Sunday, September 6, 2009

Doesn't feel like Sunday

So this in the first quilt I ever made. I have a list of everything I want to learn, do or experience before I die. I had a bucket list before it was cool-- before the movie. So one day I looked at the list and decided it was time to learn how to make a quilt. So I called the nearest quilt shop and signed up for the beginning quilting class. Of course, I brought Ama along. Above is the final product of the 8 week class. It's all Laura Ashley "Old Lady" florals that I love. Ama never finished hers. It was a burden to her, a monkey on her back, a nagging feeling that her life was incomplete. So today while she is here visiting, we broke out the half finished quilt and completed 3 more blocks. Hopefully when she goes home tomorrow she will have her version of my finished quilt done.

So one by one we covered all of my Laura Asley-ish blocks with her burgundy and green earthy toned blocks. It is coming together nicely and its so much more fun to have help. The attic windows is my favorite block.
I think it will be pretty when it's done. Ama is in the process of buying a new house, all on her own. That's so awesome! How amazing would it be to find your independence at her age and buy a house. I am so proud of her. This is the perfect house warming gift to herself.

On a side note, the itty bitty egg in the picture had an itty bitty yolk. So cute!


  1. Lovely quilt...and I adore itty bitty eggs! Kim

  2. Very nice quilt. I wish my first quilting attempt had turned out even a bit that lovely!