Sunday, July 16, 2006

Stay at home retreat

Mom's Quilt
My UFO

Today, Mom and I particpated in a stay at home retreat on my Stashbuster list.

I finished piecing a top - a UFO. I'd wanted to make some windmill blocks and this was intended to be a quick donation quilt. It sat around for a couple years so it certainly wasn't quick. It's plain looking but it WILL look cuter when it's quilted! I hope.

Mom was working on a quilt for my niece. It's based on a McCall's pattern but I couldn't find the magazine so I drafted it in EQ5. We'd picked out the fabric when I was here last week and I cut it out for her then too. It's looking better than my UFO.

14 comments:

Gail said...

Glad your mom if feeling well enough to sew-her quilt is really nice. Hope she feels more herself soon.

Linda_J said...

Mary, is the one that your mom made in school colors? I think I remember seeing that pattern way back when.

I am sure that any child would enjoy the windmills--very cheerful with the yellows and I know you will do a bang up job quilting them up.

Sweet P said...

I love both of your quilts. Is your mom's a special gift for someone?

quiltpixie said...

Its great to have a quilt retreat -- even at home.

dot said...

Both quitls look gppd. I really like the colors in the top quilt. Nice to have a quilting retreat with your mom.

ForestJane said...

I like them both too!

Blue and yellow combinations are always pretty to me. What's the VT in your Mom's quilt stand for, University of Vermont or someone's initials?

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Mary - it looks like you and your Mom are making good use of your time together! I read on the Stashbuster's list that your Mom's quilt is going off to University this fall - it is a great quilt to show school spirit! Yours is pretty too and I can't wait to see how you are going to quilt it up.

Cheers!

Evelyn

EileenKNY said...

Mary,
Both quilts are beautiful, I like the brightness of the colors. Some child is going to love snuggling under the windmills.
How are you going to quilt it?

Nancy said...

I think your quilt is very nice. So is your Mom's but I think I like yours better. And some lucky child will be thrilled to have it.

Samantha said...

hooray for an at-home retreat! certainly saves on gas ;-) Looks like lots of great things got done!

deputyswife said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the day with your mom. I really like both of the quilts. Can't wait to see them quilted!

cher said...

nice quilts! glad you were able to get so far on them-

Shelina said...

They are both great. I like yours better - especially the colors. Besides, it isn't a competition!

Bonnie said...

I agree with everyone else - both quilts are wonderful. Each is different - but each one will make someone happy.

I like the idea of a stay-at-home retreat. After retirement I hope to treat myself to many stay-at-home retreats.