Sunday, December 7, 2008
Quilts and a parade...
Yahoo! I finally got these two quilts finished. The floral one is Maggie's "big girl" quilt. I really started it before she was born, but who cares! This quilt is one that I made using the blocks I taught during the year I was Block of the Month chairman for the local quilt guild. It was a neat job because I got to pick a block each month, teach how to make it, and then at the end of the 12 month period, everyone that participated had enough blocks to make new quilt tops! I think the purple pansy fabric made it perfect for a little girl.
The second quilt is one I made out of the shirts that belonged to the father of my friend, Penny. Penny's father passed away last year and I asked her if he had worn T-shirts or not with the intention of making her a T-shirt quilt. However, he was one of those guys that wore Oxford-style button ups all the time. So, I simply cut a 12 inch square from the back of each shirt, put 2 together and sewed corner to corner to make 2 hourglass blocks, and put them together. In the upper R-hand corner is a picture of him that was copied onto fabric. She hasn't seen it yet, but I am sure she will love it. It isn't the most beautiful quilt in the world, but Penny will cherish it.
On Monday, the girls brought the kids in and we went downtown to watch the Christmas parade for FHE. (G couldn't make it because he was doing payroll.) I took a few pictures of us as we were waiting for the parade to begin. It looks like we were all bundled up for super cold weather but it was only got down to about 50. Perfect weather for watching a parade!