Sunday, June 6, 2010

Still Here....

Yes, I'm still here.  Life has gotten in the way of blogging and crafting lately.  My mom had surgery and needed some help both at home and at work (my day job is with my family's business).  The last few days of school are upon us with all the "extras" that go along with it - my high schooler has strange hours during final exams, my fifth grader has lots of special things going on as they graduate to middle school, and I'm winding up my Girl Scout year.

Here is what I have been working on lately.  I don't even want to tell you how long I've been working on this project.  I pull it out occasionally to work on.  My goal it to get this completed by the time school comes around in the fall.  My daughter picked out the material for this herself and even helped me sew the top together on the machine.  She hasn't been nearly as interested in quilting though.

Yes, I am hand-quilting.  I used the machine to sew the squares together, but the quilting is all being done by hand - just like my grandmother's many quilts.

I am quilting in a flower pattern to tie in with the flannel backing of the quilt pictured below.  I enlarged the flower used in the backing to use as my patterns for quilting.

8 comments:

paperscissors said...

wow!!! hand quilting!!!! you must have started it when your daughter was born!! lol! that is a keepsake to be treasured!!! are you scrapbooking this project? it would be great to have the photos and some journalling to keep with the quilt as a record of the love and toil that created this floral wonder!

Fern said...

WOW, this is beautiful!!! Love the bright colors and the hand quilted flowers are gorgeous!!!
Don't worry about your blogging friends, right now it sounds like it's family time!! Enjoy it while you can!! Take care!!! Hugs!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow this is awesome and soooo much work! My mother quilts and it amazes me how much time it takes! Love the flower pattern. She will always treasure you making this for her.

miss corner cape said...

goodness, this is wonderful! i love the flowers that you are doing over top of the color blocks!

thank you so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and glad you liked my spray painted planter! much better that way, i think.

CraftyMummy said...

It's gorgeous! I'm far too impatient for hand quilting, so good for you! I love that your quilting flowers like the backing fabric.

flowerdisco said...

I know well when life you gets you even busier so do not worry and that quilt is fabulous and the handmade priceless.

Patty-Cake Manners said...

What a beautiful quilt! And way to go on the hand-quilting!! I've only finished one by hand, but it's the one I'm most proud of. Definitely worth the time!

Stopping by from JSIWUPM

Eileen said...

Very nice work...hand stitching - cheers to you!!!

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