Sunday, March 25, 2012

31 - Joel & Sarah's Wedding Quilt 6 years late

Joel & Sarah have been very patient.  Many a time I've seen my daughter scan the long arm machine, noticing ANOTHER quilt that wasn't for her and Joel.  I believe she'd pretty near given up.  Well, I finally got it all pieced together and loaded on the machine.  I'm having fun quilting it as I think about how patient they've been.  And how I love them for never giving up on me!

Update April 18th -- Sent quilt home with Sarah today.  She loves it.  She had her arms full when we walked to the car:  Two week old baby Ethan, five year old Livi, all the baby stuff, Livi's crafts, her own purse, plus some other stuff.  It was cute.

This quilt should really be their 6 year anniversary quilt - just look at what all has happened since the wedding! :)
Ethan posing in front of the quilt I made for Joel on the day he proposed to Sarah :)


Saturday, March 24, 2012

30 - Sam's Baby Girl Zoe

Sarah's on-air colleague just had beautiful little baby girl Zoe.  I made such a pretty girly-girl pinky-pink sparkly butterflies and fairies quilt that Olivia said, "Granny?  Can you make one JUST LIKE THAT for me?"  I guess that is the ultimate compliment, huh?  ;)

Monday, March 5, 2012

29 - Mary's Ocean Waves

A SEREDIPITOUS SATURDAY.  I called Mary on the spur-of-the-moment to see if she wanted to bring "that quilt we'd talked about forever!" over to my house because my long arm was empty (rare).  She was thilled because she was free and so she brought over her "Ocean Waves" quilt she'd made when her daughter was younger.  It had been waiting to be quilted for years.  Mary has matched each triangle point so carefully - I'll be giving this quilt careful attention.  It was fun to work in the studio with Mary.  And, bonus, later that evening her hubby cooked an amazing smoked salmon linguini for us!  Yum!

Finished March 23:  Now it is ready for Mary to do the handsewing around the border.  I liked how Mary's pattern challenged me to apply a new quilting pattern.  It is good to add to my skills.  A little stressy quilting for a new friend who does things really well (how she matched the corners of all those triangles... I'll never know)!  Quilting for someone else stretched me to want to quilt really well -- and yet I still made mistakes all over the place.  Hopefully, after Mary washes it and it all gets squishy-cozy she won't even notice!  Right Mary?