Thursday, September 21, 2006

A Quilting Friend and a Tranquil Day


This week I went to visit my friend, Karleen. I always enjoy visiting with her, and especially like going to her house. She is always an inspiration to me! She always has a sewing or knitting project in progress, loves to decorate and bake, and is efficient and organized. To me, she is the quintessential homemaker!

On this visit, we talked about quilting and she showed me her quilts in process. My experience as a participant in the embroidered tea towel swap group inspired her to look for a similar group that exchanged quilt blocks. She's been busy stitching them ever since! The quilt photos I'm sharing today are of her Americana Quilt in process. Each swap partner chose their own design, using red, white, and blue for the colors. They created 12 blocks and sent them to the organizer of the group who then repackaged them into unique sets and then forwarded them on. Karleen added navy borders and edging which provided unity and tied everything together very well. She is now preparing to back and quilt this top.

It's beautiful, Karleen! And Chalupa looks comfy and cozy as the prop! Thanks for sharing your day with me. It was fun!

1 comment:

  1. The pictures turned out great, that was a fun afternoon together. You are very gracious with your comments! What a great teacher you are...remember the first quilt you helped me with...what a disaster! Thanks for being my friend.

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