Friday, November 23, 2007

Busy Week

Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas madness is officially started. I am working on Christmas projects right now, but nothing much ready to show off yet. Besides, I wouldn't want to spoil any Christmas surprises.

One person I know won't be reading this blog is my mother. So, I will show you a quilt I have been working on for her.

I got this back from the quilter today. The fabric is something that Mom bought many years ago, thinking she would make a simple quilt to match one a friend gave her. When they moved to a retirement facility (in 2004, I think) all the materials were neatly folded and waiting. I took them - along with a good portion of her unused stash - and finally decided what to do with it all. It's "whole cloth", meaning no patchwork, but I did seam together two pieces to make it large enough for her bed.

Now it needs binding and finishing. This is without question the biggest piece I have ever worked on. If I'm not heard from in a week, send a rescue party!

1 comment:

Recie said...

Your mother will LOVE your beautiful quilt. The fact that it's your first and so lovingly stitched should make it special. Congratulations, Liz! You're now officially a quilter. I've only made a couple larger sized quilts and a bunch of table runners and wall hangings. These smaller items are my favorite, since they don't take as long, leaving me more time for dolls. *smile*