Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Twins are due in October so this Mimi has been BUSY sewing nursery bedding.
The crib quilts I made with hand embroidered blocks made by her grandmother in the 40's and by a family friend who made" kitten days of the week" tea towels as a wedding gift for this precious couple. Girl's quilt has inset bias ruffle and boy's quilt has inset prairie points.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I have worked over a year on this quilt. My first Block of the Month! Never would have thought I would have had the patience to only do one block a month for any project. The blocks are large 18".
This King size quilt top is a combination of my Guild's BOM and Thread Head Joanne's Quilt Along. Joanne's blocks are 7". Having been intrigued by quilts with different size blocks in offset settings this seemed to be a good way to try something different.
I love the upholstered headboard against the dark green Jacobean floral draperies. No longer using the canopy.
The Quilt will be a change from the Blended Medallion quilt with reverse sham and the blue batik puzzle quilt.
I also love to change my bedding often.
The navy chenille bedskirt will go with all so I suppose I have talked myself into quilting this king size quilt top!!!
Thanks for providing this venue to share quilts!
Posted by Colleen at 8:02 PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Final layout is to be determined!!!
Time to stop for a while. My Guild meets tomorrow evening so I need to get my agenda ready. Next president should be a much more focused member, this president has way too much family depending on me.
Now my NEWS!!! Our youngest daughter Kayla and husband Kraig are expecting!!! TWINS!!! What a fabulous surprise. Too bad they live 9 hrs away in Albuquerque. Guess I better get really comfortable flying cause she will need me a lot!!! Our other grandchildren were all born here in our hometown. So we saw them everyday and never missed any milestones. Needless to say I will be in ABQ alot!
This week my 92 yr old mother will be staying with me for a while. I have plenty of needleturn applique to keep my hands busy and out of trouble while keeping an eye on mother. I hope the weather will be mild so we can sit on the porch and have a cup of tea and watch the birds. She is in early stage Alhzheimers and is weak from a broken pelvis. Pelvis has healed but the recovery has taken its toll on her.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Today I finished blocks for center all sewn together.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Leaving for Albuquerque for a week to see our baby daughter who is expecting her first child. I need a week's rest after pressing myself to make these blocks in 3 days. Just to prove to myself I could! 5 more blocks to make. The borders are very elaborate. I will post pic of pattern next week.
Posted by Colleen at 8:36 PM
Friday, March 1, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Last week I managed to assemble the blocks from my Guild BOM and Thread Head Quilt Along Blog. 18" and 7" blocks required a few adjustments by adding in filler strips. I may add a wide border, it measures 83"w X 100" long. I know the border will be a dark green print.
Posted by Colleen at 11:52 AM