Friday, November 7, 2008


Thanks mom for the cute materials and for the fun time putting this together.

The blocks for this are wood and are about 12 inches high. We Mod Podged scrapbook paper on top and embellished them with stickers, ribbons, batting, buttons, glitter, and ornaments.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Ann of Green Gables and Embroidered Bug Quilts

I promised pictures of my finished quilt. Most of the pieces came from fabric from my mom. I only had to buy a little of the material. I cut the fabric last fall and pieces it together over the winter. When my aunt asked about our current project in one of her challenges, I got motivated again to finish the quilt. This quilt was just a project to learn how to do certain things all by myself, and to give me something to do while my baby was napping. I didn't think it would ever be good enough to get a blue ribbon, but my aunt told me I should enter it. She had faith in me. Thanks. She told me I should name my quilt and put a label on the back. I named it "Ann of Green Gables" since that was the book I was listening to while quilting it.

I found the pattern in American Patchwork & Quilting February 2007 edition designed by Nancy Mahoney; she called hers Fine Lines.

This is my family quilt. It is a tradition to make a quilt for each new mother in our family. Each female relative embroiders a quilt block. I love this quilt because of the great memories and people it reminds me of.

These are the ribbons we got at the fair.
The first blue one is for the group quilt, the second one is for my quilt, and the yellow one is my daughter's from the baby show.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Alphabet Ebroidered Quilt

It is a tradition in my family to hand embroider a baby quilt for all the first time mothers. Each block is embroidered by a different member of the family. Every body did such a great job! The blocks are adorable. Since my sister-in-law's baby shower was last Saturday, my other sister-in-law and I worked around the clock to get the quilt ready to present her with it at the shower. The theme my sister-in-law chose was the Alphabet, which suits her because she is a preschool teacher. The quilt turned out so cute. She wanted it to look random. However with so many quilt blocks I joked with her that it is no longer a baby quilt but made to go on a queen sized bed.

Thanks to my aunt for the picture!