Saturday, May 16, 2009

Finally Quilting!!!

Last weekend we FINALLY began working on KayLi's 100 Good Wishes Quilt. My friends T.J. & Donna Sue came to my rescue and they are amazing!!! I have no clue what I'm doing in the picture above but they guided me through. I actually learned enough to feel useful. And they taught me really cool phrases like "quarter inch seem allowance" and "fat quarter."

All Donna Sue needs are little birds tying ribbons in her hair!!!

T.J. was so patient with the little details! I still can't figure out how she cut all the little green corner squares. I would have had a full blown melt down!

I had no idea there was so much ironing involved in quilting. It's making me reevaluate whether or not this will be a hobby I pursue in the future. At one point I was actually teasing that the next adoption would have to be from a country without 100 Good Wishes Quilts :0)

My mom and friend Priscilla were awesome, too. Since we meet at our church to quilt, they came over and took advantage of the kitchen and cooked dinner for our families. Believe it or not this really is the best of three pictures my husband took of them cooking. Sorry mom...the lasagna was wonderful!!!!

We still have far to go but here's a little sneak peak at what it will look like...someday :0) It was so fun to work on this with all of you! The whole idea of living in a commune has always sounded nice to me. If it's anything like this day was, I would love it!


Cheri said...

I see you were following my blog! I wish I had my 100 quilt squares, but not yet! I look forward to seeing what your quilt looks like when done! I am also glad to know you know how I feel in this long wait! God Bless.

WilxFamily said...

How fun!! What a blessing your family and friends's so evident from all your posts. The quilt is looking beautiful to boot!

So what is a 100 wishes quilt? It sounds wonderful.

Kimi said... really have some great friends and family helping you complete KayLi's quilt. It is going to be BEAUTIFUL!


Traci said...

How much fun! Sounds like you all had a great time! I can't wait to see the quilt! I know it's going to be beautiful!
BTW: I LOVE, absolutely LOVE the new pics you shared with me! Especially the one with the precious little smile!