The most recent client quilt I finished is this Moon Over The Mountains. Judy made this for a friend of hers that just got through treatment for cancer. She said her friend has surmounted mountains, & that why she made this quilt for her.
She wanted it only lightly quilted, so I restrained myself & did some pretty simple quilting on it. This one went pretty smoothly. I think the fact that it had a flannel back made it easier on lily, because even though it's all Batik on top, I had no problem with the skipping of stitches this time. I suspect my problems happen when I have to sew through the double & triple layers of Batiks, which will be the next quilt on the hit parade.
Here's the flannel back. If you look closely, I hadn't gone all the way around the moons on a couple of blocks. I fixed that & sent it back to Judy without hanging it for a second photo.
I've also been working on the next Fiberactions challenge quilt. The word is "Embellish", & I am trying to use some restraint with it, but still having fun. I may show a bit of it here soon, but the reveal isn't until May 15th.
The other thing I am trying to work on is getting ready for my one woman show in July. Making fliers for publicity, doing an inventory list, making name plates & figuring out how each piece can be hung, & trying to crank out a few more pieces for the show....No rest for the wicked!
My Dad has been calling me frequently too, to report on his doctor visits, & what they want to do for treatment of his lung cancer. It's wonderful hearing from him so often (& I'm so grateful he has a phone program that allows him free long distance -something that we can't get here in Alaska.) He is still going to work part time, & is now using oxygen, which makes him sleep better at night, & feeling better..
My favorite philosophy learned from an old friend Mr. Fiano,.." I'm going to live until I die". Good words to live by!