I dream of a quilt studio in the woods overlooking a lake or stream, watching birds and wildlife outside my window as music plays quietly over an expensive Bose stereo system. I can stitch away the day with no other responsibilities except to be a wonderful wife and grandma. That’s not likely to happen any time soon, so I’m
content begrudgingly working in my unfinished basement with the beautiful yellow cement block walls. But a design wall would make all the difference, so the Woodworker, being the fabulous husband that he is, helped make THAT dream a reality for Mother’s Day.
If you’ve wondered how to create your own design wall, here’s how we did it, in pictures.
If you leave a comment below, please tell the Woodworker how appreciative of him you are. You can find him during the day at Mosey’s Woodworks in beautiful downtown Flushing.
The quilting is now complete, and all that remains to be done is:
- A hanging sleeve for the back
- Sewing the binding on by machine
- Hand stitching the binding closed with mitered corners
- Washing the quilt (gasp)
- Sewing on the label (still unsure as to who will be making the label)
|Lexington, Michigan May 19, 2012|
Not much quilting was completed over the weekend, as it was beautiful here! We rode the bike to Lake Huron and stared at the water. Gorgeous!
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!
It’s a beautiful day in Michigan… hope your day is just as lovely!
Just a few pictures today to update you on the process of the quilt. The quilting is almost finished!
|Basket by Linda Frihart|
|Flowers by Betty Grant|
|Star by Linda Frihart|
|Pink flower by Andrea Kozoil|
A reminder to all the ladies who have participated in the making of the Obama quilt: If you haven’t yet sent Elizabeth a photo of yourself, please do so ASAP. She is waiting on those. If you don’t remember how to contact her using her email, please use our Yahoo group to get a message to her or to post your photo in your photo album on the site.
We are also looking for someone to make the label for the quilt. If labels are “your thing,” please contact me (Caron) and let me know. An embroidered label would be lovely!
Sorry for my blog absence… I‘ve received lots of emails wondering if I was OK. Other than a little upset tummy on Friday, I have been fine. We had a major storm blow through the State of Michigan , and the area where I live had what some are calling the “Hundred Year Flood.” Schools all through our county (Genesee) were closed Friday, and because of my icky tummy I was up all night watching the lightening and listening to the rain and hail beat on our house.
I took the photo below around the corner from my house. This yard sits next to a small creek, that flooded up hill into the yard almost to the driveway.
I opted to stay home on Friday, catch up on sleep, and work on our quilt. I’ve tried to stay away from the computer as much as possible lately and focus more time on finishing the quilting. The photos below show more completions, but it isn’t finished yet!
More to come! We’re nearing the finish line!