Thursday, December 8, 2011

Keeping Mom Busy --- part 2

Since Mom finished up the House blocks so quickly, I immediately began looking for another project to get her started on.

I suggested that we start making a quilt  together.  The plan is that I will put the fusible applique’s together and she will do the blanket stitch around the shapes.  The blocks will return to me and I will put them together into a quilt top.  Then we will discuss whether she will hand quilt it or whether I will machine quilt it.

When it is finished we will decide exactly what we want to do with it.  It may be a donation to the West Texas Rehabilitation Center or it may be a gift for someone, or WHO KNOWS…….

SO, I started looking thru patterns and remembered this one from “Piece O’ Cake Designs”…..

FreshPicked-250 As I  started pulling out fabrics and trying to decide what color way to use, I came across this wonderful piece of fabric……

 

…..and decided to make it the basis for my quilt, and to cut each of the pots out of this fabric.

Here are the first four blocks that I put together and sent off to Mom…..

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Hopefully before Christmas I can get the next 8 blocks ready to go to her and also spend some time thinking about how I am going to set this together into a Queen Size Quilt.

Incidentally, I am always amazed at just how messy things can get when I am in the planning stage of a quilt…..

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2 comments:

Anita said...

You're a good daughter, Frances. Love the flowers in pots.

Maggi said...

A collaborative quilt is such a lovely idea. Looks like a very tidy mess to me.

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