Monday, April 19, 2010

Princess Quilts

The last few days, I've been working on a pair of matching quilts for Princess 1 & 2. Their dad built them cute white twin beds, and their mother picked out the flip flop fabric. She bought turquoise sheets for backing and for part of the inside.

Not being a quilter, it took me a while to decide what I wanted to do, and a co-worker who has taken quilting lessons helped me with the final design. It couldn't require too much cutting and matching, because I'm just not that good at it, and confused myself several times on the pieces required for this.

I'm taking them to the lady in our community with a long-arm quilting machine, and she'll quilt them up for me. Then I'll finish the edges once we've made sure they fit the beds, and after we've determined whether we need to add more around the edges or if we need to trim some off.

I still have two pillow shams, assorted throw pillows and a curtain to make before I'm finished. The pillows have to be personalized, but that won't be too much trouble.

I'll be gone for a few days. My friends and I are going to Daytona Beach for a few days. I sure hope it's warmer there than it is here. I'll also get to see my grandson who moved to Orlando in January. His mother wants him for souvenier. I'll be back to work on Monday the 26th.

I hope everyone is looking forward to a good week. Pray for the travelers stuck in all the airports. Love one another.


Marge said...

The quilts should be darling. I love that flip flop fabric! I hope you have a wonderful trip to Daytona. We had a great trip to Grand Forks, just about a world away from Daytona!

Julia said...

What lucky girls, or/uh, princesses!!! Those are really "cool" quilts!!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I hope you have a great time on that vacation.
And that you get lots of hugs from your grandson!

Lisa said...

Oh man those quilts are awesome. Their mother picked out some really cute material for those girls. And I know you are going to do an outstanding job making them filled with LOVE as you always do.
have fun on your trip.

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