I recently made a new quilt for Sarah–a lap quilt for her couch. My plan was to match her gray couch with its lime green pillows. It turned out very nice.
She opened the birthday gift here, then took it home to Houston. It wasn’t long before I received a Snapchat from her that was similar to this photo:
One of the things we both liked most about the quilt was the elephant fabric I’d found to use for the backing, which can be seen below:
I also did some sewing for Chris’ birthday. I was looking for something related to sharks (since he’s been fascinated with them since he was a child). Lo and behold, I found a pattern for a shark pencil pouch, and I decided to give it a try. It turned out great! Here is the link for the free pattern.
I think he was pretty happy with it, but he especially enjoyed lunch out with Mom and the dessert provided by the restaurant.
I recently had the pleasure of delivering one of my quilts to an adorable baby. I enjoyed making this for our friends. The design is called a “Disappearing Nine Patch,” because you start with nine squares sewn together, cut them up, then turn them to create this design.
Here is the new father and daughter! Congratulations Mom and Dad!
Miami–the first stop on a cruise my husband and I took a couple of years ago in honor of our 40th anniversary. I recently discovered that I had never posted about the cruise, so I’ll share the event now in hopes of encouraging some of you to do the same. It was a wonderful cruise!
Sarah joined us in Miami for a few days before Paul and I departed on the ship.
How we loved the beach and all the crazy sights!
We enjoyed cuban sandwiches with plantain chips & mojito aioli. Delicious!
The lobby and pool of our hotel was very inviting.
But what caught my eye was all the hilarious painted fish around town.
My last blog featured a quilt I made for Jeremy and this post from the past featured Chris’ quilt. I also made one for Sarah in 2010 that she absolutely loves. She chose the fabric and it turned out real pretty.
As you can see below, I also figured out a way to make it into a duvet so she can put a comforter inside it. The back side is a soft flannel that makes it extra comfortable.
I love the spirals Virginia Ohr quilted into the top for us.