Monday, August 22, 2016

Don't Pay the Ransom!

I know I have been MIA for a bit. But I am happy to report that all is well.  Lots of things have happened, including some "it is just too hot to do much" down time.

The good news is that I did manage to finish quilting all three sections of my "Hearts" quilt.
The picture doesn't show the entire quilt.  There are two heart blocks in each row across.  At this point, I need to cut the joining strips and sew it all together.  Then I can label it, bind it, get a good photo of it, and send it on its way.
Here are some photos showing some of the quilting from the back.
An extra heart went on the back. :)

An elongated heart hidden in the quilting. 

A little "wild quilting" -this is on one of the hearts. 
In other news,  Jeanette,  at Inchworm Fabrics,  had a surprise giveaway and I was the winner.  I am thrilled with the batiks and the pattern that she sent.
I love the jewel toned batiks. 
 If you know my fabric loves, then you know that batiks and hand dyed fabrics are my top choices!   I would be remiss if I failed to tell you that Jeanette also has a fabric store online for Inchworm Fabrics.  She has some Island Batiks and some other batiks in stock there - just in case you are in a shopping mood. ;-)

I am not sure when I will post again, but hopefully I will have the Hearts quilt finished soon and have a photo of it to show you.
Have a great week!

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Linda C said...

LOL, don't pay the ransom. Well, methinks you are MIA willingly so I will heed your words. The quilt looks wonderful from your pictures.

Congrats on your win, Gene and especially that the giftie is right up your alley. Will be fun for you to find a spot for it.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

The batiks are wonderful. I'm sure you will have a good time with them.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

silly me. It took a minute on the Ranson...great sense of humor. Lucky you won some really great fabric!! Your quilting hearts on the heart quilt is so COOL!!

Marlene said...

I really love this hearts quilt. I look forward to seeing a photo of the whole thing, once it's complete.

Tangos Treasures said...

Love it!! Congratulations on the win!!

Barbara said...

As always(!) amazing quilting! Who needs a long-arm? Well, almost everyone except you, Gene. I still tie my quilts, lol. It's beautiful!!!

Rhonda said...

Congrats on the give away win. You must have borrowed the heat that is usually in's a balmy 85 degrees here in August no doubt. This is the most pleasant weather we've had in August in twenty years at least. I'm enjoying while it lasts. Take care and keep cool.