Over the past 4 days there has been a flurry of activity in my studio. A quilt top was pieced; but it wasn’t sewn by me!
My parents are out visiting, and my mom prepped a baby quilt to sew while she was here with me. She picked out fabric for a baby quilt using the pattern Windows, which is from my friend Cheryl Brickey’s book, Just One Charm Pack Quilts. The blocks came together really quickly and it was fun to get them all up on the design wall.
With my mom sewing, I was bustling back and forth between the cutting mat to square / trim and the ironing board. Let me tell you, having two quilters working like that can make quick work of piecing a quilt top! Windows came together beautifully and it was a lot of fun to chat with my mom and sew.
We even sat down together and discussed a quilting plan for Windows. Like me, my mom really loves walking foot quilting. After doodling a few options via Procreate, we settled on a plan that will have a line quilted through the center of each “plus” sign (the center of the windows) and then diagonal lines following the seam lines of the one point squares. We also think a light beige thread is probably the right choice for the quilting. Too bad my mom didn’t bring the backing fabric with her, or we probably would be working on the quilting today. I suppose the last day of our visit can be saved for other things (like baking apple crisp using the fresh apples we purchased from the orchard just down the street).
I’m trying to be in the moment during this visit as much as possible, but I’m glad I also thought to take a few photos along the way as well. Having my mom sewing in my studio is a rare treat indeed.
I hope your week is off to a lovely start!