Friday, April 19, 2013

Travelogue... And a couple of finished projects



I've been traveling for the last couple of weeks, and I've been having a great time, although the weather is not what I'm used to - AT ALL.  Rexburg was cold and WINDY, and then it SNOWED on Monday and Tuesday in Spanish Fork!  It hasn't gotten above 50 degrees yet, I don't think.  I didn't really come prepared for cold weather, mentally or otherwise.

But it was certainly wonderful to celebrate achievements with Arielle and her husband, Mitch...

And visit with Sean as he congratulated his sister...



And see the grands (and their parents of course)...

 Britton is getting so big, and he smiles all the time (well ok, not ALL the time!)...

And his sister is a bit silly...  But Grandma is having a great time! Not much sewing is getting done, but I do have a couple of finishes to share.

This DS Quilts drunkard's path mini quilt was made with leftover circles from Amanda's circles class at Sewing Summit last October.  I had to cut a new template for the white, of course, but I thought the quilt turned out cute. I had fun accenting the diamonds in the center with hand quilting.  The first time I did it I was so afraid it wouldn't turn out, but it has become one of my favorite techniques.

I didn't finish my mini for the Fab Little Quilt Swap before I left home, so I had to find a project I could do mostly by hand.  While I was at Ari's I helped her with a quilt she was making and she gave me the scraps (which I think she had gotten from her sister!) so I put together this little hexagon mini.  Amanda kindly let me use her Bernina to sew on the borders and binding, so it got finished just in time to mail to my partner.

Oops, gotta run!  Abby wants to play!








4 comments:

  1. lucky grandma! your mini quilts are both lovely!

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  2. I love the hand quilting you did - beautiful! Both minis are awesome!

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  3. Your mini quilts are gorgeous.Your hanquilting is just fabulous!!

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  4. Both those mini quilts are fab, but I especially love what you did with the drunkard's path. :)

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