Natalie and her husband Justin like to camp and like to go to the desert. When they were on vacation in Arizona, a while back, she was struck by the colors and the shapes of cacti. I think she cut out nearly 1000 (not kidding) cactus in all different colors. I believe she has 5 cactus quilts planned, but she could do so many more with all she has cut out. Natalie has her own style and I like that. She likes vintage but modern, too. Above are 2 baby quilts she recently made for friends. (I wish they were for her!)
Monday when we both had time off work, I helped her get these 2 quilts finished. She hand appliqued the cacti and sewed the blocks together. Then I machine quilted them.
I sewed the binding on for her and then she hand stitched it. I think the baby quilts turned out so cool. She wanted straight stitch quilting to enhance the modern feel to the quilt.
I'm really proud she likes to make quilts. I'm glad I could hand down some of the skills my mother taught me.