I"ve had so many questions about this quilt I'll try and answer them, but forgive me if I forget some. My mind is on other things these days. Some of you know and others don't but I'm having teenage son problems and it sounds like it is the normal for a lot of boys - but boy is it hard on mom right now! But thanks for all the kinds words and stories - sounds like there is hope, even if it might take 10 years to get there. And another thing I haven't mentioned is my mom went in the hospital last week for kidney failure. So I've been holding tight waiting to see what is up. She is out east with my sister, so my sister has been keeping me updated. It is a long story why, but basically my sister thinks she is lonely and just isn't working too hard to live. Darci (my sister) finally got her to agree to the dialysis and she was doing a bit better. She has convinced my mom she needs to be around to see her first child graduate from 8th grade and get confirmed this spring. So whatever it takes. Mom kept telling Darci not to let me come out while she was in the hospital so I haven't left yet. But I guess she finally broke down today and asked if I could come out when she gets home to take care of her for awhile. So even talking about coming home is a good sign! Anyway, in case I dissapear suddenly - don't worry - you know where I went.
Well talk about getting off track. Back to the liberated log cabins. The quilt top is approx 40" x 46". A bit will be trimmed off the borders once I'm done with it, I wanted a little extra on for quilting this one. Lucy wanted to see some of the fabrics closer up, so I tried to take some closeup pictures, they are ok, once again basement light!
Lilly asked how I determine when I hand vs machine quilt! Well - it mostly depends on my mood! But I don't have much time with working full time and a long commute, and 4 teenagers - so I only hand quilt special things and/or things I think I can finish by hand! I also don't have a long arm, so how I quilt things also depends on size and complexity. So some stuff I do send out to longarmers. I love how this quilt turned out, but with all the seams there was no way I would ever be able to hand quilt it (plus I'm working on a big one right now). So I"m going to machine quilt this one myself - it isn't that big. I've teased Darcie (not my sister Darci) that I'm keeping what I'm doing a secret so I can't tell you quite yet. I just hope it works out! OK, does that cover most of the questions? Not sure but it is about all my mind can handle for right now! Toodles everyone!