Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saturday Quilt Day

Nann, Tracy, Jamie and I sewed for 5 hours on Saturday!! This quilt is for my cousin, Pam. Her daughter, Rae, died in a car accident 2 years ago. Pam brought me all her shirts and PJ pants last summer to make a quilt.
Tracy ironed interfacing on all the back of the shirts. I cut out the pieces and Tracy helped put pieces together for squares. I sewed and sewed, and then Tracy ironed the blocks. Nann took over when Tracy had to leave. I went with 4 blocks and came home with 70!! (At this point I need to take a second and tell Pam to pick herself up off the floor....I know you are in shock to see it finally getting done!)

I'm so glad they helped me....I couldn't have done it without their help. It felt so good to get so much done. I only have to sew 30 more blocks and then put it together and quilt it.

There were some fun T-shirts to use.

Here's Tracy laying out blocks. Mom has a big great room to spread all our machines out and the ironing board. Mom usually keeps her house really warm (HOT)...and it was freezing Saturday. They were out of town and so the heat was down. Such a funny feeling to be cold at her house.

Nann working on a receiving blanket.

This is Jamie's Americana quilt she worked on. Jon and Bekkah took Jack fora few hours so she could sew.


Lavada said...

I envy your mom's room and sister's to help you sew. Love Jamie's quilt.

Sandy Buffington said...

Rae's quilt is such a good idea! I love it!

Nann said...

It was a fun day and much more fun than cleaning and packing boxes! It was fun to see the blocks come together and the little pieces work to make the bigger blocks.

jamie said...

I had a blast! It felt so good to finish that quilt top, I only started it 2 years ago :)

Anonymous said...

C-tell your sisters thanks for helping you. I love you all!!
Pam said...

It looks so good! Don't forget the two small pillows if you have enough fabric!