Monday, February 18, 2019

Sewing and Celebrating

On and off my design floor are several small projects.  I spent more time with charm packs, as I mentioned last post.  The baby sized Falling Charms quilt got laid out and rearranged. 

This charm pack was called Wing and Leaf, lots of bright fun prints.  I have since sewn the blocks into rows and it will become a top in the next day or two.  I believe I have a good option for the backing in stash.  

I got the binding on Sid's quilt (for a family friend's son) and laid it out to show the quilting my sister did before I washed it. Love the baseball hats.  The cloudy day turned my tile pink in this photo but showed the quilting pretty nicely.  A label is all that is needed to get this one off to its new home.  

My mom turns 80 this month and there was a grand party for her this past weekend.  All told, we  were about 50 folks, most of them family, including her sister and 6 brothers, all 5 of us kids and most of her 16 grandchildren, and the three great-grandsons.  Mom requested a bagpiper to play and I managed to get a photo of them. 

He played a few songs, finishing up with Amazing Grace.   My grandsons weren't fans, covering their ears and heading into the house, but the rest of us enjoyed the novelty.  I decided last minute to make Mom a little quilt and cast about in the sewing room for something already in progress.  I happened upon the Sajou quilt from Humble Quilts' mystery sewalong a few months ago.  I had forgotten that I'd completed a backing as well.  I had set aside a green fabric for sashing but opted instead to bind the quilt as is.  A quickly pieced batting from scraps and SITD quilting and I was ready to add binding, which I pulled from stash.  

I didn't label the quilt as I wanted it to be double-sided.  Mom loved it and got lots of compliments on her gift.  I really enjoyed getting this finished and giving it to Mom.  Happy Birthday!


Sherrill said...

Oh my gosh! Your mom looks GREAT!!! Sounds like a grand 80th party. Here's to another fabulous 20+ years (at least).

Loris said...

Your Sajou quilt is so lovely!
Happy Birthday to your mom :-)

Louise said...

I love that baseball hat quilting! So clever :)

Janet O. said...

These are two great quilts for using charm squares!
Your Mom is a beautiful lady--I love that she wanted a bagpiper. :)
Your Sajou is in a very pretty color palette. A nice finish and a great gift for your Mom.

Kate said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! She looks great. Love both your charm quilts and the quilt your Mom's birthday gift. You've been busy!

Tanya said...

Happy birthday to your mother! I remember meeting her at a quilt show when we bumped into each other. She gave me some hand cream from her hand bag! I wonder if she remembers that encounter...