Wednesday Ramblings

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Colder weather makes it easier for me to stay in my sewing room. And Thanksgiving leftovers help, no cooking. But, a few pictures--

Over the weekend I made five pillowcases for the Heartstrings Pillowcase party. They were fun and easy.

Next I loaded and quilted the 2nd Bricks and Stepping Stones top I had waiting. I used a soft blue fleece for backing, it will be very snuggly. It will get binding pieced together off that cardboard tube.

And since it's the Christmas Season, I took my Grandmother's Flower Garden off the rack and will put it on our bed in a few days. It is made entirely out of Christmas fabrics--leftovers from my mother's and grandmother's stashes, pieces from friends, pieces that I had. I hand pieced this, it took me 18 months and was a fun project. It is special to me, my mother and grandmother are no longer alive, but they fostered my quilting ambition. And if you're wondering, that GFG is a king size. I have it hung sideways on my clips, it is dragging on the floor behind my quilting table.

I am still buried in binding projects, but that's good!

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

I love your GFG quilt!

Mary said...

I love both quilts! The GFG is just gorgeous! I've pieced the flowers for use in other projects but can't imagine making a bed size quilt.

pdudgeon said...

that represents a lot of work in today's posting! congrats to you and a hearty round of applause for all the finishes pictured here.

MightyMom said...

fabulous! here sooner or later I'll get out my GFG quilt and work on it. It was sposed to be twin sized....but it fits my queen just fine haha. it's 1/3 pieced. english paper piecing.

Pat said...

LOVE the GFG! It is so pretty!

Congrats on the pillowcases ans the 'Bricks' quilt...all great finishes!

JuJu said...

As usual .... more beautiful quilts! 2nd pillowcase from the left ... I have that same fabric!!

Debra said...

What a wonderful GFG quilt!