Wednesday, August 15, 2012

~ What's Up Wednesday ~

My sister occasionally has a What's Up Wednesday on her blog. I thought it appropriate to title this post the same. Not because I have had anything quilty happening lately, but she has been busy as my personal photographer while visiting the family in Mississippi ;-)

Rene' harasses me endlessly gently reprimands me for not blogging about all of my quilts. Sometimes I forget just how many quilts I have made.  Some quilts were made before I started blogging, and I have been thinking about posting about some of my earlier (like, 2 years ago...haha) quilts.

This quilt was made for my mother, Christmas 2010. The pattern is called Strip Search, which just cracks me up!! 

 The quilt was made during my initial quilting frenzy when I made my first, hmmm, FOUR quilts during a span of about four months. Talk about stressing out and getting very little sleep.

This was also when I realized two things...
I LOVE batiks!!
My machine HATES them...well, hates to FMQ on batiks.
I finally gave up (temporarily) on FMQing and stuck with my organic lines. I was able to finish it Christmas Eve with just a few tears of frustration and aggravation ;-)

I have to admit, I love looking at pictures of quilts taken by Rene'.  She really knows how to showcase them. Or, like I often tell her, "You make my quilts look good!"

Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog! And thanks, Rene', for some awesome are the BEST!!
~ Michelle ~


  1. I'm glad one of us has a What's up Wednesday post today;-). I enjoyed photographing your quilts and the world deserves to see them!!! Can't wait to see the others make an appearance here.

  2. I love this quilt and how Rene' photographed it. The tree really makes this quilt stand out!

  3. AZEKA's GrannyAugust 16, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    I love this quilt and have spent many hours napping (resting my eyes) under it. You know how the Chapin women love their naps. The next best thing to napping is reading a book while wrapped up in the quilt. I look forward to seeing all of your quilts featured on your blog.

  4. that tree is AMAZING...
    what kind of tree is it?
    it almost doesn't look real.
    hahah strip search...