Sunday, August 24, 2008

Pictures by Request

Well, a few great friends and I gathered on Friday night for our monthly crafting night. All of us sew, but Friday night we had a mixture of projects going on. Two of us were quilting, one of us was scrap booking and one of us was lesson planning. The great thing about our nights is that it's not so much about what we do or how much we accomplish, it's the fun we have and the love and support we give one another. And of course all the silliness and laughter - who me?

Friday night I quilted. I snag any opportunity I can to get a little bit done! I worked more on my project yesterday and finished the quilt top this afternoon. Now it must be set aside until I get a good Hobby Lobby coupon and get some more batting.

Here is what I finished.

My mother-in-law made these sunbonnet baby squares for me for my birthday last year (or was it Christmas?) . She has a super duper embroidery machine and is a whiz on it! She embroidered each picture on a different white, actually white on white fabric. I had begun to work just a little bit on framing each of them in a selection of reds from my stash. On Friday I cut the rest of my red strips and that evening I finished bordering each picture. Yesterday I managed to so all my squares together. Today I cut the white fabrics to make the outside border and attached all the sides. So now the quilt top is done and I will work on something else until I can finish it. I know I have a red in my leftovers that I can use for the binding and I think I will find a white on white fabric for the backing - hopefully something inexpensive.

I am so pleased with how it turned out. Another fun one to enjoy! And thanks to Brian's mom for making me such a wonderful birthday gift. It may even be finished just in time for my next birthday!

I hope your Monday is beautifully peaceful,



Laura said...

Hi Celeste!

How darling! You have been busy! Friday night sounds like it was fun. I just got home (Sun. 8pm)...was at my parent's house over the weekend, but couldn't wait to check your blog to see if you posted a photo... and YAY! did :)

Crafty Mom said...

They came out gorgeous!! Even with the sewing machine battles. And the pictures of the kids and you of course are beautiful. Nicole looks gorgeous!! But where is Brian??

mom-in-training said...

Wow! Oh, my goodness, how DO you do it?!? It turned out adorable. I can't wait to see the finished product!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

That is absolutely beautiful!