Sunday, October 20, 2013

Latest projects

I've finished two projects started long age. The Mermaid is a quilt I started using my daughter as the model in a class with Charlotte Warr Anderson in 1993. My daughter was 10. This year she turned 30 and kept checking on my progress on this quilt, I am happy that 20 years later it is finally finished and in her hands.
The second quilt I finished for a new baby. When my children were little, I taught at the local quilt shop. I taught a class on the book Calendar Quilts by Joan Hanson in 1991. One of the class samples was the Bunny Quilt that was for a spring quilt. The top was in my UFO pile when the I needed a quilt for a baby shower. The new mother babysit my children when I worked at the quilt shop, so it seemed appropriate to quilt this top for her new baby girl.






















Now I'm working on a bed quilt for my other daughter. I am making 205 sawtooth stars that are 4 1/4" finished. I've finished about 80 and have another 25 cut out and waiting on my new sewing table. The sewing table is much wider than my old one and I can fit many cut-out blocks on it while I sew.


Fall has finally arrived in Michigan and it's a beautiful 50 degree day.

Till next time.......Happy Stitching.

9 comments:

  1. I love your story about the mermaid quilt..my daughter is 25 and she's still waiting for her Winnie the Pooh cross stitch pillow.

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  2. Great job on finishing long ago started projects. I'm quite terrified to even look at all my "started" projects --- but it doesn't keep me from starting more!

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  3. Oooo la la! Can't wait until mine is done...hopefully less than 20 years from now. :-P

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    1. I've stopped making different colored stars and am concentrating on the light celery green ones as per your request.

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  4. Lovely quilts, although I have to admit I'm a sucker for small stars:)

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