Monday, February 24, 2014

Machine quilting and a very special birthday...

 I loaded a quilt on the frame to be quilted.  I haven't machine quilted since before Christmas.  I was having some machine issues and I just got aggravated and didn't want to mess with it anymore.  I finally decided to bite the bullet and work on the machine.  It is doing okay, but I still have to watch for skips and such.  
I really like this quilt, it measures something like 80x100.  I have about 1/3 of it quilted.  I can't wait to get it done.  Not sure what I will do with it, either put it on my bed or fold it up and put it in the pile. 
The lighting wasn't the best up there this evening but you can see a little bit of the quilting. 
 Here is a photo of the backside of it.  I am using Hobb's 80/20 batting and Madeira thread.  I hope to get it finished within the next couple of days.
 I am still piecing on all of my other projects too.  :)  I made 32 more bow ties the other day.  I have some of my churn dash blocks sewn into rows and so on.  

21 years ago today, I gave birth to my first born son, Andrew.  I remember that day like it was yesterday.  At the time, I was in a bad marriage but that just pushed me closer to my son.  He was my best friend.  I wouldn't change anything about that part of my life as I have Andrew from it.  If you have read my blog for a while you will know that my boys are my life.  I love them with all of my heart.  I am so proud of Andrew and the young man that he has become.  I have had many thoughts over that past few days leading up to his birthday of him being born and growing through different stages of his life.  I gave birth to him 2 weeks before I turned 21 and he was the best birthday gift that I could have gotten.  I love him dearly.  Those eyes and smile still light up my life.  I thank God everyday for letting me be his mother. 
 I guess that is all for tonight.  Richard is working.  Hunter just went to bed as he has school tomorrow and Andrew works in the morning but he went out to dinner and a movie with some friends.  


Kentucky Granny said...

Beautiful Quilt and beautiful / handsome son. They don't like being called beautiful as they get older. Glad you got through all this nasty weather OK.

Janet O. said...

That is a wonderful quilt, Krisite.
Happy Birthday to Andrew!!
BTW, I have been ill and haven't mailed your package of scraps. It may be a couple more days before I get to town--but they are ready to go! : )

Michelle said...

Love the quilt, and happy birthday Andrew!!!

mary truax said...

Glad you pressed on and finished the quilt. It is a beauty. By all means, put it on the bed! Happy Birthday to your son. My baby will be 22 in April. Don't know where the years have gone. Happy Quilting, Kristie!

Michelle said...

Great job on the's looking great! Happy Birthday to Andrew...there is no better job than being a mom. :)

Becky said...

I think this red and blue quilt is my favorite of all the quilts I've seen you make on here. It always catches my eye. I think I like the colors. Great job.