My last post showed the beginnings of Layla's quilt. Here are photos of the finished product:
The finished quilt. Hanging on my quilt holder in the hallway
A closer look:
The quilt label. In the background you can see the pattern quilted in the plain squares.
I was pretty happy with the way it came out. Layla (and her parents) are moving to Ohio today :(
I will be saving my Southwest Airlines Frequent Flyer miles so I can go visit them!!
As soon as Layla's quilt was done, I needed to start on another for a sweet baby girl (now 9 months old)
Here are some photos of what I have so far:
The mom likes baby blue and asked for a little bit of yellow. Here are the fabrics I chose:
Then I cut them out:
The small squares were to be ironed into prairie points. The half square triangles were to be made into pinwheel blocks.
I chain pieced the half square triangles.
Believe it or not, there are 120 prairie points there! It was 109 degrees outside when I ironed those little buggers - What on Earth is Wrong with me!!!!
No way was I going to PIN those prairie points on! Gotta love fabric glue sticks!!
The quilt top:
I need to layer and quilt it. I have had many things keeping me busy - mainly work (my paying job :)) BUT, I managed to take a little side trip:
This is my wonderful friend Kim (I have a daughter named after her!) We toodled around central Illinois visiting Quilt stores in her little Smart Car. I had heard there is lots of sitting room in there and there is!!
The reason I was able to visit with Kim is because my son Nathan, was getting ready to graduate from his Army Officer Course in Missouri. I planned to leave a few days before his graduation so that I could fit in some fun with Kim.
Here is my son - Nathan! He is child #6, son #3 - A 2nd Lt in the Army and attached to the Arizona National Guard:
I told him he needed to look like he loved his Mother in this photo. I think he did a pretty good job!
After Nathan's graduation, I took him and his friend out for lunch. Then Nathan and Tanner jumped into Nathan's truck and headed west, I headed east. Back to St. Louis to catch a plane to San Antonio for a team meeting out at a Presbyterian camp grounds. We had two days of meetings, a game of kick ball, two turns at canoeing, then home after 8 days of being gone. Whew!
Two days before my trip, we said goodby to our dog of 14 years.
Now maybe you all can understand why I have not had the time to write. But of course, I will end this post with a promise (which is more like a hope) to not let so much time go by before posting again!