Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Double Delight Mystery

Got my fabrics picked out for the Double Delight Mystery at Quiltville....do you?

A quilter is born?

So I have been quilting for about seven years, in that time I have made a few quilts for my friend Jamie and her growing family. I always showed off what I was working on at the time and Jamie, being a sweet person and a good friend would say how great they were, what pretty colors, lots of time involved.... thank you, thank you, thank you, etc.

But I never tried to get her interested, basically because she showed appreciation for the final product but wasn't all that interested in how it was constructed. So i was shocked and excited when she told me she was going to ask for a sewing machine for Christmas because she wanted to learn to quilt.

She and the kids came over last night and I helped her get her machine set up and gave her some pre-cut squares to start playing with. I got her going and then started raiding my notions and tools to see what I could give her to help her along. (I think she's pretty much set for a little while at least, I didn't realize how many extras I had!) After a four patch, she was excited, then a 4x4 block of squares, then a 16x16 block of squares...she sewed and sewed...perhaps a quilter was born last night! :-) We shall see!
Jamie sewing while her daughter Juli matched up pairs of blocks declaring as she went, "Oooh, this is a cute one!" " Now those are cute together!" and "I love the pink ones!" She was just adorable and DH and I were cracking up listening to her!
Unfurling after the final seam....

Examining her work and points...

Showing off! Way to go Jamie!

I sent her home with enough 4" squares to make a nice sized lap quilt. We'll border it and she can quilt it on the frame when she is done with the piecing.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

RxR Update

Here is Cynthia's RxR from Mailblocks with my addition (bottom row) I think this is going to be just an awesome fall quilt. I almost wish I had chose some nice autumny colors for mine, maybe I would actually get it done before next fall!

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Bargersville, Indiana, United States
I'm a 45 year old wife and mother. Quilting is my haven from the real world.