Friday, August 24, 2012

Fifth Grade!

Phew! We made it through the first week of Fifth Grade!
I still find it hard to believe that my baby is this big now.
Where does the time go?

First day of Fifth Grade

Nathan's favorite new shirt

So, five days down....175 to go!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Finish!

Quilt for Aunt Lois by Mama Said Sew - Christy

Late last year, I found out that my Uncle wanted me to make a quilt for my Aunt. Of course I said I would do it!
 I didn't have much help in deciding which colors to use, or what size to make it. I hoped that whatever I chose, she would like it.
 So, I pulled all my quilting books off the shelf and started thumbing through them. I finally decided on Modern Maze from Amy Ellis's book Modern Basics.  I chose fabrics similar to those that Amy used in the original. I used the cream colored fabric with the green Dogwoods for the backing. The finished size is approximately 60"x84".
I finished this quilt and gave it to my Aunt last month. She loved it! And I really enjoyed making it for her. It was truly a labor of love.