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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Quilting Wednesdays

Yesterday was my quilting day, and boy did I have fun!  My friend, Crafty Momma, is just awesome...so much fun to be with, and my children love playing with her girls.  Yesterday was especially fun b/c there was another friend at her house who was crafting too.  Crafty Momma taught me how to do a more complicated quilting technique, and while it was more time consuming than the first two, it was more rewarding.  It didn't even seem to take long b/c I had so much fun making it!

So, here is the pic of my 3rd square prior to piecing it together:
Crafty Momma had me sew the strips of material onto newspaper, and once this stage was complete, we got to peel the newspaper off the back.  Each of these smaller squares are roughly 6 inches by 6 inches as each of my squares are 12 inches by 12 inches.

And here is a picture of the final square:

And here are the three squares I've completed so far:

I can already see how this could be addicting.  I'm having such a great time learning, and I've got the best teacher.  I hope that I'm encouraging others that quilting isn't so difficult, and it is a lot of fun!  It's like scrapbooking or card making on steroids!  So fun!  Next week, Crafty Momma is going to help me complete the last square (which is already almost done, but I didn't get a chance to post pics), and she is going to help me start to piece the pillow together.  I may make one more square and put the block on the far bottom right on the back of the pillow.  In case you missed it, the goal is to make a reading pillow or a movie watching pillow for my Missy and one for my little Man.

One of my favorite memories from the day was when Crafty Momma's daughter came down to see what we were doing.  She asked, "Can I see."  Then she held it very close to her eyes and said, "oh, it's so beautiful."  Crafty Momma has her little girl trained right.  She is such a doll!

And b/c no post is fun without a crazy pic of one of my kids.  I was cleaning house (vacuuming to be exact), when I noticed it was quiet after I shut of the vacuum.  The kids had a friend over playing, and I knew they must be up to something when I found them all 3 in a locked bathroom.  I got them to open the door, and I found this looking back at me:

All three children looked just like this, and my Little Man had a Brillo pad in his hands trying to scrub the marker off his face - and off his friend's face - OUCH!  I sent them upstairs to use a washcloth and my good facial soap.  Fortunately, the marker was washable.  There's nothing like sending a friend home looking like he was wearing makeup - which is what they resembled after trying to scrub off all the marker.  Never a dull moment!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I am so proud of you friend! Your blocks are AWESOME and I can't wait to see them all put together! Yay!