Sunday, February 4, 2018

So much progress!!!

 Guys!  I am on a ROLL!!!! 
 Two more of my quilts are quilted and off the list!!!  My goal for 2018 is to quilt 15 of my own tops.  I have now quilted 6!!!!!  So I'm off to a good start.  

This is the purple strippy quilt that I pieced not too long ago.  After I quilted it, I posted a pic of it on my FB page and it SOLD!!!  I had a friend ask if it was for sale, I priced it and she wants it!!!  YAY!  Now I just need to get the binding sewn on over the next few days.  It measures 54x74.
 Next I quilted this Scrappy Snowball top of mine.  I pieced this top 18-20 years ago.  It felt great to finally get it quilted.  I was going to quilt a panto on it but honestly it wasn't pieced the best in the world and I wasn't sure if I would have some issues when quilting it.  I ended up just quilting it with a stipple. 
 I'm thinking that a lot of these older tops of mine will end up being quilted with a stipple just to get them done quickly.  This one measures 72x72. 
 I love this scrappy pattern so I think that I will piece another one of them soon.  

So today after Church I will probably work on some binding.  Maybe do the binding on the purple one.  I would also love to load another one of mine on before Monday comes as I need to get started on a customer quilt.  I'm pretty pleased with my progress on my own quilts so far.  I hope to get my goal of 15 done before Fall because around that time I will start getting my Christmas rush of customer quilts and then I will not have time to do my own.  

Around the farm....we don't have city water here, we have a drilled well.  We also live near a fault line and that messes with our well.  A few years ago we had to have it redrilled because it caved in.  That was redone and cased all the way down.  As things shift we sometimes have less water than usual.   So Richard has been working this weekend on a cistern type thing for a back up water source.  He fixed a set up that has water from our gutters going into a water tank that has a pump and we can switch over and use if when needed.  Of course, this water is treated and filtered so it's good water.  Actually, I used it a lot last night.  I think this is going to work out well for us.  Right now we just have it going into a 325 gallon water tank but we hope to be able to do a more permanent tank when we can.  We are hoping to get a 1000-1500 gallon tank.  I'm so grateful that Richard is so handy. 


Panto Pam said...

Congrats on selling the quilt and for getting frame time for your own quilts!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love that first quilt you show! you say you didn't piece it well but it looks great I think. We had a well when we first moved here and it wasn't great, like you say not always the same amount of water coming through, so glad city water came out here and we got on it right away - and bought a new bathtub and toilet - the water was so full of minerals our tub was turning orange!

Nancy E said...

I love the Scrappy Snowball quilt. It is such a happy looking quilt. Glad you are taking the time to quilt some of your own quilt.

Janet O. said...

At the rate you are going, Kristie, you will have reached your goal before summer!
We are also on a well. Your cistern sounds like a very good idea--and it sounds like Richard is very handy around the farm!