Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters

Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters
Polly, Julia, 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!

2 comments:

Coleen B said...

I am really looking forward to see what you and Emily come up with on your own "challenge"!

Valerie said...

WOW - that is such a neat quilt -who would lhave thought of velvet and brocades? Stunning.