Thursday, August 13, 2015


But then I think that is why we set rules--
so we can break them--right???
this is a rule that I kept for at least 15 years though!!
And that is to only 'hand quilt' my quilts--
but then I had 2 quilts that where just too large for me to do that with
and the tops just sat around in the closet--
so it is finally time to bite the bullet and give  them a real life--
and that meant--
long arm quilting--
here is the first one back and with it's binding on it--
see how large it is--
this is a bom that we did about 9 years ago at my local quilt shop here--
I had the gal do dragon flies on it--
and the binding is from the Downtown Abbey collection--
Oh and the ivy and vine in the center basket was my own addition!!!

I have been really under the weather as they say--all week--
am having a environmental reaction to something or somethings--
and it is affecting my blood pressure--
just what I needed now with sooo many decisions to be made and the work it takes in deciding what
to pack and move and what to still sell!!!!

Hope you are having a great week--
smiles, diandmissgracie
Please pray--miss gracie can not go with me--
we are looking for anew forever home for her--thanks


  1. Rules are made to be broken! That quilts is huge, and it's beautiful! I have a bunch of basket blocks from Block Exchange that I still need to make into a quilt. You've given me some good ideas. Hope you're feeling better soon.

  2. Beautiful quilt. Looks like a good decision!

  3. Your quilt is really beautiful, Di. I am so sorry you aren't feeling well . Maybe it is from the worry of getting every thing ready and done for the move. That is a lot for any one to go through.Since you are moving a long ways, I know you have tons of things to do and decisions to make. So take a deep breath and try to relax for a while. I hope you start feeling better soon. I really hate that Miss Gracie isn't going to be able to go with you. I know your heart must be breaking. Hopefully she will have a neat home to go to--maybe even with some kids around to play with. That would be cool! Take care of yourself. Big hug!

  4. It's a lovely way to finally finish off your quilts... Looks great.

  5. Ahh Di - you were flexible and there's nothing wrong with that! The quilt is gorgeous - well done on another finish! Would love to give dear Miss Gracie a home but can't... hope you find a loving place for her soon.

  6. The quilt is really pretty. I think I need to break down and turn some of mine over to the long arm fairies or I will never get them done. I have to get over the fact that I feel like I am cheating!
    Feel better!!!


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