Monday, February 28, 2011

Quilt Blocking for Show

Decided to enter "Mom's Christmas Cookies"  in a show May 14 -15th  just to see how will it judges.   The show is in Memory of  Mom, so I thought this was the time to enter the quilt.   This will give me some feedback and then I can make improvements with my quilting.   It will be enter in a show this coming  September  also.
I put the quilt though a rinse cycle to remove some of the blue markings.   Used two  insulation boards  covered with a sheet, measured, and pin every two inches.  Now for the drying time (all day)....  then I will square it up and put the binding on.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Gramma's Apron Quilt Finished

My friend Jane pieced  this quilt from her daughter in laws grandmothers aprons.   I love all the colors from the aprons.    Couldn't you just see grandma working around the kitchen in these little aprons??     I think Nikki going to be surprised.      I SID around each block and CC in each block.   The apron fabric was a little fragile........  I just kept the quilting simple didn't want  the fabric to fray.    Apron strings will complete the binding on this quilt  thus becoming  " Gramma's Apron Strings"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Good News & Sad News

The good news is all my test have come back clear and I'm feeling great.   I have not had the chance to email all my friends, have been sooooo busy.    The sad news is that my daughter's mother in law was killed on the 17th , she was backed over by a truck.    The father in law is dying of brain cancer,  he is wheel chair bound and was at the visitation but they gave him just a couple of weeks and we will have the next funeral.   I have been spending time with the girls.   The funeral is today and once this week is over with I will be back in motion again.   So I count my blessings that I have another day and I'm feeling healthy again.

Also I want to thank all my friends who sent Bday cards and emails....   Thank you for thinking of me!
See ya back here soon.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Gramma's Apron Strings

This top was made from my neighbors grandmother's aprons.    What a great idea for memories of grandma....   

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tulip Blocks Quilted

I'll be glad when this quilt is finished,  it seems like it has been on the fame forever...

Here are the blocks that I quilted today.    

My drawing

It is kind if hard to see the background fill....  pebbles, straight lines, small leaves,  stitch along the thin black lines to give the block definition. 
If you click on the picture it will enlarge.

Our snow storm .....  makes for a great quilting day!