On our way to Baby Boy's birthday party I delivered this cute quilt made by Mary. If you look closely she included a building for the Quilt Police.
Mary gave me free rein on the quilting. Fun, and intimidating at the same time. I kept thinking, 'I like this, but will she?'
I wasn't settled about all of the quilting when I loaded the quilt. I knew I wanted lyrics in the flag, but I wasn't sure which song.
The buildings are rather plain. Mostly stitch in the ditch and window panes.
In the sky areas I tried some new ideas.
I also threw in some flag poles, corn fields and flowers between the buildings. No pictures of those, unfortunately. This was fun, and fortunately, Mary really likes the result of giving me free rein. My favorite bit is the sun in the corner.
Monday, February 18, 2013
I had so much fun looking at the fabrics while I was working on this quilt. I think that the quilt was made with fabric scraps from years of garment sewing. I think the fabrics go back to the 1940s. Though I'm no expert at dating fabrics.
I love this cowboy fabric! 1950s? What do you think? Some little boy's pajamas maybe?
The multicolor swirl looks like the 1960s to me.
I wish that Deb had been able to talk to her grandmother about the quilt. I'm sure that her grandmother could have told her wonderful stories about family and fabrics. What a wonderful legacy.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
It's hard to believe, but our youngest grandbaby has turned 1. He had a cute circus themed birthday party. Mommy, my dear daughter, made a cute photo booth with props.
Here I am with my Dear Motorcycle Dude.
Dear Daughter-In-Law made a cute, and yummy cake for the occasion. She also made a small "smasher" for, well for smashing.
All in all, I'd say a good time was had by all.