Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Senior Center Sharing

More projects from the Senior Center lady ..... a couple of days ago, she brought a new baby quilt top in blues and greens, and a table runner top. Nice!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Friend's Baby Quilt

The lady at the senior center where I work who brought the "pinwheel" baby quilt top ..... she brought it this last week to the center, all finished. It looks to be machine quilted, don't know if she does this herself or not. But at any rate, it's beautiful. The note card with it mentioned something about a baby shower coming up. What a beautiful gift!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Baby Pinwheels

Yesterday, the same lady who made the Dresden Plate quilt top brought this to the senior center to share .... a pinwheel pattern baby quilt top. Cute!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Dresden Plate Quilt Top

One day this last week at the senior center, the lady who brought the Dresden Plate quilt blocks to show, brought them back all put together in a beautiful quilt top. Very nice! She does neat work.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Shared Blocks

At the senior center today (where I work in the kitchen), a lady brought some Dresden Plate quilt blocks that she had been working on for the last few months. Very beautiful! Several ladies (and myself) enjoyed looking at them.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Finished Runner

Last spring and into summer, I worked on a table runner project for a customer. I wanted to finish it by the Fourth of July (since it had red-white-and-blue colors in it) so she could get it in time to enjoy for the holiday. Guess what ... I made the deadline! Here are a few pictures of the finished project from back then before I sent it off to its new home.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Four-patch Progress

Made some progress this morning on the four-patches. Will try to get some more done this afternoon. We've got rain/snow moving in later, so this will be good to work on.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Project

Started piecing four-patch blocks yesterday, to make a quilt top. I plan on it being plain blocks alternated with the four-patch blocks. The materials are newer ones, that resemble depression era/feed sack prints. All I know is, I got to the point that if I didn't do something like this, I was going to go crazy. It's therapeutic, and nostalgic, to piece by hand. It slows me down. I think, I pray, I remember. It's a happy link back to my beloved Grandma.

Piecing by hand always makes me think of my Grandma C. When I was a kid, I'd sit in her chair with her, she'd be piecing, and I might be drawing on a notepad or something. I was a little kid yet, and she was petite, so we both fit in the chair. The picture below shows three of my cousins and I (in the orange top) with Grandma C., and that's the chair and that's her house. I'm a little older kid by then, but you get the idea. Happy, happy memories.