I got the binding on these two last night, ready to send to my DIL but they are traveling over the Labor Day holiday, out of the country so I will wait until they get back. The first one is for their friends that are avid sports fans.
I know I have shown the second one before but I am just so crazy about it I had to show you the finished product.
I have seen a couple of quilts lately don't in the rail fence pattern and I was intrigued. It is simple as you know but I had never used it before. I was fascinated with what you could do with the colors. This is on my design wall. I just love the way I was able to arrange the orange and purple. I actually planned to include blue and green but this old math teacher forgot that 3 X 6 = 18. I cut three 2 1/2 inch strips of each color and sewed three together and then cut 6 1/2 inch blocks. I got 6 blocks out of every width. I should have only cut 2 widths of each color but oh well.
This is the back.
Here are my two boys! They are really busy.
How long before this little one crawls? NOT LONG! And then won't Nana be busy.
One of my very favorite bloggers Finn over at Pieces from My Scrapbag blogged about September being a time to remember. We had a good summer of ups and downs. I am still dealing with my mother at home with full time help. She has good days and bad days and it seems like no matter what you do it isn't enough. I have learned not to try to make her happy and that makes me sad because I would so like for her to be happy. I try to concentrate on other things. I try to take food when I can and take the boys a couple of times a week. I somehow thought when you got older life would get a little easier. I am not complaining at all. We are so fortunate in many ways. I know so many that are out of work. It is hard to get laid off when you are retired. I try to look at the good things in life and there are a lot. For example the blogging community!!