Tonight I should be working on the postcards but it was a high mold count day and my allergies have left em without any energy. I might get a couple of stitches in this and will get back to the postcards tomorrow.
Here's #4 of 5. Yes, I know, my photos are crap but we are just spreading them on the foyer floor for the quick photos.
This is Mom's Garden Quilt. I made one similar to this a few years ago. Mom took all of my leftover floral fabrics and added every floral that she could find in her scrap bin. She added the picket fence to hers. She quilted it with the Popcorn panto with Rainbows thread and So Fine in the bobbin.
The panto gave a bit of a cloud effect in the sky and fence border.
There's one quilt left to do but it wants a lot of SID work so she may leave that one behind for me. Right now we are resting and watching the Virginia Tech/Miami game.
Mom and I agreed that most of her quilts would be very happy with pantograph quilting so I whipped out the Sprung pantograph and let Mom at her own quilts. I think this has to be one of the best beginner pantographs ever. She did this red, black and white quilt first. I'd show you the quilting except that you can't see it at all. It was a good one for her to warm up on!
The next one is a quilt that we did together from Judy Hooworth's book On The Double. Mine is here and she did one last year. This one is made from all of the leftovers.She quilted this one with Rainbows and So Fine.
While she quilted I got a lot of dyeing done! It was a good, but exhausting day. I believe that tomorrow we will upgrade to the Popcorn panto and we might venture out to Costco but we must be in front of the TV for the VT/Miami game in the afternoon.
I've been very inactive on the internet and in "real life" the last couple of days. That's because my allergies have been out of control. It's been enough work to get enough Benadryl in me to get everything under control. Fortunately I feel better today....because Mom arrived with 5 quilts to be quilted by Sunday!
Instead of removing the whole thing I just cut off the part of the top that wasn't quilted and used the rest of the backing and batting to quilt up these two quick baby quilts.
These were made from leftover sock monkey fabric from a quilt I made last year. These will go to a local friend and her quilt group will add the binding and donate them to a local charity. I quilted them with a quick ribbon meander and had them off the machine in less than an hour. Two UFO's done!
Before Mom got here I loaded another quilt of hers that I've had here for a few months.
This quilt is made from more of the very many blocks that my Great-Grandmother left behind. Mom pieced it and I quilted it with the Baptist Fan template. I think this is my favorite of all of Great-Grandma's quilts that we have finished.
One down, 4 to go! Guess I better get back to work. I wonder if she's going to let me break for meals?
At least I'll have lots of things to post this weekend!