Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters

Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters
Polly, Julia, Barbara

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back Into Sewing

 This is a comfort top Mother pieced for sewing circle.  Notice the motorcycles.  She will take this to sewing circle and they will knot the comforter for a needy family.

 While I was at mothers I started a scrappy quilt.

 I will be making two of these quilts.  This quilt has a white border.  I plan to make a second one and use another color for the border. 
In the lower left hand corner of the quilt I have cut out four blocks.  These blocks are placed below the quilt.  I will continue cutting and placing until I have the complete quilt done.  Go to this  earlier post
and this post and see where Autumn made the same quilt.  Posted by Barbara

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mother & Emily

--Julia posts again--

Mother made an amazing 100 squares of velvet for me while she was here to visit.IMG_2674
The fabric is not just velvet alone, but anything that shimmers & glistens, brocades, or something that pleased my eye. Thank you so much, Mother. And thank you to each of you for your choice of setting the squares. We chose the zig zag effect in the diagonal setting. I appreciate each of your thoughts and input in this matter.
Mother was a trooper while she was here. Some days I had to work and she just loved staying here , relaxing, reading, and sewing in the quiet of the day.
My Mother & I!IMG_2677
And then it was time for her to go home. We met my sister, Emily and shopped at a quilt shop in Ackerman and then zeroed in on the thrift stores along the way home. Emily has been bit by the "quilting bug" and it's great fun watching her put together fabrics. I love her taste. We decided to use a few of the same fabrics and each make something and not let the other see our end product until we both have them finished.IMG_2683
It's been a great week!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mother Comes to Mississippi

--Julia Posts--

I'm so glad to have Mother here for a week. My sister Emily brought her down from Virginia last Friday. See our adventures here on my other blog. Now she is sewing strips of velvet to make small blocks for me.

Today she is working on the turquoise and then we have some green yet to add to the mix.