Monday, August 19, 2013

Over the weekend

  My weekend plans were slightly altered by a phone call.  The type of call that  takes you to your knees.....the twin boys were on their way, seven weeks early, and their Mom was encountering problems in surgery.  With grateful heart, I can now say that  miracles happen.  All are doing well..... tiny boys,  but thriving.
   Time to get those welcome to the world quilts ready to quilt......The chevron pattern is pieced and pinned ...times 2!    Quilting to follow.

    And for the big  nephew's birthday.....There's a Moose is ready for binding.   It took longer to stitch down the black silhouettes---they are tiny--- than  to quilt this one.   I used straight lines along the seam in the bargello portion, and swirls for the ground and in the dark sky.

  I wish I could get a distance photo that really shows the glow.   I  got the illusion I wanted.....mountains in the distance, moose on the hill and the lights dancing in the background.  I only hope this is not too "arty" for him.....but I did put orange in there (for Clemson), so he should be happy.
  My design wall is empty....void......naked.......and badly in need of thread bit removal!  I look forward to cleaning it up and sharing some more progress.  Till then, happy stitching.  


Vroomans' Quilts said...

So glad to hear Moma and early wee ones are doing well - they do like to give us grey hair!!

Janet O. said...

Good news that everyone is doing well. That is so scary!
Beautiful results on your moose quilt--though I like to think of it as the Northern Lights quilt--I have quite an obsession with the Northern Lights, as my husband will attest! : )

Shelia said...

Debbie, those are gorgeous! Love the moose silhouettes. Glad to hear everyone is doing ok

Mary said...

Oh, I'm so happy everyone is doing well the the quilt is wonderful!

Queenie Believe said...

Congratulations on the twins safe arrival!
There's a Moose is a lovely quilt, your nephew is one lucky guy.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Nicki said...

I was so happy to hear that the little twins are here & doing well. I pray for continued health & growth.

There's a Moose is a beautiful quilt & your nephew should be so happy to get it.

I use one of those roller lint brushes for my design wall (the kind with the sticky peel off paper). It works like a charm.

Dana Gaffney said...

Twin boys!!! yea, I'm so glad everyone is fine now, that's a horrible phone call to get. I love the moose, your nephew's going to love too.

Quiltsmiles said...

Wonderful news, thank goodness. All of your quilts look fabulous, next the quilting hopefully for you in a flash too. Jane

Freda Fields Alley said...

So glad to hear all is well for Momma and her boys... prayers going up for smooth sailing from here on!

Love that quilt... congratulations on such a great finish!

Terri said...

Thank Goodness good news! Twin boys, sweet bundles from Heaven.
Love the zig zags. They will be fun baby quilts.
And the moose on the flying carpet, flying over a major city with mountains and northern lights... fun! It must be Anchorage, AK! (My son and family are there for the Air Force. They have moose all over town in the winter.)

Lynne said...

Wow! I would neve have thought of doing that!

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