Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A Family Quilt

Things have been busy since I last checked in here at the blog, and since I don't have any new pictures to show you right now, here is our Christmas quilt presentation to our neice Janet (lower left, second one in). In our family, we do "group" projects to make quilts. We have a variety of skill levels, but a great deal of enthusiasm. I have learned to pick easy "forgiving" patterns, so the projects turn out well and we have a blast making them. My sister in law just sent me these pictures last week.

Since I last blogged, I have participated in a quilt "shop hop" as well as a group sewing day. (I will share after I can get some pictures made.) I finished piecing the "diver's" quilt front and back and am having it quilted in blue waves. The bright "kid's quilt" is also coming back to me this weekend and will receive its binding in time to make the deadline.

This weekend I am hostess for my small quilt group, so I will be busy on Saturday cleaning and decorating. I've alread found some great spring tablecloths at Linens and Things, and I plan to pick up some tulips at Trader Joe's. Lunch will be lettuce wraps and fruit skewers, maybe vegetable rice. Someone else is bringing dessert, but the rumor is that it will be chocolate cheesecake. No calories in that, right?

A very big thank you to Dee for her generosity is sending me the book "Fried Eggs With Chopsticks". It looks like a fun and relaxing read, upbeat and funny (kind of like Dee's blog sometimes :)


Gerrie said...

You are a busy lady! Those are beautiful quilts and what a wonderful family project and gift to each other.

Micki said...

What a beautiful quilt and a great gift for your niece.

Deb H said...

The quilt is wonderful. Lucky gal who got that one.

The food links made my mouth water. They sound wonderful! but you will be doing a lot of work! Wish I could be there too!

Granny Fran said...

Good to see you back at the blog. What a great thing for your family to do quilt projects together.

Samantha said...

How fun that your family quilts together!