Saturday, June 20, 2009

Quilts are comforting

I cannot believe that Wes has been retired for 3 weeks now. Time is just flying by. We are managing to get a few things done around the house and he is continuing to work in his garage...which is a HUGE job.

I suppose that I have been taking a little break from sewing the last few weeks and only grabbing a little time here and there. I just finished (this morning) the bright colored quilt. If you click on the picture you will see that these are "beachy" fabrics...even have an old Woody in several of the blocks. The fabric came about in kind of a funny story. My you Kathy....brought over a bag of scraps from a quilt she made and said maybe that I could use them for some of the little wallets that I make. But I decided to make a quilt. What's the old saying, "when life gives you scraps - make quilts", "well when friends give you scraps - you can make quilts too"

The pastel quilts are a sweet Debbie Mum fabric. The pinwheel quilt took forever to piece, but I really like the results. The other one...not sure what the pattern is called is from the scraps as well. Next on the sewing agenda is to make a matching tote bag (diaper bag) from the Debbie Mum fabric.

Hope that you all have a great weekend....and I will try to post more often.

Some exciting things coming up for our family...but more on that later.

Ta-ta for now....hugs,


Anonymous said...

LOVE the beachy one, esp. the fringe edge...I can see your jean legs in the are so talented!!


Teresa said...

LOL....Wes belongs to the legs :-)