Monday, September 5, 2011

new update

I have been so busy lately with school, work and kids, but I have been doing a little bit of quilting.  Not a lot, but some. First though, this is what I have been studying:
I am studying for Medical Assistant.  I am going to be getting my basic x-ray license, phlebotomy, medical coding and billing, and certified medical assistant.  With all the training I have had, and am getting, hopefully a career will begin. It's just a lot of studying, and trying to keep up.  I have been stressing so much though about it all, that it's beginning to show.  I really need to get some more quilting in, because that's what calms me the most!  LOL. 
I have been doing some hand stitching, something I haven't done in quite some time, due to a mild case of carpal tunnel, but a few minutes here and there have been just fine.  Here is the first block:
The stack next to it is the others waiting their turn.  I think it'll be a while, it's a slow project. I think I'll put them into small quilt when they get done, maybe in 30's prints. 
Then, here is the next quilt on the frame. 
the backing.  I used 10 inch squares, ala Bonnie Hunter.  I love using up fabric!

poly batting

Here is the top.  It's a variation of the Drunkard's Path, and I love the colors.  Lots of scraps.  Again, I love using scraps!
And, last, but not least, the Quilt.  I put the binding on it using the same red as the flowers, I then  washed it in hot water twice to wrinkle the batting and to wash out the blue marker and dissolve the water soluble thread.  I will say it again, I love this quilt!
the full view.

close up of the feathered wreath.

the back. 

Mr Hiro, who has to get into the action.  5 months old now, and into the toddler stage.  Help! At least he won't be there for long!
Anyway, I had better go, gotta finish an online test and an online assignment for class tomorrow.  I hope everyone has a happy Labor Day!
Oh, and thank you to everyone who commented on the quilt, I love it when people leave messages. 
I love the feedback.
Happy quilting everyone, Marianne


  1. You are the busy one. I'm glad to hear that school is going well.

    I can't wait for you to finish the Drunkard's Path quilt. I want to zoom in on every square in that quilt - as well as the back. I do so love scrap quilts.

    Those green and gold borders on the wedding quilt are very artistic. I'm too much of a coward to try that kind of thing. My borders are boring. It really sets off the quilt top and makes a lovely frame for your quilting.


  2. I so admire anyone who gets their schooling, I am afraid my brain does not go there anymore.

    I love your stithceries and quilts.