Quilting Fun

While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bento Box Quilted

Emma Jean got a surprise for Christmas. Most of what she got, she knew she was going to get - isn't that the way it is with most teenagers? She gave me her list and I bought from the list!! Sneaky old mom, though, had a surprise up her sleeve! I took it to a long-arm quilter in Hillsboro, Bonnie Morningstar, who quilted it in a jiff - a week to do this quilt and one for my mother! Fast service for December!Bonnie is establishing a quilting business in Hillsboro, and I have now had her do 3 quilts for me. Very happy to have her so near!  Anyway, here is Emma's completed Bento Box.

Fortunately, Emma had a job over her Christmas break which allowed me time to get the binding stitched in secret! There were a couple of times where I was scrambling to hide my work as she was pulling into the driveway!  This is her bed (minus a pillow!). Notice the stars on the wall? That is the handiwork of DD#1, Erin, who resided in this room prior to Emma's taking over when Erin moved out. Nice complement to the Bento Box, isn't it?

The iron bed is my childhood bed - a real antique!  :-)  No, really, before I got it, it belonged to my paternal grandparents! This bed is an heirloom! DH and I began married life with this bed. It is perfect for showing off quilts - I should use it more often. Now that Emma is away at college, it is available, too. So, maybe I will do just that!

Happy Quilting, Friends!


Sand and Sunshine said...

What a surprise. I hope she was delighted. You're right this bed works well for photographing quilts and such a good story too.

QuiltSue said...

The quilt looks lovely, I bet your daughter was thrilled with it. The bed is just perfect for displaying quilts - exactly the sort of bed people might have had in the late 1800's when quilting was really at it's most popular.

rc truck said...

This bed look really great and lovely.This bed for the children.Thanx to share this blog for the informations.

BilboWaggins said...

That's so pretty, Bento Box is another of my "want to's", perhaps I should start a list?