Saturday, December 2, 2017

Quilting with my Sister and Other Nonsense!

larger quilt
My quilty sister Cheryl came for a visit yesterday and we had a really nice visit. It was fun and very productive. We always amuse each other and spend a lot of time laughing and joking and making fun of each other - a perfect sister relationship. :)

Lately, we have been testing each other to get into a standing position straight from sitting on the floor. The rules are that we cannot use our hands or rest on or push off the floor with our knees AND we have to do it three times each day. We can do it but trust ain't pretty and it ain't easy....and it is hilarious...and I am laughing writing about it. lol  We can be very silly and ridiculous! :0

Anyway, Cheryl brought these two really cute quilt tops that she wanted to get finished so she could give them as gifts to a couple of her neighbours. Both of these neighbours have a young child and they would really appreciate receiving a quilt. If I remember correctly, the larger of the two was 50" x 70" and the smaller was 45" x 60". These were made using a really fun, jungle print panel.  They really are perfect as an I Spy quilt because there are so many critters within the panel that any child would be occupied for quite some time trying to find them all.
smaller quilt
Cheryl gave each quilt the same treatment - the panto she chose was Shooting Stars by Sue Schmeiden, blue Cansew thread #6325 and a magnaglide bobbin in Hawaiian blue.
back of the larger quilt
We were very frugal and used up some pieces of 80/20 cotton/poly batting that I had hanging around. Cheryl pieced the batting and because the quilts weren't too large she only needed to join two pieces of batting together for each quilt. Now I don't have those pesky pieces of batting - you know the ones that are too small for a quilt but too big to dispose of -  taking up valuable real estate in my sewing/quilting areas. :)


Quilter Kathy said...

I think you should post a photo of how you actually get up off the floor!
I don't think I could do that without hanging onto a chair or getting leg cramps!

Deb A said...

Oh my! That would be a great video to post! So fun and such cute quilts.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I do know about those random pieces of leftover batting. I used THREE of them this week!! Glad that you sister helped diminish your stash of the stuff. Her neighbor quilts are sure to be well received!!

Chantal said...

I love the pieced border on the smaller one. I have to note this for future use. Glad you two had a good time together and managed to get some work done too. Enjoy! ;^)

belarmina said...

Ellen suena divertido,
puedo imaginar juntas a las hermanas.
Como te dije tengo una hermana.
Como dice Kathy queremos ver como te levantas
buen domingo

belarmina said...

Lo siento!! me divierto pensando como te levantas
y no comento que bonitas las colchas,
Un buen regalo