Monday, March 25, 2013

Visit South

I took a bit of time last week to head south in Utah to visit my sister Polly and her family.  It was a great break for me and Mr. Hive.
At Christmas I made Camille's Vintage Holiday quilt.  My sisters and nieces decided they would also make projects using this pattern, too.  So we worked a bit on blocks and planning their projects.  We ended up with 3 blocks completed.  I know that doesn't sound like a lot but choosing fabric and cutting was also accomplished.
My sister Michelle made her fussy cut block #7.  Super cute.
My niece Tricia also is here with fussy cut block #7.  Also fantastic.
And my sister Polly with her block #7.  Darling.  Not pictured is my niece Tricia and the great nephews that were also there and greatly contributed. (not to mention husbands)  The girls all planned some alone sewing in the next few weeks to keep their momentum going forward.  We always have fun sewing together.
Michelle has been working with the rest of us to make Lori's row along quilt. I was so glad she brought her flimsy to show us.  It really is so cute.  Cute enough to make my nieces want to make one, too. Michelle did a great job (better than me!).
This quilt was so fun.  I wish I had brought mine to compare.  Darn.  But it was fun seeing Michelle's.  Now this week I need to finish my row along and add the borders.  Let's see if I can fit that in my busy upcoming week.

Thanks Polly and Ken for letting us come and stay in your lovely home.  It was a wonderful few days.

-nanette

18 comments:

circle r motel said...

The photos are great. I just found my ornaments that I had misplaced. I'm sewing them together but four across because I want mine to be a table topper. I see from "Michelle's" row by row that I have made yet another mistake in my quilt! Dang.... Oh, well. No one will know but me! Glad you had a great time!

Nedra said...

I'm so glad to know you still make trips to St. G for family get togethers and quilting. Perfect weather right now. And tell Michelle I say "good job!" on her Row Quilt. How fun that she has been playing along.

Lynn said...

I love your vintage holiday quilt and the other blocks are fantastic. Wonderful Row quilt, you all are a talented bunch. Darn, I need some sisters and nieces that sew. What fun I'd have.

Cheryl said...

I always love seeing your family sewing posts. So fun to be able to share quilting with your family, and your love of family is evident! Love all their blocks. Your sister did a great job on the row quilt. I so wished I had followed along, but someday I will get to it!

Muddling Through said...

How nice it must be to have sisters and nieces who enjoy the same things you do! Glad you had a good time.

Thimbleanna said...

I Love that you and your family quilt together Nanette. It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

A family that quilts together, how wonderful!

circle r motel said...

Everyone is jealous of your wonderful nieces and sisters that quilt with you. It's a wonderful tradition to pass on. My mom taught my sister-in-law to quilt and sew in general. She learned at 45. It's never too late!

pratima said...

It is wonderful that you had a short vacation, creating beautiful quilts and memories with your family! Sweet blocks and a very pretty row by row quilt!

jan said...

Love the blocks and your sisters quilt! Glad you had a good time!

Carrie P. said...

cute blocks and congrats to Michelle for keeping up on the rows.

KaHolly said...

Oh, what fun!! I loved everything.

Rogers Family said...

OH I really love that quilt. It gives me the feel of an old time country quilt. I am going to have to get me some material sense I do not have any ( have to start over with my supplies sense it was all stolen while we were moving. It was packed and ready to go) and get my mom's sewing machine from her if she is not using it or needs it for a bit LOL. Might even use some of the blocks to make me some valances for my window in the kitchen and sewing / Hobby room.

Sandi said...

I love your Christmas quilt. I'm a little behind these days, so is it your design or is it a tutorial from another blog? Michelle's row quilt is gorgeous!! Someday..........

Lori Holt said...

You're back!...YaY!
It looks like sew much fun Nanette...I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall:)
What a good idea to do the ornaments quilt together.
Tell Michelle that her row quilt is awesome!!!

Cynthia said...

What fun to see your cute sisters! I love the fact that you quilt with them! I love seeing your row along! I still have two more rows to catch up!

Debbie M said...

how fun! It sounds like it was a very fun day! You are lucky to have sisters that enjoy what you do!

Kelli said...

All the row-alongs I've seen so far are so cute! Love seeing all the block photos, and Lizzie is such a doll in the previous post! xoxo