Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Quilting

No, I didn't finish knitting the colorful socks; I still haven't finished the gauge swatch for my shrug.
My college girl was home for the weekend.  She slept and shopped and attended church services with me and helped me baste two prayer quilts.
 I'm quilting this on my Necchi BU treadle.  That little white thing is a piece of rubberized shelf liner--because I like a little traction, but don't like gloves.
 We had an in-service day at school today, and I had CPR training.  So starting an hour earlier than usual meant I was able to come home earlier than usual, and I worked on this spring quilt.
 On these two fabrics I used a pale lavender glide thread that is working on both the asters and the pink fabric.

 Except for the aster fabrics and the off-white print, this fabric is from a Dogwood Trail (I think) line from several years ago that was purchased by my friend Mary, who gave it to me with the suggestion that it should become a special quilt for our friend Ruth, who loves flowers and is growing frail.  It's getting closer to a finish.

My daughter said, "We need an Easter picture," so we handed the camera to a friend.  (I do think it's so interesting that when we ask someone to take a picture, we often look as if we are 25 feet away.)  College girl hugged me this weekend and then said, "Oh, my!  I think I've grown!"  Well, I certainly hope I haven't shrunk! Her semester is over in three weeks, and then she'll be coming home for a few weeks.  She's planning to take some math and physics courses at CNM in Albuquerque.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with family and friends.

 Happy quiltmaking and knitting,.....

6 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Beautiful photo of you and your sweet teen, and glorious quilt you're working on. I love those colors! Wishing you a happy week!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Your daughter is beautiful!

The quilt is so lovely! So bright and happy!

bunbear said...

the quilt is gorgeous! and what a nice picture of you and your daughter. glad you had a nice Easter.

O'Quilts said...

lovely pix of the two of you. Is she really taller than you or is she wearing cool and awesome high heels??

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Pretty quilt. Great quilting on it.

coopcrafts.com said...

Just spent a little time browsing through your blog and really enjoyed all the quilting and yarn combined -- wonderful inspiration! (And WHY do we look so far away when others take the pictures? That bugs me, too. :) )

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