Left to right: Jamie, Whitney and Laurie. This was taken at Natalie's shower on Saturday. Between now and Halloween 5 of my 8 kids have birthdays. Ridiculous. I know. But today is Jamie's day. Jamie is not a quilter and I really don't see that in her future. Ever. She's a sporty girl (remember the Eagles quilt from her graduation) and she LOVES basketball shoes. But she's got a little creative side so she likes to paint her basketball shoes.
I think she really does a good job. Jamie uses these leather paints and I'm all for anything crafty. I just don't see a custom paint job on my feet anytime soon.
The rest of this post about the showers for Whitney and Natalie. And most of them were taken by Laurie (see above). Her perspective is a little different than mine. I usually think "what would look good on the blog" like center pieces, decorations, etc. I guess next time I'll have to do less visiting and more photography myself.
My daughter Whitney's baby is due October 19. Her in-laws had a shower for her a couple weeks ago outside in their beautiful yard. And Whitney got some really fabulous things to start out her new little life as a soon-to-be mommy.
I gave Whitney one of my sample "All Dressed Up" quilts.
And one of my tumbler bow quilts I had made a while ago. I think she can make a good start with these two and we'll work on other quilts later. Last Saturday was Natalie's bridal shower at her Aunt Lorraine's house given by her grandmother and 3 aunts. Again, sorry I didn't get all the cute decorations and fun stuff in the pictures. Everything was so lovely and all decorated with cowboy theme to go with the wedding.
Lorraine is a fabulous quilter. I told Laurie several times to make sure that Lorraine's quilts were photographed. So at least I have something fun to show you. This is one of the lovely Lori Holt quilts that Lorraine has made.
I love this orange quilt and the fall Bunny Hill pumpkin quilt, too. Someday I'll make that quilt.
Eek. Really bad photo. But this was the only photo of the tied quilt that was up for us to work on for Natalie. The quilt is super cute. When it is bound I'll show it again. The underside is darling cowboy fabric and I love the patchwork flannel on top. I made Natalie an engagement quilt and had it bound just in time (the night before the shower). The back is denim and was quilted in a sunflower pattern. Sunflowers are her main wedding flower.I used a whole cloth approach with Jennifer Paganelli fabric. I really love this hexagon from her "Dance with Me" Sis Boom line. It was too pretty to cut up and represents the colorful approach that will be taken to the wedding.
I thought it would be a fun camping quilt for the newlyweds.
I don't really have time to proof this post so I hope this all makes sense. If not, oh well. Thanks for your sweet kind words, always. Wonderful women read my blog and understand.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMIE!