Things that go bump in the night

It’s been a while, but I’m back.  I’ve had a couple issues that I hope are behind me.

  • My grandmother had a tumor that ended up being a malignant sarcoma (10 cm long), and had a quick surgery in Houston to remove it.  She’s now recovering, and we hope that cancer is now behind her.  Cross your fingers and say your prayers, please.
  • I have a ghost in the house.  There have been two sightings, both near the quilting studio.  My husband has been working a lot of nights lately, so two guesses where I have not been hanging out. Well, last night, I decided I have had enough, so I’m here quilting, ghost or not.  Bring it on, Casper.  (By the way, I don’t really even believe in ghosts– except that I happen to have one living here.  Many people have given us advice, like, “Call the church!”  However, one of my friends, who was just ordained in June was visiting in July and blessed our house.  So, yes, we’ve had a Roman Catholic Priest bless the house.  And then the ghost came three weeks later.)

Like I said, though, I’m back, and I’m not afraid of an old ghost (you don’t see my nose growing, do you?).  So, here’s what I’ve been quilting tonight.  This is Vickie’s gingham quilt.

The picture above is a Patsy Thompson stencil.  I’ve mentioned before how much I love her stuff.  I added the micro stippling around the design.

And this picture is just a bunch of feathers I freehanded.  I used Sally Terry‘s Hooked on Feathers method, which I love because then I can do feathers in any direction.  You can’t see it, but on the floral fabric, I used one of Carla Barrett‘s feather swirls.  I wasn’t confident enough with that to do it in a place where it would be more predominant.  The back of this quilt is white, so I’ll show the back when I’m all done.

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5 Responses to Things that go bump in the night

  1. As always, your quilting is GORGEOUS. And I am loving the pink and turquoise together…. I think the flag should be gingham… don’t you?

  2. Vicki W says:

    I think the ghost needs to make itself useful. Set up another machine with one of your UFO projects and tell it to get busy!

  3. The Topper! says:

    I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT .. and pinksuedeshoe, the colors blend beautifully, in addition to quality Murr quilting, is a fantastic product.

  4. judy says:

    i thought i outgrew my love of gingham a long time ago. now i have fallen in love again. oh i would be so tempted to showcase the backside too.
    just beautiful. the quilting is stunning. just think what it will be with a little more practice! keep up the good works. like you dad said – so proud of you!! glad helen is doing well. does she require any nasty chemo etc.?

    hugs to you,

  5. cindy stoughton says:

    I always love your blog and your quilts. Keep on quilting. PS, I always mention your name for quilts to anyone who will listen.
    Cindy

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