Sunday, March 10, 2013

Family Sewing Time...

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I love going on vacation to visit my parents and other family just because I enjoy spending time with them.  But as an added bonus, my mom and I generally get to sew together too.  We usually work on the same or similar projects and my most recent trip was no exception.

Because I needed to make another block for my bee's Quilt in a Box swap, I brought it along with me.  My mom recently purchased Monique Dillard's Fit to be Geese ruler and wanted me to show her how to use it, so she decided to make a sample block too.  (Sorry about the bad lighting in the second picture.  The block is much prettier in person!)

My Block for Verna's Box
My Mom's block to try out her new ruler.
After we finished these blocks we got started on a secret project we've been working on for a while.  To date, we've made over 2000 - 2 1/4" HST's.  (It took 4 jelly rolls to get enough.)

A Gazillion HST's.
On this trip, we finally got to start sewing them into blocks!  Yeah!  We made great progress and finished 43 of them while I was there.

We're still not half way done, but we'll each work on them at home and then plan another trip to work on putting them all together.  However, I laid them out to get an idea of how the quilt will look and I'm really liking it so far.  Hopefully the recipient will too! 

Some of the blocks laid out in the pattern.
FYI - the pattern is called 'Magic Triangles' and is in the Strip Therapy 7 book by Brenda Henning.  It's made using a jelly roll (or 4 in our case!)

I don't get to share many pictures of Moses, because her coloring is so dark that she usually doesn't show up very well.  However, the sun was shining and she was actually napping on top of the covers this day and so I managed to get this one.

I hope you're having a blessed day with your family and friends as well!

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 
Philippians 4:8 (NLT)

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