Design Wall Monday--Mother's Day with Grandsons

It's Design Wall Monday--see more Design Walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog. 

I haven't been doing very much machine sewing of late, being caught up in my latest handwork project, but did grab a couple of leftover blocks to whip up a quick handmade gifts for Mother's Day.  


I think this was an extra block from some guild project, or just a play piece to practice curved piecing.  I used my walking foot and ended up with sort of a squircle for the quilting as I went around. Fun!  The leftover binding bin produced a yellow crosshatch fabric for the binding.


Neglected to get a pic of the finished mat, which is about 8 " square.  Mom loved it.  I also started to quilt, but did not finish, another single block mat. 


This block I modified with the stem--pattern was from APQ magazine March 2021 cover quilt. 


I even found a fat quarter with a strawberry print in stash.  This one is for my sister.  I do plan to make myself a four block quilt from this pattern from fabrics I've already set aside.  We live in strawberry country on the coastal plain with many acres planted nearby. 

Our small Mother's Day brunch included all our grandsons and two of our kids, DIL, plus our son-in- law, who took this pic at my request.  He noted that he is not a great photographer, but given the nature of small boys, I think it turned out fine :)


They held still for a moment or two!  Look at those chunky baby legs and feet on baby Dane, yum, with oldest cousin Cove holding him, and cousin Hunter sweaty from running around.  Love having them with us.  Daughter Elaine was having a mommy's getaway poolside in LA with two of her friends, a great Mother's Day gift as the pandemic eases!


After they left and cleanup attempted, I settled into some stitching on the Loose Feathers project.  Leaves and window boxes are now added.  I'm so enjoying these pretty colors on the linen I tea-dyed.  I'm looking forward to adding more detail.  

Comments

Vicki in MN said…
Cross stitch is definitely make a new appearance isn't it. After many years of not doing it, I dug out a couple projects and work on it a bit here and there. But tendonitis is keeping me from it right now.
Pat said…
sew fun to have the little ones around! love the mini's---great way to practice your spiral quilting!!
Janet O. said…
Clever idea for the Mother's Day gift. I know I have some blocks set aside somewhere that would be perfect for that. Isn't it great to cuddle the grands again? Have finally been able to do that lately for the first time in over a year. Feels so good.
Loving your cross-stitch project.
Judy Hansen said…
Hi Annie,
Love the small quilted gifts. The strawberry backing is perfect for the strawberry one for your sister. She will love it too. Cute Grandboys. They are so full of energy when they are so young. Our neighborhood had a mulch spreading "party" on the cul-de-sac common area this morning and a two year old grandson was "helping us". He was so cute, but he kept his Dad and Grandma hopping to keep track of him. Hugs, Judy
Barb said…
awe what a cute photo!
I have a counted cross stitch somewhere around her.
Been working on it (not working) for 20 years.
cute mats!
Tanya said…
You are getting lots done as usual. So nice for you to have your grandboys with you. They are all getting so big!

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