Saturday, October 17, 2009

Two finishes

I have finished two more baby quilts. One is for a friend of my daughters and one for a friend of my daughter in law.


















They will both be here next weekend for our youngest grandson's baptism. I am looking forward to a wonderful family weekend.



















I am working on my scrap blocks and making houses out of them. I think I will call this my Sanity quilt and make it for myself. I have never made myself a quilt. Then this winter I can do the hand quilting. I am varying some of the backgrounds. What do you think? I thought I would do the wonky stars for a border. Do you like my new "design" wall? It is a couple of plastic tablecloths from Target.


















Did you see the interview with Dan Brown last night? I was fascinated with what he had to say about the Free Masons. I bought his book at Sams Club the other day. I was going to wait and read it later on but it sounds so interesting I am going to start it tonight. Anybody read it yet?


















My mother has a young woman with her now. My husband and I visited an assisted living facility the other day. I don't know if that is the best thing for my mother or not. It is so hard to know what to do.

8 comments:

Lurline said...

Oh, you are a busy bee! Great quilts, a reader like I am (late night) - perhaps I have missed your Mother's story so I'm wishing you all the best and God bless!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Helen said...

Hi Nancy, Love the baby quilts. Wonky stars with wonky houses - sounds perfect! and..... a quilt for yourself - a must do for everyone! I did a sampler quilt a few years ago and decided to make one for charity and one for myself whilst I was cutting out and sewing, that way I would have at least ONE quilt to call my own!

Barb said...

Love both quilts, you design wall...I am sure the gal will love the baby quilts...

Never heard of the book before or the Brown Masons

Mrs Moen said...

You make such lovely baby quilts! I'm sure the mothers will be very happy receiving them.

I love your scrappy house blocks and how you have used different fabrics for backgrounds. The stars will make a great border. Good for you finally making a quilt for yourself!

Glad to hear you have found a new caretaker for your mom; it's never easy to know what is best for another person.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love the baby quilts, I see you threw in some carolina blue into that first one. ;)

jovaliquilts said...

Sweet baby quilts -- I'm such a sucker for those. And I love the wonky houses. :)
Haven't read Dan Brown's book, but I will. His others have all been real page turners.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I love the houses and stars! I love everything you are doing with it.

Barb said...

How clever...love how you whacked them.....and we don't mind you doting....they are wonderful children.