I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! My husband and our 2 daughters took me out for a Mother's Day buffet dinner after church. I was so excited when they gave me two charms for my Pandora's bracelet that my husband started for me on Valentine's day. The two new ones are the teacup and the little ghost. I know...ghost, but I just love it and my hubby knew it was one of my favorites. We did a little shopping and then looked for a prom dress for Courtney's senior prom. Kelsie had her junior prom this past Saturday and she looked beautiful. Hopefully I can post a picture soon. I think she might have to ok the right one...you know how that is!!!
Here is my bracelet so far. The heart was for Valentine's Day, the egg for Easter, the Mickey Mouse isn't Pandora, but is was a great treasure from our trip to Disney and the two new ones are on the left. Sorry the picture is blurry. I also started these bracelets for the girls for Christmas. They are great for special memories and holidays.
A few months ago, I had posted about Courtney's senior project. Each student has to pick a topic and then expand their knowledge on the subject. It is a major requirement for graduation. It consists of an 8-10 page paper, journal, 15 hours with a mentor from the community and a physical project. Well, Courtney surprised me with her topic last year. She wanted to sew a quilt!! What??? She is the daughter that has no interest in anything to do with sewing. She picked the Underground Railroad Quilt because of the history behind it and there is so much information to write about.space
It's been a long process, but the top is finished. She did a great job!! All she has to do is layer it and tie it. No time for quilting because it's due in 9 days!
I'm sorry to say that this experience has not turned her over to our side. She thinks it's a long process. She mentioned once that she can't believe she has to put all these little pieces back together..."it's going to take me forever".
She's my, wants it done yesterday, child. She stuck with it though...mistakes and all. The biggest laughs were when she was rotary cutting. She could not get the hang of it in the beginning. Let's just say the pieces were a little wavy. She did come a long way though. She started this whole project with not one bit of experience with anything. She has never sat at a sewing machine or used a rotary cutter in her life. I am very proud of her and the finished top.
Below is the top made with all reproduction fabrics from that period. It finished at 58"x58". It's a little wrinkled, because she had to carry to school to show her advisor.
Maybe all of you can be her mentor for this last part. I've only tied one other quilt before and it was an easy one with just squares and rectangles. Where should she tie in each of the blocks? She is going to do each cornerstone, but what about the sashing. Each block is 12", so how many ties per block?
Thanks so much for any advice you can offer.
Have a great day,