Emma had been told by her mother that because of my surgery I wouldn't be making her a graduation quilt. I'm not sure she bought that line, but she did seem happy and surprised with her gift.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
My latest quilt
The day after Christmas I took my sister Jan and niece Emma to Cabbage Rose Quilting. It is absolutely my favorite quilt shop...too bad it is 250+ miles away! Emma fell in love with this quilt made from Amy Butler fabrics. I decided that I would make it for her high school graduation present. They told me that a kit would be available soon. I went back when we were in Fort Worth in March, but alas, no kit. No pattern either. They were kind enough to help me figure out how many fabrics I would need and I sketched out the pattern. I quickly got it pieced before my surgery, not knowing how long I would be unable to use my sewing machine, and sent it off to be quilted. (My friend Sue has hooked me up with a quilter in Arkansas who machine quilts in half the time and for half the price of what I have found locally...just have to pay postage.) I hadn't anticipated that Emma's graduation would be so early. It was last Thursday evening, in Lawton, Oklahoma. I was getting ready to drive up to my mom's (near Fort Worth) on Wednesday, and then to drive her up to Lawton on Thursday. I was literally packing up the car, when the mail arrived, and there was Emma's quilt. I had the binding ready to go, so machine sewed it on at home and took it with me. I hand sewed the binding on Wednesday night...I always have functioned best under pressure! I even remembered to take a photo of it.