Monday, June 18, 2012

Sister's Trip with My Girls

Every year the Girls in our family find a place  to spend a few days together for what we call our "Sister's Trip".
We go somewhere different every year.
This year was San Diego.
Beautiful Weather for Riding Bikes.

We all bring a little
"Sister's Trip Prize"
for each other.
 Usually it is one of our favorite things. Or something new we found and love.
This year I brought a project for my Prize.  

Kelly's reaction is typical of what they thought of this project.
A year ago at a Family Reunion we had a fabric exchange with Amy Butler Fabrics.
 Everyone ended up with 70 - 5 inch squares of about 30 different fabrics.  The challenge was to make a quilt out of the fabrics.  You don't have to use all of them.
I bought background fabric in different colors and they each designed their own quilt.





Look how cute they turned out.

They each started with the same colors

The Background really makes a difference.

They did some trading but they all turned out  fabulous.

I told them I would quilt them for them so I have to get busy.
Joni didn't get to come this year.  She stayed home to take care of her family that had the flu but a I will do a one on one with her to get hers finished.

I was allowed  one Quilt Store and this is the one I picked in San Diego.
Great Store and more fabric that i have ever seen in one store.
Great Time!  

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Jelly Roll Race

Some of our Family got together for a Jelly Roll race on 6-6-12
You sew a Jelly Roll end to end any method you want.
 Some mitered  some sewed them straight me a sister Peg put a 2 1/2 inch square between each strip.
We also made our own Jelly Roll using 40 Red,White and Blue strips.
The 1st one was finish in about an hour.
I had a slow sewing machine. (That's my excuse).
 It is a cute Featherweight.
 It is Cute but slow.
It was great fun.