I am making a concerted effort to get some UFOs completed. I mean come on, some of them have half the work already done! If I really dislike it I am ready to toss it or give it away but if I like it I am going to finish it.
These are the sweetest little blocks, about 7 x 7.
Once again the mix of old and new. The curved pieces are vintage feedsacks and the lollypop flowers are hand dyes.
This was way back when I was afraid of curves, so I appliqued them! I will finish up the last few the same way for consistency.
Some blocks are all set up ready to be sewn. Does it get much easier than that?
Even appliqued stems and prepped leaves! The dark stitching on the stem triangles is to keep the bias edge from stretching. Not sure why I chose that color????
I even have my placement notes, this was meant to be made.
This is how old this project is!!! 17 years! Check out the price of the magazine too.
Here is the original quilt, The Posey Quilt by Lillian Smith of Missouri c.1930. Remember when this was all the rage?
I was a little ambitious when I started this pretty quilt. It will now be a 9 block wall hanging.
Now for the baby shower.....
|All signs made by Maddy|
My daughter's mother in law had the shower in her beautiful home. The candy bar was a hit! All kinds of blue candies with bags to take some home or eat right away.
Some cute yet practical decorations.
A cute little cake with some Onsies decorated with dots.
Maddy's contribution was a Welcome Baby Kelly sign. Kelly is the last name, they are keeping his name a secret until he is born.
The decorations were simple, yet tasteful, totally my style. Beautiful fresh flowers and a few balloons. The food was delicious!
There were baby pictures of mom and dad that everyone enjoyed.
Mommy's helper waiting for her to arrive so she can help open presents. One of the things we did was to buy a new wagon and have guests bring a book instead of a card. He got tons of great books!
Overall it was a wonderful day and yes Caitlin was glowing!