Saturday, May 01, 2010

Quilt a day #46

I have been distracted and haven't posted for a couple of days. Friday we went to our daughter Lisa's senior Engineering Design Expo at University of Idaho. Here she is at her booth with the clarinet reed maker she and her team made. She is a Bio Engineering major but there weren't any projects in her major and she had played clarinet in school so this is the project she ended up on. It's hard to believe my second child will be a college graduate in two weeks and her sister her graduated from college in 2008.I am working on a bunch of scrap projects and machine quilting. This is the quilt I am machine quilting for my friend Jo. I saw the June/July issue of Quilt magazine on the newstand and the cover quilt grabbed me. It was done in more Kaffe Fassett style fabrics, but I decided to make a smaller version in my state flowers fabrics. I had to improvise on a couple of them since I didn't have the full collection and I had gotten scraps from my friend Tamra. I had little dots on them to make sure I had one for every state. I had thrown them up on the wall but I am not sure why I am keeping up there, because I need to rearrange them anyway after sewing colors around each diamond.Last, here are a couple of "pin holders" a neighbor made me years ago when we still had the weekly hand quilting group here.

6 comments:

Mary said...

I like your pin holders. And the WAsiq Quilt you are quilting for Jo, is that Jo in Bellingham?

Piecefulafternoon said...

That's me Mary - LOL. I am so excited to see the quilt in progress - I love Julie's work, she always turns out such beautiful products.

Wow Julie, that diamond quilt is stunning - as usual with all your quilts - can't wait to see it finished. I am impressed that you collected the flower fabrics from all the states - that is quite an undertaking.

Love the little pin holders - I have three pins.

Piecefulafternoon said...

I'm back - that is so impressive about Lisa graduating - but just you wait - just think how it will feel when your baby turns 40! Now that's a reality hit! LOL

Tamra said...

Time flies, eh?

That's an awesome pattern for the 50 states fabrics. Cool!

Jeanne said...
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Jeanne said...

Congrats to Lisa!