Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My Daughter Is Quilting!

Try as I might as the girls were growing up, I just could not get them interested in quilting. Early on I toted them along with me to countless quilt shops. To occupy them while I shopped, they were allowed to pic out buttons, if there were a barrel available for bulk purchase. I moved on later to letting them pick out 4 or 5 fat quarters. Their choice. Anything. We actually still have a shoebox full of the girls' random fat quarters. Lots of stars and pink and purple and such.

I took them along with me to quilt camp - they played with various scraps, or took their bikes and rode in the halls while we sewed in the home ec. room. There are pictures of them hiding in lockers and posing in the showcase windows as mannequins.

When they were a little older - say 17 and 10, I recall  putting a quilt that they both loved into the quilting frame - Tag Sale, it was - and they both sat down with me to learn how to hand quilt. That lasted all of about 15 minutes. They either grew frustrated or bored almost instantly.

So it with great pride that I share with you the quilt that DD1 is working on for her very pregnant friend Christa, who is due next month with a little boy.

A few weeks ago when she was here for the weekend, she was sewed her blocks together. I did a post about it, if you would care to go back.

This weekend, she has been attaching the borders and now has it in the quilting frame she borrowed from me.

First a narrow white border, then a wider blue border.

The quilt measures out at approximately 34" by 29". I can't wait to see it quilted!


Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. Cute! I love the different animals on the fabrics! I really like the squares with the boats & anchors and the owls!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  2. nothing quite like pregnant friends to get you quilting!!! She may be blogging before too long... :) Have enjoyed looking thru your finished quilts!

  3. love it! it is always nice to "make" new quilty friends. I showed one of my nieces and it is nice to sew with her.


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