I mentioned a few days ago that my niece/godchild would be graduating from the College of Nursing at Illinois State University. This is what my old hospital based nursing program evolved into; my sister Diane and I both graduated from there before the switch. I no longer practice nursing but my sister is still plugging away in the OB department but she has two kids in college at U of I.
The quilt pictured is the one that I made for Allison as she graduated from high school. She said blue and yellow or purple and green and this is what I came up with. One of the last things I hand quilted. The pattern is from Jackie Robinson "Arrowpoint Stars", I think. Her version used flannel and some folding technique. I couldn't understand what I was supposed to be doing, didn't want to fold it, used regular cotton fabrics and just pieced it. It is hanging from the clothesline at my parent's house. I have a picture of Allison holding it but not full out and it is kinda dark to boot.
Mom made the Plaid and YBR and I did the Scotsman. I think she had 10 or more and I brought 4 or 5 from the Belles and I for that trip. Would have to look back at my files to be sure on that.
The "Plaid" pattern is available for free at Debbie's Creative Moments and was also featured on Simply Quilts. Hey, that Snail's Trail and London Crossroad's don't look too bad either from her same page.
In the rush to take the photo my quilt is upside down, I see, LOL. This is another 5 fabric favorite and I have made several in different color ways. I drew it up in EQ in custom set so I could include all the sashing bits and complete the design. Easy to strip piece. I think I even wrote it up as a handout. Oh so clever me.
Oddly enough, I just got my hair cut a bit shorter last week. It looks just about like it does here--maybe more layered though. I just got a card from Locks of Love thanking me for the almost 14 inches I sent them about 6 weeks ago. The first cut, who knew how I really wanted it cut---with that much cut off?
So I spent last evening trying to track down some graphic/ clipart files that did not make the transition from old computer to the new one. Then downloading and importing to that Clip Organizer thing. That used to be so much easier in previous incarnations. SIGH. No further quilting, binding, drawing or coloring which were options in the late afternoon/early evening. Still, I had reached my main goal of the day so "no worries, mate", as they say on my fav program McLeod's Daughters
The goal today: get the stuff together for my presentation tomorrow. It's basically readied but scattered hither and yon.