So, My Grandma Gallagher was going to go to New York next month. She wanted a quilt to give to the host family she was going to spend time with. Since she only had a month, she enlisted me to help her. The plan was, I was going to cut out all the fabric and we were going to sew them together at her house. The day I was supposed to go sew, her colon ruptured and she ended up in the emergency room. Luckily, the surgery went great and she is recovering well. I started sewing the blocks myself so we didn't get behind schedule. I took some liberties with the instructions she gave me. She wanted green/orange/flower. I wanted stripes. The reason I know she is recovering is because she told me today EXACTLY how she felt about the stripes (and it wasn't good). So, now I've finished enough blocks for a 101"x101" quilt and she wants me to redo the ones with the stripes. What do you think? She wanted a pattern from the Happy Hour book, but since I can't find it - I cut 5.5", 2.5", and 7.5" rectangles to make 14.5" blocks.
I started quilting at the end of 2003 and co-purchased a long arm in 2008. I only use the long arm for personal projects or barter projects.
After learning the basics, My interests are taking me into a love of Modern Quilting. This is a log of my past and future endeavors.