Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Maggie and Anna, Milliners

Isn't this a gorgeous quilt?! Maggie made it this week. I am just so surprised! I knew Maggie and Anna had been spending a lot of time in my sewing room but I had no idea what they were doing. Anna cut out the pieces and Maggie sewed them. Here's a closeup of the fabrics:
I would never have chosen these fabrics to go together, but now that I see it, I love it! Maggie made the top 64x88" to fit on a twin size bed. I think we will put this top on my frame and handstitch it. I think!

Anna was also busy cutting out a Christmas quilt kit to sell on eBay. This will be her fourth kit to sell. It took Anna 3-4 years to perfect her cutting techniques and now there's no stopping her! If you'd like to buy this kit, we sell our Churn Dash kits for $10 plus shipping (9 oz from 20659). No shipping if you are local.

The Bible doesn't have anything to say about quilting, but I know that God has a great appreciation of colors (and needlework!) because in Exodus 26:36 when He is giving the requirements for building the Altar, He says, "And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework." Can you imagine how beautiful those colors must have looked?

The end of quilting season is getting closer and our thoughts are turning towards gardening. I hope my quilting friends had an enjoyable quilting season. Of course, most of us will carry a few quilting projects on into the summer :-)

Many blessings ~ Kathie

PS ~ Forgot to explain about the Milliner part. Milliner means hat maker, but during the wild west days of our country (only 150 years ago!) a milliner was a general seamstress who sewed anything and everything. A typical milliner's shingle read, "Mrs. John Doe, Milliner." That's my history lesson for the day!

1 comment:

taralynn819 said...

Wow, you've taught those girls well! What beautiful work! I was a flop in the sewing unit for home-ec, even though my own mother made clothes and cross-stitched till her fingers hurt! :)