Sunday, April 24, 2011

Turtles and Frogs

We got a small reprieve yesterday when we took everything in for the May Fair. We have had some troubles with this Turtle quilt my daughter is making. You can say that everything that could go wrong...has.

I call it the Turtle and Frog quilt because my daughter has done almost as much unstitching (frog-rip it, rip it) as she has stitching on the thing.

She sewed and quilted and is now working on the binding. 99.9% of the quilt has been done by her and you can see that she is very proud. She just needed a little help getting started and a little help along the way and is bound and determined to get this thing finished up.

We asked yesterday if they would allow us to bring it in tomorrow just to display because she has been working so hard.

They had a whole box full of entries that didn't make the deadline. I think that a lot of people had a hard time bringing things in on Easter weekend.

We went over to my friend Carla's house today after church and did the quilting.

Here she is taking out some stitches ;)

And at the very end, she wrote her name--upside down! Pretty good for her second quilt don't you think? I have a feeling it won't be her last quilt. She will be coming to quilt day on Wednesday and I know that she will be working the quilting machine at least part of the day.


Michelle said...

It's a beautiful quilt!

Helen in the UK said...

What a great quilt your daughter has made. Do great quilting skills run in your family or is she just well taught!! Lovely that all your kids are helping with the Japan project :)