Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action


Thursday, December 31, 2009

Daughter's UFO and Mom's Purses

This is a quilt top made from blocks that my First Daughter started making about 10 years ago , when she wanted to try sewing. She made 3 1/2 blocks, and then they sat. Recently the unfinished blocks started calling to me. Maybe it was the bright colors, lightening some cloudy days. I certainly have plenty of UFO's of my own, but I found myself finishing that 1/2 block, and then making 2 more.
Each block starts with a chunk of animal fabric, and then random strips are added crazy quilt style. The piecing was done in a flip and sew style, on a paper backing. You can see the paper being removed in the following picture. This will be sandwiched up with a pieced backing, and quilted, and then given away as a charity quilt. Hopefully, this quilt of many colors will go on to brighten someone else's day.

These next pictures show First and Second Daughters after unwrapping purses made for them by my mother for Christmas. She made 8 in all, for eight granddaughters. Beautiful work as always, with each girl getting fabric that suits her personality, with sparkle, and lots of pockets. They were well received, see the big smiles?

It has just stopped snowing here, but the clouds are still very thick. I'm hoping they will break up, and let us see the Blue Moon this evening. Have a fun and safe New Year's Eve, and a Very Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Meet Weasley

This is Weasley, Ginny's father. Occasionally he lets Ginny lead him in to trouble, but mostly he likes to sleep. We have to be careful, because if he's sleeping, he won't move even if he's about to be stepped on. Sometimes I have to wake him up to be sure he's alive. In this picture, he is about two weeks past his last haircut, so he looks a little scruffy, but you can still admire his beautiful red head.

Weasley is resting on an old quilt that I gave to The Man Of The House for Christmas one year. I suspect it was 1990, but for some reason I did not date this quilt. Nor does the label contain my full name or location. Apparently, I wasn't yet aware of the importance of labeling quilts. Now all of my quilts are marked with name, location, date, and possibly the occasion or reason for making, and the recipient. If I can't remember when or why I made them without a label, no way anyone else will!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Trying Something New

Well, my wonderful daughters have put me on this blogging path, now I have to live up to their expectations!
Since you may be wondering about the title of this blog, I thought I would show you a picture of the usual suspect, and one of her victims. The rabbit is Ginny. The quilt was made in 1990, and luckily is just a toss over you on the couch kind of quilt. When the culprit was discovered, she was covered in little bits of batting, which took a long time to untangle from that beautiful angora fur.

We have had rabbits chew many different things, one preferred game boxes, some preferred books, some adored return cards from magazines. Ginny wants to show that she is a fiber animal in so many ways....Good thing we love her.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


So much for the next post being from the Top Doe herself...this is the other of the Top Doe's daughters...anyway, we just wanted to do this for you, Mom because we know you've been wanting to start a blog for a while now, but kept putting it off because you have to do stuff for us all the time. This is just our way of saying thank you and letting the rest of the world see what an amazing artist you are. Merry Christmas!

The big day is soon....

Christmas will be here tomorrow and there is still so much to do...

above is a picture of the rabbits that eat the quilts, Ginny and Weasley! the quilt
and other art pictures are coming soon, we were a little behind schedual due to school work but hope that mom enjoys this present even as a blog under construction!
the next post should be by the Top Doe herself.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Blog Under Construction

This blog is currently a secret... so, sshhh! It is actually a Christmas present for the Top Doe of the house from her two daughters. Photos of her work should be appearing soon, but help us keep the under wraps 'till December 25th.