In the past 10 days……..

I have managed to finish quilting the 5 remaining QOV for the larger quilt group I belong to, making 6, total for the month. A couple of them presented some unique challenges (borders whose outer measurements were inches greater than the center measurements) but I think they will be well appreciated by those who receive them. The first three are from the workshop I wrote about here and here. The pattern can be made into any size quilt, once you decide the size of the fabric pieces that make up the 4-patch.

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The next is a disappearing 9-patch. Such a fun technique.

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The last quilt was another “Fireworks”, or what I refer to as “Starburst” pattern (wrote about it here).

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I did one other wall hanging sized quilt for a friend who is giving it as a wedding gift to her granddaughter and had hand pieced it. She used to hand quilt, also, but is no longer able to do that. A picture will have to wait until after it is gifted…….. I finally did get the backing fabric for my grandson’s grad. quilt and got that pin basted and ready for stitching. Maybe next week will be the start of that project……Looking pretty ‘booked’ at this moment! Retirement and my calendar is totally booked for the week!!!

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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34 Responses to In the past 10 days……..

  1. Karen says:

    you sure have been busy! time for a break?

    • treadlemusic says:

      Hmmmmm, not yet! Fill-in at the pharmacy today, breakfast with friends tomorrow, lunch with quilty friends on Wed., phrm retirement on Thurs (co-worker finally “pulling the plug”…..need to help him celebrate!!), and Friday……quilting???? We’ll see, hugs;-D

  2. mtetar says:

    Very Rewarding, so much in so little time, and absolutely a well done job. Great for the July 4th! Be Blessed, Mtetar

  3. Pat says:

    I think we quilters will never complain of being bored in retirement! I can’t understand the folks who say they wouldn’t know what to do with themselves if they retire! I need more time! Lovely quilting on all of those wonderful QOV’s!

    • treadlemusic says:

      I couldn’t agree more! At the end of the day I still have a ‘ton’ of items on my “to do” list!! Love it! Thank you for you kind encouraging words!! Blessings and hugs…….

  4. candy says:

    Very nice! And your quilting is awesome! You and Sweetie must be getting along just fine!

  5. No wonder you have not been blogging as much recently. You’ve been super busy. As always, the quilts are fabulous.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thanks so much, Audrey! The days fly by. Did get my small gardens cleaned out yesterday afternoon so the rains could fall on the little plants that are struggling to make an appearance! Incredibly busy at the pharmacy today. Breakfast w/ DH’s cousin and hubs tomorrow then have to hit it hard with the grad’s quilt!! Really have to get it done this week! So glad you stopped by!! Hugs, D

  6. Jeanne says:

    You have been one busy lady! Glad you were able to work out those “unique challenges” – the quilts all look great as does your lovely quilting! So glad you are retired and have time to do everything you love! ~Jeanne

  7. Fantastic works of art Doreen. I love all of the gorgeous quilting you’ve done. Gotta keep you busy! Avis x

    • treadlemusic says:

      Keeps me off the streets and out of mischief……well, I’m not entirely sure about that second one!!!!!! (Have to consult w/ DH…his opinion my differ! LOL!). The sun came out this afternoon and it almost hit 60F! Back to rain and cool tomorrow. Lots of quilting on tap! yippee! Hugs, Doreen

  8. You have done a beautiful job on these! That is a LOT of quilting in a short period of time… hope you will now have time to play on your own projects. 😉

    • treadlemusic says:

      I hope to ‘back off’ the QOV and do my/our grandson’s grad. quilt. Really want to get that quilted this week, yet. There’s a little piece of “challenge” fabric in it and I have to have it ready for a quilt show mid May. Nothing like a little motivation! I have a workshop I’m giving next Monday, but the prep is done for that……thankfully! Hugs….Doreen

  9. Linda says:

    Beautiful quilts, and beautiful quilting. I envy your work. Long-arm quilting looks like so much fun! My sister took up quilting when they retired, and worked in there VERY tiny town in Oklahoma to establish a library. Her group quilted their brains out to raise money, and awareness, of the need for a library and got it done. She told me that she became a lot busier in retirement than she ever was pre-retirement. I can hardly wait to retire (in 2016, when I’m 70), so I can have the energy to quilt and knit. I’m working on some baby quilts, and those little pink flannel blocks are kicking my butt!

    xo Linda

    • treadlemusic says:

      Hang in there, Linda! You will love retirement…I just know it! I just don’t hardly remember how I did my sewing and worked at the pharmacy….too! So glad you came to visit!! Blessings, Doreen

  10. Gorgeous! Your quilts are very detailed and beautiful.

  11. ruthiequilts says:

    I love them all! Your quilting is fabulous!!! I love the motifs you’ve chosen for all of them!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thanks so much! It certainly keeps these old brain cells churning!!! It’s funny….I have all the ideas in my head and then I sit down with a sandwiched quilt and I go blank—what to quilt???? It’s weird! So glad you stopped by to “check my life out”!! Hugs, D

  12. Rose says:

    Love all the quilting!

  13. ivoryspring says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous — those quilts will be such sweet blessings to the soldiers/veterans. I know God will bless you in return! Love you.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you….I have learned that these are such small tokens by comparison to what was given by these men/women, husbands/wives and children. Today’s soldiers are made up of families more than ever! SSAB and lovin’ the REconnection!

  14. Sartenada says:

    These are awesome beautiful.

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