Friday, July 11, 2014

Another finish...

With this summer of weddings...

This finish was for my dear friend Patty's son 
Josh and his sweet soon-to-be bride that will marry in August. 

Bride Karlie had pinned a beautiful quilt from Pottery Barn on Pinterest
that was a beautiful mix of fabrics all in a mixed square pattern.
The problem is that it was an older season buy 
and isn't available any longer.

YAY! Then I can just make one!


Forgive the quick phone photo!!! It's been raining here sooo much!



I went to Joann's and brought home
 this lovely selection! You know I hate
fabric shopping...




I did end up adding some squares from
 my own stash just to keep it interesting.



I had a set of vintage sheets that were so soft and warm,
I decided to use one of those for the back of their little quilt.

Well, I say little...
This quilt was a queen when I was finished.


It slid easily over both sides of my queen bed.
Loved the size, but oh the quilting!
You definitely get a shoulder
workout feeding it through the machine!


I just happened to have this 
material for the binding... and it was perfect!




Oh the joy of a perfectly folded FINISHED quilt!


I did have photos taken of the kids
with their wedding quilt, but haven't received
them, so I can't show them with
their quilt, but I can share them with you.


They are counting down the days...

Happy Friday Finish Ya'll!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cutie Patootie...

If you want a giggle today...
Let my little GB Grayson put a smile on your face...
He's doing so well after his surgery!!!
I think he ALREADY knows what he doesn't like!


video

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hidden treasure...




After cleaning out a closet last week,
I came across this quilt and realized...
why am I hiding these?
This is a Texas Star quilt...
all hand stitched...with the faintest of battings...if there even is any...

I had the perfect place to highlight this....
Sew...I  prayed and washed it.

What a resilient piece of quilt history..
.and quite the beauty...
My grandmother...
a former wing walker in the 1920s...
an avid antique collector, the perfect hostess...
the Mama to my sweet Mama...
the one whom my middle name comes from...
and an avid quilter.
So many talents...more than I could ever share here...
now prominently lives on in my home...
Why was I saving this in a box in the closet? 
Do you have something hidden away?
  
Take time today and go on your own treasure hunt...



She added all the Texas towns she either had lived in or visited...








I can only imagine those buttons served as a reminder of where the middle of the quilt was located...