Thursday, June 17, 2010


I may be on a sewing vacation, but that doesn't mean I am on a planning vacation....

Monday, June 14, 2010

wonky star

Hands down my new favorite quilt. The wonky star.
It took 5 hours to quilt, with Ryan helping me (he sat on the opposite side of my machine and caught the excess fabric to guide the quilt back and forth ) 10 + bobbins, sore arms, shoulders and a sore toosh.
It was worth it. I debated on how I was going to quilt this one for a long time. I knew I wanted the meandering, but I also knew it was going to be a long process.
I kept the back simple. A stripe containing all the fabrics from the front stars. The binding is the same stripe fabric as the border.
The final size was 64 inches by 87 inches. HUGE for me. HUGE.

Needless to say, the sewing machine is going on vacation and so am I !

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

no more monkey's climbing on the bed !

Benefit dinner for Delanie Doran

Friday, June 4, 2010

teacher quilts

Despite my lack of posting, I have been quilting. I decided to make Gavin's teachers each a quilt for their hard work and dedication in the classroom. I let Gavin pick out two fat quarter bundles after trying to find any type of school-ish fabric that wasn't lame. He picked colors WAY outside my comfort zone.
The one on the left is for Miss Jenn and the one on the right is for Miss Nancy.

I can't say enough good stuff about these two ladies. I love them. When Gavin started last fall he said maybe 5 words and he was almost paralyzingly shy.

They took their time with him, were kind and gentle with him, each and every day they were happy to see him.
Luckily for me (and Gavin ) he gets to go back to Miss Jenn and Miss Nancy's class again in the fall.
I hope they both know how much our family appreciates everything they do for Gavin and for all the kids.