Friday, March 10, 2017

Finish IT UP Friday

Life has been busy here in the Midwest.  Lots of sewing.  DH has done much traveling for work. Our life really needs to be flexible.  Not to say it is bad....Life is GOOD, but the big things in life right now seem up in the air. 

What is UP in the air....DH job (has settled since December), where is Lola living in 2 months (not where she currently does, graduates college), MJJR will not be living here in August (off to college) just to name a couple of the big ones.  DH has done some major traveling in 2017-Atlanta, Chicago, DC, and Capetown, South Africa.  I am holding down the fort.  Here in a couple weeks DH begins the busy season.

The "girls" are both graduating, college and high school, one week apart!  Family is driving 4 hours for Lola's graduation, then back home, just to drive 5 1/2 hours to watch MJJR graduate the following weekend.  Lola's move is in there.  Baccalaureate ceremony is just 1 day after Lola's ceremony. 

So with some graduations, come some quilts for the graduates. 

Here is the latest graduate finish.  It is going to a basketball player that is so kind and precious!

This is a Charm square friendly quilt by Tamarack Shack,  Four Patch Charm.  This link has a little tutorial.  Kathy also shows where her inspiration came from.  I really enjoy this blog.  Tamarack Shack is located on the shores of Schist Lake, in Northern Manitoba.  Kathy is a longarm quilter.  You get to see many great quilts along with beautiful scenery.  Most days I am happy to look at her frozen lake vs. mine.  You can see the water behind this quilt.  The sugar maple on the right is just starting to bud out.  If your eyes cannot see it, my allergies will confirm it.

The next project is started....a repeat of an earlier quilt.  The Caribbean Blue Sea now lives in the Chicago area with our great niece (not a 2013 grad as planned, the recipient decided not to come to the graduation party-her loss).  A replica is now going to show off the applique for a presentation in July.  This time pink/rose/peaches.  Do you think it might get a "Design Wall Monday"???

Check out others work at Crazy Mom Quilts.

Happy Quilting
Just Another Quilter


  1. Oh that makes a great grad gift, love the colours you used! Thanks for sharing a link to my blog and tutorial, so glad you enjoyed making this quilt!

  2. Beautiful quilt and a lucky recipient. Congratulations to all of the graduates. Sounds like you have a busy year ahead.

  3. A stunning quilt which I'm sure will be treasured. Lots happening in your world right now for sure. Congratulations to the young folk on their successes. Living by the lake must be lovely. Spring can't be far away now.

  4. My goodness! Sounds like you've been busy, and will be for a while longer! No doubt the recepient of that gorgeous quilt will be thrilled! Love the colors and the pattern. ---"Love"