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!