What's on my design wall?
I am so excited about my new design wall!
Here are two quilts I am working on now~
On the left is a sampler from my mom
On the right is a snowball quilt from Kaffe Fassett's class
I decided to put up two quilts that I have been procrastinating to piece together, UFO's. On the left is the squares my mom Suzanne made in 1982 (she originally told me 1987 but corrected the timeline) at a sampler class. She never finished it and recently I found them when we were cleaning her sewing room and she gave them to me to quilt. I told her I would quilt it and piece it for her. When she gave them to me the beautiful center square did not have anything on the inside and I thought it would look better with her name etc on the inside.
This is the before picture of the center square:
and here it is now after she signed it:
I love how she added the part about me doing the quilting for her!
to see the other squares up close click here for the original post
I picked out my fabric for the sashing for this sampler quilt. It is fabric she found in her stash from the time period of 1980's. I am going to use the floral as my sashing, the pink for the corner stones and the aqua for the binding.
On the right of my design wall is my snowball quilt that I started in April and never finished. It is the quilt I started in Paducah at the AQS in a class I took with Kaffe Fassett. If you want to see pictures of my class with him click here.
Today mom came over for a full sewing day. We were going to sew all day but my mom had something my Aunt wanted so we decided to meet Grier halfway and have lunch with her. Mom had repaired a lamp shade that my Aunt Grier found in the neighbor's trash. It was a gorgeous wrought iron floor lamp and the shade was the only thing wrong with it. It was going to be difficult to replace this shade because it is an unusual mechanics. The shade needed repairing, priming and then covered. We met at one of our favorite stores....Home Goods. Here is a picture of Grier holding the lamp shade my mom repaired for her...
Aunt Grier and her newly covered lamp shade
Auny Grier and my mom Suzanne
Sorry about the picture by the waitress.