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Saturday, January 30, 2016

My lovely daughter in law is learning to sew and make quilts!

Ali has a friend who is having a baby so she wants to make a quilt.  She came over two times so far and has made good progress.  A few years ago we were going to make one for her friend's first baby, but time got away from us with their wedding plans and just life in general.  So now she will make one for each of her friend's children.  I am so happy to have someone in the family to sew with me.  Maybe this will inspire Evelyn to get started too.  Evelyn will do other crafts so we do get to create together.
Sewing on the Babylock.
Chain piecing!
Getting the colors worked out.

We're going to add machine embroidery with the baby's name and put some
animals driving cars on a strip at the top. It will be so cute.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Halloween quilt done and delivered!

The girls were married on Halloween and this is them under the quilt.  They loved it and let me know right away!
Thought I should show the blocks separately and then all together.

There is so much detail in every block.

Here it is hanging on my nieces' fence in Vermont.  I never got to take a picture before I gave it to them so I took a picture when I went to visit them this past week.  I enjoyed the whole process and even though I doubt I'll make another one exactly like this, it was fun to work on!