Monday, 4 August 2014

The family that quilts together

The last few weeks have seen a lot of quilty activity in this house. Eleanor, after little interest for the past 18 months, suddenly rediscovered an interest and finished the top of her quilt in a burst, decided to add borders, and pieced a back (from a selection of mostly piggy prints) and is about to start quilting it with me:

James, after an extended break after the rush to finish his quilt for publication, finally got around to adding the borders to his latest creation, which we now need to sandwich and quilt:

He then picked this vibrant combination at Riverlea Quilts on Friday:

We just popped in for a few things - it was way past time to replace my original 24 x 6.5in ruler amongst other things, and I let them both browse. He immediately lit upon the floral (it's for a gift) and I helped him find the butterflies to coordinate.

Meanwhile, I've started piecing with this selection of black and whites. I don't have a deadline on this one yet, and it was fun to get back to some piecing. It's a design I've had waiting for a while, and I'm looking forward to seeing it come together.


Vicki W said...

How cool that they like to quilt with you!

Amy @ Amy's FMQ Adventures said...

What a good mama! My daughter keeps asking when she can sew with me and I keep saying, "Soon, but not now."