Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Something Amazing

So I had a visitor tonight. My niece-in-law Louise. Mother of the great, great-nephews mentioned here. She came by to pick up the little quilts for her boys. And she brought something to show me. And I just had to show you. Look what she has tackled for her first-ever quilting project, using a pattern and instructions from a very old craft book (circa 1970's). The instructions are incredibly limited. She used a bit of plastic from a binder divider to make her templates. It's sewn by machine. It's a little rough around the edges, and she's planning on adding something to it but not more arcs. She bought the fabric at either Spotlight or Textile Traders (can't remember which). I am just so proud of her. She was so inspired by the work we did together throwing the little Wiggle quilts together that she felt like she just had to do some quilty thing. I told her that double wedding ring was a pattern that many quilters put in the too-hard basket or plan on getting to it 'one day'. She said it was a good thing she didn't know it was hard... lol - here is a close-up of one of the arcs. I had to use flash as it's evening and she was off again and that was the photo op.
We had a great couple of hours together talking all things quilty. She is a beginner and trying to wing it. I gave her a beginner's quilting magazine which highlights different methods and easy patterns. And it came with a dvd so gave her that as well. And I gave her a few other little bits of supplies and wadding etc. And some fabric. I told her she needed to shop at "Auntie Shari's" before spending any more money. How's that for stash busting?
Well, the enthusiasm was a little tiring and it is time for bed. Hope you all had a very nice day!

5 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, she has natural talent! It is beautiful!

Barb said...

That is just amazing. what an inspiration you were to her and for her to tackle that project...more power to her. She did a great job.

Robyn G. said...

Wow that really is amazing Shari... and very exciting!!
If we don't know we cannot, we just do it!! Good on her and you!!!!

Julia said...

Well done Louise...
Good on her for giving it a go,,,my, she did pick one of the most challenging patterns to start with!
There's no stopping her now!
Julia ♥

em's scrapbag said...

This is amazing. I think she is very brave to do this for a first project.

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