Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Finished Machine Quilting My Sister's Quilt

This is my younger sister, Lisa's quilt.  She is just starting quilting and used a Jelly Roll to make this quilt.  The Jelly Roll bundles are very nice for beginning quilters.  They are already cut, lengthwise, so all you need to do is make short cuts or strip them all together and save yourself some time.  Lisa and I are as different as night and day.  She wound up being a single mom/career gal with 3 kids, working 60 to 80 hours to make ends meet.  I was the stay at home mom and 2 kids, but no career, other than my children, married now for 28 years to my nice man, Bob.  I suppose it was a natural that I should be involved in quilting long before my sister, because, frankly, I had the time.  Now my sister is an empty nester and has decided she's tired of bringing so much work home with her.  My mom and I started quilting together many years ago.  She taught me to sew when I was very young, helping me make a Neru shirt in the third grade.  Lisa spent most of her time fighting with my brother, while I happily sat in the middle of the backseat while they lunged at each other.  Lisa has no one at home to fight and quilting is the obsession one can get involved in.  


jovaliquilts said...

Nice quilting on it -- how wonderful to be able to do that for a sister! As someone who took up quilting at an older age, I understand how much that help is appreciated.

dot said...

What a wonderful quilt. Your sister will really like it.

Gina said...

Love the quilt. It may be time to hide your stash from her.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Bobbi said...

Your sister's quilt is pretty - nice quilting job! I love the quilted hearts!

Carin said...

beautiful quilt!


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