Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Sewing Group Met Today

I dropped Mom's civil war top off to be quilted. I didn't take a picture of it but my friend did. Maybe I can get the pic from her. I will definately photograph it when I pick it up. Mom did a great job!

Remember this project? Today I added the first border to this top and put together two more centers that look just like it. I will add borders as soon as I can and post pics. I will make a goal to have them ready for design wall Monday.

I gave my son his Saratoga Lights quilt for his 17th birthday yesterday. He smiled and hugged it. True appreciation. I will post a pic of the completed quilt tomorrow.

Please come back for the eye candy!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sewing Retreat with Mom

When I was at my folks last summer Mom and I went to a quilt store and got a free pattern for a flag wall hanging. It was to promote using Thangles. Mom bought a pack and split them with me then never did anything with them.

She and I have been sewing like crazy people for 4 days now. I asked her since it was my last day with her was there anything she wanted to do. She said she wanted to learn to use Thangles. I thought no problem. We stopped what we were doing and dug through her stash and pulled out scraps and yardage. I cut the strips for the Thangles and pinned them to the paper. She sewed them and subcut them.

While she sewed I decided to cut some of the other pieces. I don't think we intended to make the entire project but as you can see below that is exactly what we did. She will have to hand sew the binding on and sew and hanging sleeve to the back but all in all not bad for a few hours of work.

I will be going back and will have lots of memories of sewing with Mom this trip. See you back in Texas!




















Sunday, May 23, 2010

Walking the Dog

When I first got to my folks my mother asked me to come look out the front door. This lady was walking her dogs. I thought...ok...what about it. She said wait and watch. The next thing I saw was someone tagging along.



















The first time I saw him he was following on the road. Of course when I have the camera ready he decided to take a little more scenic route. Do you see him? Up by the porch? It was very entertaining to watch.



















Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rows of Blooms


I am assembling rows now. Will press them all really well before final assembly. I want this done before I leave for home. I have a great shot I think!





















Bloomer's Progress

Here are the completed blocks for the quilt my mother and I are working on. We started assembling the top last night.




















Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sewing in NY

I arrived in NY this past Monday and am staying at my parents house. I will be here for 2 weeks and hoped to get some sewing time in with Mom. I had cut these quilts out in Louisiana. I have sewed a little on them for the past three days and we topped them today. Thanks Mom!

These are the BQ pattern by Maple Island Quilts. They are gifts for my best friend's kids. They are not needed until the end of August and September but I plan to see my LAer the weekend after I return and want to get them in queue to avoid last minute rushing.

I am not adding borders and am thinking about making a scrappy binding from the animal prints. What do you think?

The red is for the boy.



















The green is for the girl.


















Doesn't my folk's backyard look pretty?



















The animal prints came from my stash and I newly purchased the rest. Almost three yards out of my stash. I hope to find the backings in my stash as well.