Thursday, June 21, 2012

Oh, by the way...

So Mom and Dad came up for Mia's 11th birthday party in May.  On Saturday morning Dad showed me the bed he'd made for Mia's American Girl doll Mia.  About an hour later Mom mentioned that the bed looked awfully bare and couldn't you (meaning me) do something about that - a little quilt would be nice.  So with a little technical assistance from Kim F., we ended up with the following ensemble.

First, the bed as designed by Mia and made by Granpa

Complete with initial on the headboard

I went with a bedroll assembly of mattress pad and lace-edged top sheet with a little pillow to match

Here's the quilt (aren't I clever for collecting all those 2" cut squares so that I could pull this together zippedy-quick? JITD - I finished at 3 pm about the time we needed to leave for the party!)

Last but not least, here's Mia taking a rest from the excitement of the family party.
First the bed

Monday, June 18, 2012

the first image

We've started....
this year's CFC quilt.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Leftover Chinese Coins

what to do with leftover "coins"
Some of you will remember my pink and green "Chinese Coins".  I believe I finished it last year, with the help of Jenny to select border fabrics, and Alyssa to do the binding.  It was given to my brother-in-law's niece Megan.  I had a few strips of "coins" left over, so this is where I am now.  I will use the same fabric (large scale pink floral) for the borders that was used in the first quilt. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lowell Mills -- new quilting book

I just bought "Quilt Sampler" magazine (Spring/Summer 2012) with the pink and chocolate 9-patch quilt on the cover.  On page11 is an advertisement for Marcus Fabrics, but mentions a new book  "Away from Home:  Quilts inspired by the Story of the Lowell Mill Girls"  by Nancy Rink.  Marcus Fabrics will have a fabric line called "The Mill Girls 1830-1850"  I hope the book has stories about some of these women, not just quilt designs!  Now, I need to go to Amazon to see if the book is available yet. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Our latest member Sabrina

Sabrina is working hard cutting strips the right way. She is under Yuki's tutelage.

Snowflake ready to roll out in the backpack