Friday, May 4, 2012

Moving Right Along . . .

The story goes like this...

In the interim between ordering my walking foot and it's arrival I went digging in my stash of remnants.  With quilts on my mind there was discovered a wonderful piece that was quickly transformed into a child's blanket.

Later in the month, in a weekly Skype conversation with my mother J., the summer family reunion came up.

 J., "Are we going to put anything in the auction?"
Me, "I haven't even thought about it, am I supposed to be."
J.,"We didn't put anything in last time."
This was my moment to see where the conversation was leading but blindly I replied,
"What were you thinking of?"
J., "You could make a quilt."

Okay, she has good reason to say this; quilt 1, quilt 2, quilt 3, quilt 4, three since L. went to college last August.  I'm sure my crowing about the quick turnaround on the cute child's blanket was her prompt.

The family reunion is the last week of June, plenty of time, but my scrap bin is depleted and I am in the middle of quilt 5.  There was hardly time to consider what to do.  That very night, in walks D. from teaching and tosses a bag at me.

"R. sent these to you."  R. is my quilting buddy and D.'s receptionist.  She has unknowingly solved my problem.  The bag was full of great remnants from a variety of Minkies. 

This is what I did:
I pieced together three child sized blankets using various designs and sewing methods.  It was great practice and although the finished products are not "perfect" they are perfect for the family reunion auction.

R. has given me another bag of super remnants.  My efforts must return to #5, the Quilt-As-You-Go that needs finishing before I dig in and see what wonders will come out of this second bag.
What wonders have you completed recently?


  1. Well Go Girl...this is great...and you have inspired me to go get my serger out and at least thread it, it hasn't been used in...well decades.

    Have fun creating.

  2. I'm not sure I've created any wonders lately - just that it's a wonder I've survived our first month on the road - so much to learn and a whirlwind indeed. I would love to quilt and so admire what YOU do. And, I hope to get back into some sort of writing groove soon - right now I can only manage journaling, but that will amount to something down the road I feel. Happy quilting!

  3. Good for you! Had to grin, you catching your mother's prompt like that. :)

    I'm just thrilled right now to complete the weekly column. That's plenty of 'wonder' for me as I'm in the middle of graduation and open house. I think you know what I mean.

  4. Brilliant solution!
    I stained a porch yesterday.

  5. Ah, you are so creative! I get inspired to sew when I see your quilts and hear your thoughts about them. One of these days, for real, I am going to sit down at the sewing machine and do something. I do enjoy sewing, just of late, have enjoyed writing more. Perhaps I need a change. :)

    Have a great Mother's Day weekend!