Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The days fly by....

And a lot of them! Since Valentines day, our family took a trip to Milwaukee to visit some friends. We stayed at a water park hotel downtown - Hilton. If you are heading to Milwaukee with younger kids, this place is worth it. The water park was small, but perfect for kids 10 and under. Good breakfast and comfy beds. And the Milwaukee Children's Museum -- very nice. So here are a few snapshots from the trip.

So this the point where I run and get the camera. Umm...only photos of Stuart's trip so San Fran on there...so I search my computer no photos of Milwaukee to be found. Uggg...disappeared. Poof.

So maybe some sewing photos then! (even though photos of the kiddos are much more exiting!)

So (just cause I wanted to say that AGAIN!) Hailey picked out some fabric awhile ago...awhile like last summer. In Hailey style - bright pink purple colors WOW! I found a pattern for a 9 patch Quilt and thought it would be simple enough for a beginner. And it was. Quilting is very intimidating though. Sewing the top is no problem, actually quilting -- now that takes practice. One of my favorite quilting blogs had a tutorial on stippling the quilt and then adding a fleece backing. Which had an added bonus of covering up any tension issued that my have resulted in not so pretty stitching on the back side of the quilt...not that mine had any of that! And this quilt is COMFY! Now I just need to add the binding and it will be ready to snuggle with. This will not win a blue ribbon at the county fair, but an excellent first try - if I do say so myself.


(Hey look close -- photo of the kids...only, it is last years school photo!)

I have also completed two dresses, but my model is sleeping -- and it is better that way! So you will have to wait.....

2 comments:

shawnag said...

SO beautiful Anne! You did an amazing job.

susieknits said...

love this quilt! it's tricky to make them snuggley too. how does she like it?