it.
Gail Stepanek and I are both excited to see the cover of the next Quilters Newsletter magazine - we're cover girls!!