Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Perfect Day!

Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving and we had such a great day. Of course, it was very busy filled with food preparation, cooking and eating but also with fun time spent with our adult children. While my husband was looking after the turkey, Adam and Eric spent time playing a table top strategy game, called Warhammer, and Anna (Adam's partner) and I spent time looking for a quilt design to make a wall hanging for their bedroom. After dinner we played board games. Perfect!

Adam and Anna had been talking about getting a piece of art for their wall when Adam suggested to Anna that I make a quilt instead. That suggestion by my son made my heart sing and, of course, I would be very happy to make them a wall hanging. :)

Anna came prepared with an idea of what she wanted and she called it a mandala. I had never heard of such a thing but she showed me some photos of ideas that she liked and then we went looking through my magazines for a pattern. Luckily we found something that would work for her and me  -  many of the mandala designs are very complicated. Once the design was chosen we got started with fabric selection.

We think we have the fabric figured out but as you know, changes can and do happen! At this point, there is going to be some white fabric added to the mix and a peach coloured fabric is also a possibility.

Anna has never done any quilting activity before so this was a brand new experience for her. I put her to work and she traced all of the templates for the block design onto template plastic and I cut them out. Anna used the templates to trace the center pieces for the block onto the fabric and cut them out using the rotary cutter for the first time. The rest is now up to me!

It was the best day and my heart is filled to the brim!


Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

So happy you had a nice Thanksgiving. It must have been lovely to have Anna in your sewing room going through all your beautiful fabric.

Love sis

belarmina said...

Ellen suena que un dia divertido para todos.
me alegra.los mandalas son muy bonitas hay trabajos preciosos
el tuyo sera fantastico seguro

canuckquilter said...

Sounds like a lovely day. Perhaps Anna will catch the quilting bug?

Deb A said...

Love that your son suggested a quilt! Very neat that Anna got to help with the process... you might get another quilting buddy out of this! Love that purple print in the photo.

KaHolly said...

And you didn't think he was paying attention!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Wow what a compliment and how neat that you worked on it together! Sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving!