Sunday, October 7, 2012

THANKSGIVING

As I've mentioned in a previous post, we have members in our Moda club ranging in age from 18 to 90+. The youngest is my daughter Carli. Back in March, she was on spring break, and needed something to keep her busy.  She fell in love with Modern Affair by Pat Bravo, when it came into the shop, and asked me if she could make a quilt for herself.  Why yes indeed! This is her first quilt, other than a raggy quilt when she was about 10.



(I think the pink/orange fabric may be a Kaffe Fassett ) She did all the cutting and piecing herself.  During the construction of it, she decided to make it longer which meant she didn't have enough length for her border fabric. I showed her how to cut it so the pattern matches and she did a great job. You can't even tell where the join is : ) Pretty great for a first quilt I'd say.



It still needs it's binding, but that might take some "encouragement". I love doing binding so I may end up doing it.


The quilting is an allover free motion design of her choosing.


I think she may have caught the bug because she's now finished her second top! I'm not sure if there's room in my budget for two quilters........

Thanksgiving is always a time to reflect on how blessed we are. 

I am thankful for ,

-God's grace
-family
-health
-a son who will come to the park to take pictures of a quilt with his Mother  : )

Happy day to you.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful quilt Carli....great job! Thanks for posting. Carla. Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours.
Betty

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Your daughter did a great job. Nice colors.

Hilachas said...

Sounds like you're having a Thanksgiving. Your daughter's quilt is lovely. She's lucky to have you to guide her.

Katja said...

Wonderful Carli!!
And yes, so many things to be thankful for!
Our turkey day is tomorrow and my mouth is watering already.
:)

Carla said...

How fun that your daughter is becoming a quilter, Carla! It is such a pretty one...great job!

quiltmania said...

A wonderful quilt Carli, you did a great job!

Karen said...

It is so lovely to see your daughter following in your footsteps.
It's a lovely quilt. Great fabrics and quilting.
Well done!

isa13 said...

Congratulations to Carli, she has made a great quilt, and to you too because you are a great teacher.
Happy quilting.
Hugs from France

Teje Karjalainen said...

That's so beautiful quilt and great work! The best is to share the quilting with your daughter! She is lucky to have a mom to teach! x Teje

Anita MW said...

Go Carli! What a beauty to start with! Well Done!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Peg said...

How fabulous for a mom and daughter to enjoy a hobby together! Beautiful quilt Carli!

Anonymous said...

Carli, what a beautiful quilt. Mom you must b so proud.Keep quilting Carli.
Sylvia J

Cindy Sharp said...

Fantastic!

April said...

so sweet!! She did a wonderful job! She's a natural. You could always open an online shop. Her freemotion quilting is so pretty; she's got talent!! -jApril@Little Mama Hen

vintage grey said...

She did such a beautiful job!! Love the pretty prints! xo Heather

**nicke... said...

and i am thankful for you! xo

Angie said...

Totally totally awesome quilt---great job!

lalinsocal.com said...

What a truly nicely done job, from the fabric selection to the fussy cutting, just beautiful! Your daughter has a lot to be proud of and props to your son for hanging out with mum!

Heather D. said...

Wow, that's great!! And she's now finished her second top. Incredible.

Now how is it that I've never clued in before that you're in Kamloops??? Another BC girl here.

Happy belated Thanksgiving!

Keitha Amdam said...

Beautiful quilt! She did such a great job! LOOOOVE the colors :)