Friday, May 28, 2010

Quilt Story for the Blogger Quilt Festival

Here is my entry for the quilt blogger festival.

This quilt is special to me because it marked a turning point in my own sewing.
My grandmother taught me to sew and the joy of making quilts. For years, I had been working hard and improving my skills, but it wasn't until the few quilt tops leading up to this one and this quilt that I believe my grandmother was proud of my sewing.
Throughout my apprenticeship with grams, she was part of a hand-quilting network of women in the community. She would tell me about it, but it was this quilt top that she allowed to be hand-quilted by her group.

Here's some photos of the quilt in the frame - with me and grams at the library where she quilted:

And the finished product, with prairie points:

Monday, May 24, 2010

Scraptakular #1, quilted!

I'm loving how this turned out!
Scraptakular #1 just came back from Melear's Fabrics.
They did a super job on this! I love their quilting.
I rolled the backing forward to bind the edge.

My scrap pile's gettin' smaller!