Lately, I have been obsessed with my quilting. I have FINISHED a few projects that were really fun & I am happy with how they turned out. I have a reason to have been so driven to get some of the things done. Here he is!
Elder Sam Tobler came home from his mission on the 8th of June! It is wonderful to have him home!
Oh! We also have been busy with family. Grace and Jason and Clark came to visit the day before Sam came home. So, here is a picture of all of the grandchildren!
Solomon (J&T), Jonas (J&MM), Maud (J&T), Megan (E&W), Ruby & Hazel (J&T), Lucy (E&W), Clark (G&J), Everett, Christian & Eden (J&MM)... cute, right?
So, for a few weeks, I have been driven to get a few things done, anticipating losing my sewing room, aka., formerly known as Sam's room. I have taken over the "kid's room". I re-did this wicker chair: the pillows are made from more quilt blocks from 2011 and '12. Elizabeth folded all of my fabric to look really nice on the bookshelf behind the chair.
I also finished my "sampler quilt".
The backing and binding are from "happy-go-lucky" by bonnie & camille for Moda. Love, love the backing.
Have you seen these birds at "The Stitch'in Post"? I made some with fabric that I brought home from Hawaii. Now I need a good stick or 2 and make a mobile.You can find the pattern on line at: www.spoolsewing.com (Mister Blue Bird by Michael Fulkerson.)
Wait! There is more. (I told you my brain was on "fabric")
When my mother in law was here in February, she and I took a class at the "Stitch'in Post. (Highly recommended.) The pattern is a "Carpenter's Star". I had found a large bag of "Farmer John's Mini Market" fat quarters by Paintbrush Studio. Patterns of tiny fruits and vegetables. So cute! We each made one. I finished mine with "Bella" black and "Cherry on Top" in green and red by Keiki for Moda. (Now to finish hers.)
I made this picture larger so you could see the peaches, yellow, red & green peppers, blueberries, cherries, artichokes, red peppers.
I guess I'll go upstairs and finish Liz's square.
(Remember, girls. I have NO small children at home, I don't work outside the home, AND I have been OBSESSED!)