Monday, March 12, 2012

Class, String Quilt Update & Jake

 I recently took a class with Terry Atkinson who makes all those wonderful fun and easy patterns, like the Yellow Brick Road and the pattern I used for my Dr. Seuss quilt. However, it was testing a pattern that she will be publishing this spring so I cannot share the quilt top.......yet!! But, above you can see the fabrics I chose for the quilt, laying on top of my background piece. All I can say is, it is a very unusual quilt and so fun to make. Sweet Home Quilt Company sponsored the Retreat at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, GA, and we were treated so well. Great place to sew, a large room, delicious food and nice clean rooms to sleep in after sewing all day. Thanks, Melisa!!
 Here is an update on my mother-in-law's string quilt. I managed to take it completely apart so the blocks would lay flat, resized the blocks, added a few that I had made with her fabrics and put them back together. I had a few leftover small blocks which will become part of the back art. I think I may still add a piano keys border to make it just a little larger and use up more strings.
 Here is a close-up! You probably recognize many of these fabrics from the past 15 years of quilting.
 And here is Jake on his first picnic with his mom. Isn't he adorable!! He was having such a good time and there was a Girl Scout get together so he was entertained, too.
And now he's walking around and playing ball. My, my, how these babies do grow so quickly!!


Nancy said...

Good job with the string quilt. It's really great but not as great as Jake..He's so cute. I have tried everything I can think of to keep them from growing but nothing works.

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Glad you enjoyed the workshop with Terry! It was a lot of fun for us to put together, too! We've seen some really great quilts from the workshop come through the shop for show & tell!