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Friday, January 6, 2017

Start to 2017

I know I'm a few days late but HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my blogging friends.
I worked in my midwifery job again over the New Year and had a New Years Day to remember when I had the priviledge to deliver a set of undiagnosed twins- a healthy boy and girl. We did have a good laugh with the mum when she said 'this only happens in movies! I feel like this is all a movie and we are in it'!!

I have been so impressed reading blogs and seeing how so many have already completed projects in 2017. Well Done everyone. I am not one that makes goals of projects to complete as would rather just go with the flow, so we will see what this year produces.
 I have not spent any time in the sewing room so far this year, but hope that will change in the next week. I have however spent time on my longarm instead ( and that lives in the garage!).

This is the backing of a customers quilt and is rather hard to see but it this is quilted with a lovely pantograph called Whirls and is done in an orange Glide thread called Mars. This is the first time using this panto but I love it so need to make a quilt just so I can use it again.
The front of the quilt is a Jellyroll Race and the photo of that does not show the quilting at all.
The first time I quilted this, it was not until it came off the frame that it was obvious there were alot of pokies on the back so days of ripping followed. There had benn blue variegated thread on top and black on the back. We changed to her second colour choice and all is now good.

On the machine now is a quilt made by my sister, for her 18yr old granddaughter. The pattern is the Disappearing Hourglass from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. It is 75 1/2 inches wide and 89 inches long.
Quilting with pantograph Leaflet by Lorien Quilting and using Glide thread in colour Shadow (both chosen by my sister). Probably two more passes and it will be finished.

Now it's back to three shifts in my midwifery job before I can return to the quilting.

Thanks for visiting.



5 comments:

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO! Shame you had to do some unpicking. The Second quilt is neat! Well done to you both!

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  2. Wow diagnosed twins in this day and age certainly must have been a surprise. How lovely.
    Happy sewing when it happens and all the best for 2017.

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  3. As Ali said, totally unusual for twins not to be diagnosed before birth now days! What a thrill for you all.
    Love all your quilting endeavors.

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  4. How exciting to deliver the twins - so unusual for them to be undiagnosed these days! What a shame about the quilting first time round but the second version looks lovely :-) Gorgeous qult made by your sister, I bet her grand daughter will be thrilled with it.

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  5. That whirls pantograph is pretty. I often want to make a quilt just to try a quilting design. I also love the bold colors in the hourglass quilt.

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Marlene