Friday, August 7, 2009

100 Quilts in 100 days

That was a long break from this blog.  I picked up a stubborn cold in Hawaii, and hadn't had the energy to do anything but the minimum.  While I wasn't feeling well, I missed my mom like never before, and wished I lived closer.  I guess that is what happens when you get spoiled and spend the whole summer with her.  Don't worry, though.  I am feeling all the way better.  My spirit is back up, and I am ready to create! 

Here is my new project.  It is a twin-size quilt.  I finished the top today.    
         

Our church is having a big quilting summer, where they are trying to collect 100 home made quilts to donate to the local shelters, Community Action, etc.  That is just what I needed to get the courage to cut into the stack of Heather Bailey fabric I sat on for a couple years.  It was liberating.    
 
The following two pics show what I inherited from my mom's fabric stash.  I can't wait to see what I can turn it into.   



We love the summer evenings here in Pullman.  We eat outside, and then work on the garden.  Here is a picture of the kids when Scott decided to squirt them with the water gun right before dinner.   


7 comments:

adrianne said...

i love the quilt. very cute! we're excited to see you guys in almost a week! i told hannah about the sleepover.... she has been talking about it ALL DAY.

i forgot to tell you about my felted sweater hats my mom and i made while she was here. let's just say... interesting....

Dawn W. said...

I love that quilt. White in between lovely fabric always looks nice.

I'm so sorry about your homesickness for your Mom. Every year when we go home to WA, I come back here(so excited to be in my own home again) and have a good cry about not being to see my parents and sisters again the next day. Family in all forms is just the best. Glad you're feeling better.

Melissa said...

The quilt will be wonderful. Really cute pictures of the kids.

Allison said...

I've been waiting for this post ever since you pulled out that fabric at our last get together. It's prettier than I ever could have imagined! Whoever gets it will absolutely fall in love with it.

Meredith said...

I can't wait to see what you create with the fabric either. My sewing machine seems to get turned on less and less. I'm hoping to get to some projects here soon myself.

SuburbiaMom said...

Neat idea, with the quilts! You keep so busy....

Keiko said...

かわいいキルト。ヘザー・ベイリーの生地は本当にかわいい。わたしの夏は思うように縫い物がすすまず先週実家との往復から解放されて、やっと縫い物をはじめ、毎日色々縫っています。昨晩はブランケット、今晩は残りの布で burp cloths をこんな遅くから縫う予定です。(笑)