Mom and I have made great progress in the sweatshop this week. We both finished our Tell It To The Stars quilts. For those of you participating in the mystery you are going to love your quilts! I can't wait to show them in December.
Mom wanted one of her quilts quilted so I hurried and finished quilting the one that I had on Willie.
Here's the hand dyed back. I'll get it bound soon so I can show the whole thing.
Here's a little shot to show some of the quilting. It's a simple all-over leaf meander.
Here's the quilt that I quilted for Mom in just a few hours yesterday. I did an all-over meander because we wanted to get it done quickly and you couldn't see the quilting anyway. This quilt has a cool story.
Mom's sister (my Aunt Dee) has knows Brad since he was a very young boy. He's now a PhD college professor and is a no-kidding genius. He's one of the most interesting and entertaining people I've ever met. He is also very close to his Grandmother and was close to his Great-Grandmother. He brought a box of fabric to Mom that belonged to his Great-Grandmother and asked Mom to make a quilt with them. She belonged to a church group that made aprons to sell in craft fairs and such. This box contained all of her fabric stash. Most of these fabrics look to be from the 50's and 60's. They are all kinds of weights and blends and I think Mom worked a miracle with them. The back is a bright pink calico because it was the only fabric with enough yardage for the back. This is a big quilt at about 90" square. She's happy to have it done and I know that Brad is going to be thrilled to get it.
Now I must get off the computer because I have one more quilt to do for her before she leaves.