Today's Stitching

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Quilts

When I was diagnosed with cancer this year it brought to mind all the quilts I was going to make 'some day' for my I decided that no matter when my 'expiration date' was I needed to get moving on these projects. This summer while undergoing chemo I started making 'Sylvia's Bridal Sampler' and 'Farmer's Wife' blocks in two different color schemes for my two daughters. I wasn't sure I would be able to finish them in time for Christmas but I did!

I chose earth colors with purple and orange accents for my older daughter. The golds and greens are perfect for her livingroom.
My younger daughter saw this fabric (the border) and fell in love with it......shades of aqua, brown and chartreuse. I searched for tourquoise fabrics and was lucky to find all kinds of polka dots and swirls and just enough fabric to do the border.

Each block was made with love and the quilting is filled with hugs and kisses for my girls.
Hopefully I have years of quiltmaking left, so I have many ideas and lots of fabric and will not put it off any about you?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Doll Quilts

Made doll quilts for the little girls (16 months and four years) this year. Used bright color fabrics and just winged the pattern, thought the squares were too big so decided to put them on point. Machine quilted daisy pattern on the big pink squares and meandered the other one. Hand sewed the binding....think the dolly will be impressed?

Tuba Christmas

Daughter Melanie took part in 'Tuba Christmas' and played Christmas Carols with 500 other musicians.....all some form of a tuba/baritone. We were in the balcony and finding her was like looking for a needle in a haystack....but she was front and center