Monday, January 21, 2013

My Mom's wallhanging

Last weekend DD#3 and I went to visit my Mom and Dad in Kelowna.  My Mom showed me this top she had completed.  I had helped her get it all cut on my last visit in the summer.  I think it is beautiful.  All of the fabrics she had picked up on trips to Holland and to Amish country in the USA.  The bright blue sashing I especially love - it reminds my mom of the pillowcases her family used when she lived in Holland as a girl.  She plans to quilt it this week.  Go Mom!!

I take back what I said about handquilting this top being a mistake  :0)   I've been enjoying it very much.  I haven't really planned where the circles go - I just mark them where they fit and keep going.  I've been staying nice and cozy under this quilt in the evenings.  I also work on my Vine quilt in the evenings. Panel #6 is progressing.

I've also been making more blocks for my zigzag quilt.  I've got 40 more blocks made and I'm still loving it! (still playing with the blocks too  :0)
Lori has another quiltalong that started today.  It's so hard to resist joining in - she chooses such great projects!  The doll quilt this time is very sweet. 
Happy Quilting!!


Cheri said...

Well, you have been busy with a nice variety of projects. Your mom did a very cute little quilt. I did't know you had a
Dutch heritage, me too, but it was my grandparents from Holland. I am a 2nd generation. I am tempted by Lori's little doll quilt, it is sweet.
Happy Stitching

Jane in Wales said...

Oh, that top looks really Dutch! How nice! It will look lovely quilted! Your top that is being quilted looks beautiful, and I love the zigzag quilt. Not sure why I didn't find your blog before, but I have started following you now.

Emma said...

Your mum is doing a fantastic job! How was your visit?

Every Stitch said...

Love that hand quilting - the circles look perfectly beautiful! The log cabin blocks are gorgeous - such great colours..
Hilda Every Stitch

Carrie P. said...

your mom's quilt is so sweet. I do like that blue too.
Your quilt looks great so far. it is nice to have a hand quilting project to work on during the winter.

Barb said...

hooray for your mom, what a cute quilt.
Your hand quilted circles look wonderful and I"m glad you are enjoying it.
The zigzag blocks look great - that red is zippy.