In 2011, I attended AQS show in Paducah. I found the pattern, Borealis, done in yellows, red and browns. I fell in love with it and just had to do one. I found my backing fabric first, then picked the colors for the front from there. I quilted it in 2012 and it has been hanging in the stairwell to my quilting studio since. I loved it hanging there because each day I got to see it and it simply made me smile. My little sister, Tori, turned 50 on January 14, 2016. I struggled with 'what' to get her. Then it hit me, my Free Spirit quilt! I have never 'used' it and I never even considered letting it go. I am so glad that I decided to gift it, my sister's favorite color is purple, so I knew it just had to go to her!!!
Right away, she said she was going to hang it in her 'art room'. She completely 'got it'! I explained that is was ok to use it, not sure if she has just yet!
Happy Birthday Sissy!
Check out my public albums for tons of photos of this quilt.
I will return to work January 2nd, 2016. Please feel free to call or email if you would like to be added to my 2016 list. I am currently on FaceBook, however, come January (if not sooner) I am deleting that account. It is a decision I have been on the fence about for some time now. Most of my quilting contacts aren't on FaceBook nor care to be. I haven't found it to do anything for me except to keep me maintaining another account, becoming a slave to notifications that don't even impact me, and frustrations on how to download photos in 2 different platforms. I prefer to focus that time on learning new things in my own quilting, or painting my nails, LOL.
I feel very grateful that I have the privilege of making others happy through my quilting over many years. Using 'old school' media, phone call or email works perfect for me! My email is clearly stated on my sidebar (christineballardATbellsouthDOTnet) For security reasons, I do not have my phone number listed here. If I can be of any assistance with your quilting needs, please give me a shout.
Smoke free studio, Edge to Edge quilting, or Custom quilting
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P.S. I have 'comments' turned OFF on this blog. I do not need it to be an interactive blog, again, more to maintain. Not every quilt that I quilt is going to be posted. I will be keeping my Public photo albums accessible so examples of my work can be seen if your are interested in my quilting services. This is why I started this blog for years ago.
Thanks to the encouragement from my dear friend Julie, I entered my 'Fireworks' quilt in the Annual Quilt show at Davie's Manor Plantation 2015. I was stunned and pleased to win first place in category, Machine pieced,machine quilted and then BEST OF SHOW!
Needless to say, I was giddy! It is so nice to know that people enjoy what you do!
If you haven't seen my quilt before, I have it in my public albums for your viewing pleasure.