Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sew Happy Today

Today is Alyssa's turn to shine. At 3 1/2 she finished her first quilt. She fell in love with this fat quarter in my stash, constantly wanting to get into my pinks bin to find this cake fabric. When she also started to ask me to quilt with her and "her" fabric, I realized I probably shouldn't hold onto my thought of what this fabric could become and encourage her. We picked another pink fabric she liked for the border and Alyssa sewed them on to her "quilt top" I did the quilting and binding for her and she is very excited. When it was finished she said "Mommy, no sticking on the wall." I guess I need to start decorating with more than quilts.

I managed to finish a table runner today also. Oh that statement is so misleading, I really didn't do much. After dropping Katelyn at school yesterday, I met my mom briefly to see her great find at a fabric store this weekend. Well in the back of her car was a whole bunch of really cool things from her craft room on their way to goodwill. This tablerunner was on it way out and I had to rescue it.

Look at how soft the floral fabric is and her perfectly pieced pinwheel blocks. How could I let it go to a complete stranger who may never appreciate the workmanship of what she had done. I took it into my craft room and found the perfect blue for the border and added a small hint of fuscia to separate the 2 blues. Now with a little quilting, I will have a nice new tablerunner for when my MIL arrives next week. How cute will this look with a couple of Easter Bunnies sitting on it! I might even go to the farmers market and get a bouquet of fresh flowers this weekend.


julieQ said...

I love your pin wheel quilt! How pretty...just right for spring. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Anonymous said...

Gret picture of Aj and her quit