Sunday, July 20, 2008

Aarrggh!

I dropped my camera. How stupid is that? It still works but the pixel "juice" has disappeared from about a quarter of the display so trying to line up a photo is tricky. Thank goodness for Picasa and cropping features!

Here is the promised photo of my girl and the wheelchair lap quilt we finished. I think she looks pretty pleased with herself and she should be!


This was a great project for us. She really enjoys using my little Janome that I drag around to quilt gatherings and classes. I put the walking foot on Jenny and she did all of the straight line quilting. I FM'd the border with her directions that she wanted the "wiggly lines that Mrs. N did on her quilt". We used a variegated Star brand cotton thread for the quilting. (The quilt still shows the line markings so please ignore them!!)

Em's Momma wants to start sewing again so I think the next time they come to visit, I will help her get started on something small that she can easily finish in a weekend. I think that just getting something done, no matter how small, is rewarding and exciting...especially for a new quilter.

Bringing them over to the "quilty side" one family member at a time...

13 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS to your granddaughter for a job well done! She has every right to be smiling, she did you good Grandma! Yep I agree a small project completed is much more encouraging then a big project that becomes a UFO, the UFOs *nag* the heck out of a person! As for the dropped camera, this would explain why every picture that I took on the balcony of the cruise ship I did with the strap around my wrist ;>) !! Sorry that the camera hit the floor for you, but the picture still looks good!

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  2. That smile is priceless. What a good grandmother you are!

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  3. That smile is priceless. What a good grandmother you are!

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  4. Sounds like you two had a fun week with lots of girly stuff going on. What a cutie - she's going to break some hearts in a few years. Great job on the quilt!

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  5. The quilt looks fantastic, and your 'baby girl' looks so pleased, as she should. Good job! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. She did a great job on the "fence rail" it looks like. It's always great to bring in a young person to quilting. Good for you and yours.

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  7. Two beauties...granddaughter and the quilt...I know you are quite proud of her accomplishing such a project. Making those memories, right?

    Have a fun week.

    Amelia

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  8. very cute! she did a great job

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  9. She did an awesome job! You're amazing to help her get her start in quilting. It only takes a small project to get someone hooked for life!

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  10. You are reminding me of one of my bee mates--her nickname is "the virus" because just about everyone she comes in contact with gets bitten by the quilting bug and is hopelessly hooked! She's how I got started with quilting!

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  11. Hooray! What a great quilt grandma and Emma!

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  12. Good job! I love it...the Quilty Side. I'm going to use that. She has a beautiful smile and she looks so pleased with herself. Good for you Grammy! Hugs, Linda

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  13. Hi Suzan,

    I love the colors in that quilt. Thanks for showing. Em is a beauty!

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