September 30 2011
Posted by thequiltinggarden on Friday, September 30th, 2011
We have a daughter, Carlie, who is not into quilting. And of course, as a mother who loves to quilt, I’m always looking for a project related to fabric that I can coax her into trying. A few months ago, I came across Susan Carlson’s work. She had a project in a prior issue of Quilting Arts magazine and has written a couple books. The most recent book is Serendipity Quilts Cutting Loose Fabric Collage. As I flipped through the pages, I kept thinking that I could get Carlie interested in these patterns. Sure enough, when I showed her the book she said yes. Because her taste is so different than mine, I knew she would want more than what my stash could offer her – and you know you can never have enough stash. So we planned a day to go fabric shopping. It was a nice day—fabric shopping and lunch. We made another date to work on the project. That date was Mother’s Day. We spent the entire day together. We sat at the kitchen table and worked on our projects from 11:00 in the morning until 7:00 that night – only stopping for some fuel for our bodies (aka food). Paul, my husband, was in charge of our nutrition. Let me just tell you, he is a wonderful cook – everything from scratch. Remember, this is Mother’s Day. He started the day by making me breakfast—Dutch apple pancakes - Yum Yum! For lunch he made us homemade pizza – it was fabulous. He spent the day in the kitchen with us - not only taking care of us but, he also made us homemade noodles for the dinner. It was fettuccini alfredo with grilled chicken. It was delicious! Needless to say, it was the best Mother’s Day ever.
We finally finished our projects a couple a weeks ago. The pink and black is Carlie’s and the orange and purple is mine. We are deciding what to do with them. Do we each want to keep our own? Or, do we want to keep each others? Or, do I want to keep both of them and hang them in my quilting studio - one above the other?
Carlie is moving to North Carolina next week. Isn’t that way it goes—she has finally taken an interest in quilting and now she’s moving? Stay tune for her next project.
Let your Imagination Bloom!
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