Saturday, February 17, 2018

The bear is back

I can't even remember when I made this bear for my mom as a Christmas gift. I also made 3 more jacket and hat sets....one for each season. I guess I will name this bear Audrey after my mom. It is so weird getting all of these things back.


Most people know me as a quilter, but I had another life as a sewer. I sewed costumes, clothing, and cloth dolls. I have been sewing since I was in high school.

I made my mom a raggedy Ann and Andy one Christmas.  Those have come back as well.


I made cloth dolls for my daughter when she was much younger. She doesn't want them so they reside at our house as well.


Linking to Nina-Marie. http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/

Thanks for reading. 
Chris

Monday, February 12, 2018

"Evolution?" is done except for the facing

I finished quilting and blocking the fracking quilt. I still have to sew on the facing...not a favorite!

I quilted dead trees in the dark brown background, but they are hard to see on the photo.

"Evolution?"


I sharpened this photo and you can see it a little bit. I have a lot of batting fuzz to get off of the dark brown....

Thanks for reading my blog.

Chris

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The house quilt has come back

My dad died a few weeks ago after falling back in early December and then getting the flu and pneumonia. He was 92 and in poor health for a long time. So we have been cleaning out the house and I have taken back all of the quilts I made my mom including the house quilt that I made for her 80th birthday. It will get hung on the wall in my sewing room.

I spent several months making this quilt. Seems so strange to get it back.












I also got back this miniature double wedding ring quilt that I made for their 50th wedding anniversary.












I will have to take some photos of a large bear that I made my mom. You will be impressed!

Thanks for reading.
Chris