Thursday, March 8, 2012

Getting into the Swing of Things

I always find it difficult to get back into the swing of things after my trips to California. It was especially hard this time for several reasons. I came home recovering from the flu. It was a longer trip, meaning more time away from my home routines. I also had to deal with the feelings of sadness at leaving my kids and grandchildren. That really slowed me down.

However, I am getting back to work at the longarm. This is Karen's quilt. The pattern is Aunt Millie's Garden by Piece O' Cake.

 I had started working on it before I left for California. I just finished it a couple of days ago. The poor thing had to sit with it's beauty covered with a plain sheet waiting until I recuperated enough to resume working.

The quilt is now finished. I'm back into the swing of things. I'm now working on an opportunity quilt for one of the local charitable groups. Pictures to follow.


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! Both the quilting AND the applique/piecing. Wonderful job by both ladies. Wish I could embrace trying applique, but I know my limitations.



  2. oh that's real pretty and love your quilting. I'm having trouble getting going today-I didn't have the flu just a nasty cold, have a quilt loaded and know when I start it I'll be good but trying to get the house work done first or it won't get done :)

  3. I'm sorry you've been feeling so low, both physically and emotionally. It's never easy when you visit family and then leave them behind.

    I love,love, love your quilting on this. Was it all freehand? The flowers are just beautiful with the trapunto effect you gave them.