Thursday, August 25, 2016

Vacation and mean people

I don't like to announce I will be going on vacation, but we did and it was great!  My family has 2 summer cabins on a lake in BC and we went there to stay for a week.....  it is my favorite place on earth.

The cabins are super rustic (no electricity or running water), but that is what makes it special I think.  Just makes it seem so disconnected to the outside world, like you are in another time period.
Our Lucy love love LOVES it there too - she gets to be outside anytime she wants to be and she would swim in the lake multiple times a day on her own.  She was pretty much wet 24/7.  Smart girl as it was in the 80's the whole week!  (Lucy is the Saint Bernard, the black Lab is our oldest son's dog Tikka).

So, I was on a 'high' from the wonderful week at the cabin, and today I see two snarky comments (from the same person) on my latest MBS project.  One saying something to the effect of 'why on earth would anybody make a quilt that will ravel on the front' and one saying something to the effect of  'the white spaces look like paper plates'.  Didn't her momma teach her 'if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all'?  Just ruins my day :*(  I love that quilt and for someone to be so blatantly RUDE, it just hurts my heart.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Moda Bake Shop - Improved 9 patch quilt

This post is going to be picture heavy!  I finally finished my latest MBS project (project post here) - a full size raw-edge applique quilt.  I quilted it in a traditional feather wreath - my first try at feathers (and done on my DSM, a Pfaff tiptronic 2030).  Without further ado.....

It has been washed and there was absolutely zero blue on the white background (or on the color catchers!).  Love that Moda!  The raw edges haven't frayed much yet, but they will the more it gets washed and used :)  This one is a keeper!
I have made one other raw-edge quilt - that was my raw-edge circle quilt.  It has been my couch quilt for a few years now and it looks as good today as it did the day I made it.  So, yes, this technique still makes a sturdy quilt!