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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A social day with a little playtime......

A niece that I haven't seen for 14 years was visiting our little town yesterday.  We had lunch and visiting time at my sister-in-law's house.  Then my niece came by my house and I had her choose 2 quilts to take home.  It was wonderful seeing her again. 

Last night while watching Castle I chose the 16 pairs of fabric for the 16 patch blocks that will go on each end of this quilt.

Then I cut out 11 pillowcases since I will miss the next 2 sessions of my church sewing circle.  I will go ahead and sew these and cut some more to deliver on Sunday.  A friend donated the Kaffe print for our project and I paired it with some poly/cotton fabrics from the 1980s.  I also cut some more blue jean squares with my Studio die cutter.  I realized I need 4 denim/corduroy/homespun plaid quilts and I had only cut for 3.


13 comments:

Donna said...

I am amazed at how much you get done in a day! Can't wait to see the checkerboard quilt when it's finished - I just love it!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I'm glad you had a nice visit with your niece. Your checkerboard quilt is gorgeous!

Mary said...

This quilt is going to be so pretty.

christijowinter933@yahoo.com said...

You must really like this niece to give her not one, but TWO quilts! Lucky girl!

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

What a lucky girl your niece is! I know she'll treasure her quilts because yours are always so special.

dianen said...

I was wondering if you would like to adopt me as an additional niece??? Lunch and my selection of quilts sounds like a wonderful idea to me!

OK, OK, I didn't really think you'd go for it but it was worth a try.

Have a great day, "Aunt" Wanda!

Stray Stitches said...

How fun to spend some time with your niece that you haven't seen in such a long time. Lucky niece to be taking home two of your wonderful creations.

Anonymous said...

Checker board is delightful to look at. Always a treat to see how your pieces grow.

"Castle" ... is my favorite show . I know you watch others but that one is my favorite. Always makes me smile to learn you watched it too.

The pillow cases really are pretty...Love the autumn colors.

When using your new ruler... Does it leave a residue of microscopic metal on your fabric ? So interesting to learn about this new tool for the sewing room.

J~MT

Needled Mom said...

I just love the colors of the checkerboard quilt. Those are soooo my colors.

Those pillowcases will be wonderful and I know they will be appreciated.

So...what quilts did your niece select?

Sharon M said...

Love the checkerboard. Does your niece like your style? Which ones did she take?

Renée's Country Quilts said...

I am so sure it was very difficult for your niece to pick the two favorites. Your quilts are all so very wonderful. I know I can't pick a favorite..
Renee

Muddling Through said...

Glad you had a good time. I know your niece is really happy to get two of your quilts! I surely would be. The checkerboard is coming along nicely and I like the pairings you made for the pillowcases.

Cathi said...

The checkerboard quilt is fun -- it looks warm and cosy and a quilt that someone will love to curl up with!