Alva’s Monet

This week I had the pleasure and privilege of quilting one of Alva’s beautiful quilts. I’ve quilted many for her and I’ve loved them all but this one… I suggested that she just forget about it and leave it with me!

No such luck though, thankfully I can enjoy the pictures and I know where it is so I can visit.

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I am the one who bought the pattern, after seeing this quilt on Joen Wolframs’ craftsy class and ordering the pattern. So who’s to say I won’t end up with one myself one day, after all there is no law against having too many WIPS at a time. The pattern is called Memories of Monet.

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Challenges and Change

Once upon a time, my girls were happy to drive this and I was ok with it

now my youngest drove off in her new

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All bought and paid for and now insured…..and most importantly to her licenced to drive without her Mom. Congratulations Katie for reaching such a big milestone in your life…but please be careful you are driving my baby around in that car!

The weather was lovely this morning but the rainclouds came out this afternoon, so my friend Alva and I decided to play inside and work on this

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A group of quilters from our guild recently attended a Ricky Tim’s conference and after borrowing Alva’s book from the conference I am determined to play with many of his techniques. Thank you Alva for a fun afternoon and for sharing your batiks with me!! I’m not finished with this piece yet.

After I finished piecing my convergence piece I decided to finish up an applique piece that I started with my small group. I’m not really finished with it yet so it’s still a work in progress but its been fun…

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I also asked Alva for advice on my Schnibble and she suggested a change that I quite like

I will have to change some of my 4 patches but I do like this layout better. What do you think?