Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted…

I’ve been so busy the last couple of months over at “The Cottage at Cardiff Farms” that I have really neglected my blog.  I’ve also been busy quilting.  The more I quilt, the more I love it.  I’m so glad that I’ve found this profession!  I have so much to catch up on that I’ve decided to break up all the information into several short posts instead of one looooooong post.  So here’s the first of several…

Let’s start back in May.  I finished two pretty charity quilts and completed my first ever hand binding.  Yes, I do things a bit backwards in my life.  I started longarm quilting before I started piecing.  Weird.  I know.

Here is a picture of Donna’s pretty “Sew for the Cure” quilt that she generously donated to the fundraiser at The Country Loft.
Donna's Sew for the Cure Quilt

Sadly, this is the only picture I could find of this quilt.  It was really beautiful in person and very nicely pieced!  I used a pretty pantograph from Linda V. Taylor called Feather Meander.

Next up, my mom donated a Moda pieced panel that she got several years ago and minky backing to make a cute baby quilt for my daughter’s preschool fundraiser.  To quilt it, I used the dragonfly template from Judi Madsen’s book, “Quilting Wide Open Spaces,” and a freehand swirl to fill in all the rest.
Preschool Auction Quilt

Preschool Auction Quilt

Preschool Auction Quilt

I also did the hand binding.  This was my first experience with binding and although I was rather pleased with myself when I finished I would have to say this is not my favorite part of quilting, (arthritis having a lot to do with that.)  But I think it turned out really cute and it raised some money for a good cause.

Next up….. Donna’s beautiful batik quilt.

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