Saturday, August 17, 2013

working double time

Here's the pattern I used to make this quilt.  Really easy and you could use a jelly roll if you like those kind of things.  I use what I have on hand and it's mostly scraps and bits and pieces of things.  What I love is that I can now piece and quilt at the same time.  I got three quilts done with Rebecca (the robot) while I sewed the quilt top together.  I had to finish putting the blocks together and put the border on after the third quilt was done because I kept getting mixed up and sewed the blocks together wrong.  I still have to pin everything because my short term memory just isn't what it used to be. Not that it ever was very good.  I imagine I got in 5 miles of walking just going up and down the stairs to tend the quilt machine and back to sew a row or two on the blocks.  I love how this quilt turned out.  It is for a teenage girl with leukemia.  She is the friend of the Vanden student who passed away this year.  The student was the sister of my daughter's good friend.  I just found out about her through a Facebook page from one of my former students.  I'm hoping to get it quilted tomorrow and in the mail this week.  Once school gets started, my quilting time will be so short.  I still have to put the binding on my daughter's college quilt.  I had planned to do that two days ago. Maybe tomorrow!


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KaHolly said...

I've been wondering what you were putting together. It's very pretty. She's going to love it very much!! I, too, have been working on a quilt for a young girl who's in the hospital. It brings me such joy to share a warm embrace.