Thursday, May 16, 2013

 Time for the Grand Finale...

I finished these four quilts in time for our family reunion. We'll be meeting in the mountains of West Virginia on Monday.  All of my children will be there- as will all of my parents' children and grandchildren- and  even a couple great-grandchildren. There's over 30 of us, these days.  It'll be good to see everyone and catch up on all the goings-on.  One of my brothers lives in Arizona, the other lives near Chicago and my sister lives in Florida.  My parents live in West Virginia. Get a map out and you'll see it takes a concentrated effort to all convene in the same place at the same time.  And Will and I have two sons in Alabama and one in Massachusetts.  I wonder when some one will move to Montana... just to balance things out.  It better be someone else's kid.  

Audrey's Quilt

Audrey is my sister's only daughter and she's just the sweetest thing. Very musical and kind. She's a college student and I thought the quilt would work well in her dorm room. Even if she does live in Florida...
Caitlin's Quilt
Caitlin is my sister's older daughter-in-law. She is talented and likes bright colors- but isn't too girly.  She's very generous and a hard worker.  My nephew is a self-proclaimed caveman, so I thought he wouldn't mind the hot coral color so much since it's paired with green and gray.

Hannah's Quilt
Hannah is my older brother's only daughter.  She's artistic, intelligent and quite the individual. She rooms with my other niece, Audrey, in college.  Sometimes the two girls will come and spend a week or two with us in the summer, right before school starts, and it's the highlight of the season for me.
Sarah Jane's Quilt

My Mom pieced this quilt for my sister's younger daughter-in-law, Sarah Jane.  She is a very gentle soul.  Quiet but strong.  I dyed the fabrics to match her wedding colors and then cut them into 5" squares for their guests to sign at their wedding.  If you click on the picture, you might be able to see that many of the blocks are signed. I just quilted and bound it for her.

Well, ya know, I gotta go pack- or at least, get some laundry done! You guys have a great week and I'll catch ya on the flip side!  God bless!


Synthia said...

Have a great trip!!!!

Lynn Dykstra said...

that first one is stunning.

Pamela (Peni) Teel said...

What a lot of work you have done ... such a generous daughter/sister/aunt. And you have described the recipients so well. Love you so, mom

Sarah said...

Love them all, of course!