Today I finished putting the last stitches on the binding of my Wonky Pinwheel quilt. Read more about the inspiration behind this quilt here.
I quilted this quilt using my Circle Lord Swirls quilting template.
My daughter spoke for this quilt when it was a flimsy and so it was gifted to her on April 30 for her birthday.
This quilt is heavy–with a Warm and Natural cotton batting and a heavyweight flannel backing.
Happy Birthday, DD and DS!
I have been working on this quilt top for a while. This pattern is called, Random Reflections. (Refer to my March 1, 2014 post for pattern details.)
I decided that the recipient of this quilt would not want it the length it was in the pattern as that would not provide enough length for wrapping around oneself in the cocoon fashion that my kids like to do with quilts so I added two more rows to the original pattern which made this top finish at 80″ long, rather than 60″ like in the pattern. Next up will be to get this one quilted as it is needed as a gift for the end of June.
Today was my MIL’s 85th birthday. Family members took her out for lunch at a local restaurant to celebrate.
She had some help from the younger crowd to blow out the candles. And just because it makes me smile….
This is a picture of Joey’s new hiding spot. He is not impressed with the flooring renovations that have been happening upstairs. He used to like to lay on the carpet in the sunshine to soak up the rays. The carpet has now been replaced by laminate flooring so now he heads downstairs and climbs up on top of the stack of quilts under the long arm to sleep. I think he thinks he is hiding under there, but the tail sticking out gives him away. :)
Today was our daughter’s birthday.
When the kids were small, the tradition was that the birthday gal or guy got to pick the menu on the day of their birthday. Even though our daughter is married and has a home of her own, she still enjoys the tradition of coming home to celebrate her birthday supper. This year, it was chicken for supper and cheesecake for a birthday cake.
Happy Birthday DD!
Here’s to many more birthday suppers in celebrations of the birthday gal!
While in New Mexico last year, I purchased a yard of this Robert Kaufman print that depicts the jewellery that is so popular in the Southwest.
I used this fabric to make some table toppers for my mother’s birthday on March 14. I kept making projects until I ran out of this print.
First up is a hexagon-shaped table topper made from the Atkinson Designs pattern, Happy Holidays.
The runner at the top of the next picture was from a place mat idea I had seen somewhere on the Internet. I didn’t like this piece as a place mat so I cut the bottom off of it and added some extra strips to the end and made it into a runner.
The square smaller topper was from a pattern from Designs to Share With You called, It’s Fast, It’s Easy.
The small zipped bag was made from the leftover bits and was assembled in a quilt as you go fashion.
This last table topper was made from another Atkinson Designs pattern called, Waffle Time.
Happy Birthday Mom!
Today is my birthday. Today was also the Annual Poinsettia Open House at our local greenhouse. What a perfect way to spend the day–immersed in colour!