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Busy Busy Busy…….Two of Seven…..

So it’s a crazy time in the studio right now – 7 projects, five of which are big ones. Two deadlines coming up this next Monday for photography…see, Kathy Nida – I’m calling the photographer ahead of time to get myself to the deadline!

Here are the first two of the seven….I’ve been quilting baby quilts for a friend who works at the middle school we both did, me back in the mid-seventies. You can see the last baby quilt (before all the deadlines hit) here. I enjoy doing them, we usually get a free lunch together, and it gives me a chance to practice my free-motion skills – kind of like practicing free throws before you need them for the big game. You can see the children’s literature theme – the books usually stay the same, and the colors change to the new mom’s preference. ALL pictures copyright 2017, Linda A. Moran. PS – thank you, Superior Threads!

ALL pictures copyright 2017, Linda A. Moran.

ALL pictures copyright 2017, Linda A. Moran.

Now for the next project – I decided to make quilts for my great-nieces and great-nephews when they turned 13. You can see Gracie Mae’s quilt from two years ago here. Now it’s Gavin’s turn, and I did another “modern” quilt with the colors he wanted. Again, a great chance to practice design and free motion quilting. In looking at the one two years ago, I can see the improvement in my skills. In two years I owe two new birthday quilts.

Love the backing – perfect for an adolescent boy!

ALL pictures copyright 2017, Linda A. Moran.

ALL pictures copyright 2017, Linda A. Moran.

ALL pictures copyright 2017, Linda A. Moran.

ALL pictures copyright 2017, Linda A. Moran.

ALL pictures copyright 2017, Linda A. Moran.

I really wanna learn to use rulers like Judy Madsen…..

On to “Eruption” and the “Threads of Resistance” quilts…….

On Celebrating Birthdays….


So yesterday was another birthday. Rather a lowkey day, with an absolutely wonderful dinner at Bazil’s with Alison. Veal to die for! Spent three hours at dinner, a very enjoyable time.

I remember my 21st birthday. I was working at a horse camp in Vermont, and I was thinking that when I was 21 everything would change overnight. I guess we all learn the hard truth that nothing really changes over the years. Other memorable birthdays: my 18th when my dad took me out and bought me my first official drink – in New York the drinking age was 18. My 25th when the Bush got me a dozen red roses. My 40th on a cruise boat across the Chesapeake to an incredible crab house. My 50th, when I had my first ever birthday party.

I don’t particularly celebrate. Alison made me an incredible necklace from some stones I had gotten at the gem show. And I had on the perfect blouse to show it off.
Also a bracelet from the stones I got in Chinatown in LA – Alison made the bracelet so much more incredible that it originally was. Dean and I will do some birthday shopping when we are in Denver in a week.

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