What have I been up to?

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First of all, I want to wish everyone a Happy Healthy New Year!

All my intentions of sharing quilts more often seem to disappear after a post, so let me fill you in on what has been happening since my last one. I went out west for a few weeks to visit my kids and grandkids, it is always great to share a bit of their busy lives. I usually get to try a few interesting resturaunts with my daughter, but this time I had a great night out watching her husband perform in a musical. All these hidden talents I didn’t know about.

This is a nightly ritual at my sons home, getting three kids up a few flights of stairs is a good form of excersise and lots of fun for the kids.

I had a bit of an early Christmas with kids and left with lots of great memories!

I gave this quilt to my son years ago, it is one of many variations of primitive log cabin quilts that I have made. It is made on a flannel foundation, one of my favorite ways to make foundation pieced quilts. The cover photo of this post is a modern verion of the same pattern.

Needless to say, it has been well used at his home and a favorite with the grandkids for playing on floor. When I was visiting last fall I noticed all the black fabric was worn out. I would have thought a quilt shop quality fabric would last longer than all the loosely woven homespuns in the quilt. This is the second quilt of mine that has had the black fabric disintegrate. If you have any idea why, I would love hear from you. Here is a picture of two of the blocks, what a mess!

I took this home from Calgary in the early fall, added a new binding and started appliqueing new black fabric over the worn. I finished it an hour before I had to leave for the airport to come home. What you do for love!

Most of the quilts I receive to longarm quilt are gifts. Quilters are generous folks that show their love thru the art of making and quilting.

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