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Friday, October 8, 2010

The Miricles of Facebook... A sweet story.

The wonders of face book. A short story...
When I was a teenager I moved from one parents house to the other... I lived with that parent for 15 months before I escaped and was placed into foster care. (my father liked young a bad way)

During that time I also lived with my step mother, my two half brothers and a step sister.

For years I had no contact with any of them.. like... 25 years... two years ago my father died. (we went to dinner to celebrate) Last year via face book my stepsister contacted me. We have talked a little since then but never REALLY talked... But nice like, so that's OK.

Now fast forward to last week, Becky (the step sister) was looking at some pictures I put on facebook and ask me if I would be willing to make two quilts, one for her Mom (my Step Mother)
and the other for her Daughter Alindsey, well after some thought I agreed... We talked some more and I came up with some design ideas using the colors she said they like... she picked her favorite two.. So this is what I am working on this week.

For Karen, lavenders, and yellow and dark purple for kind of a country feel.

For Alindsey (who is 6) pinks and yellows.. OH and butterflies on each of the dark pink squares and butterflies flying off the edges too!

A close up of Karen's block, yes this is the fabric I am using. I LOVE EQ 7
I simply scan the fabric I want to use for the quilt and get a very accurate idea of how it will look.

And Alindsey's block, notice the butterflies!
Getting ready to cut...
A little note here, I was able to cut Alindseys quilt (it measures 85" x 85") entirely on the GO. (I have not cut Karen's quilt yet) I used the 3.5" strip cutter for the dark yellow and light pink sewed the strips together, then layers them across the strip cutter and cross cut, each block set is very accurate. Again that is what really really impresses me about the Go. The same for the Half Square triangles everything on this block lined up perfectly, to the point that I only used pins once and that was on the final seam, just to hold it together while I got started. These are 12" finished blocks!
And look, it looks exactly like the print out from EQ!

And it got the Poochy stamp of approval! I am almost done with this top, just don't have pictures yet. I have to sew the 12" blocks together, put on the boarders and then the butterflies and it will be ready to quilt. Will be quilting it with the Mariposa panto.

Well that's all for today, don't forget to enter my Giveaway (next post down) for the Go dies or the charm pack. As of this posting I only have 8 the chances of winning are GOOD!

Happy quilting


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Beautiful! It is great that you are getting back in touch with family.

Barb said...

Ginny, I am sorry for the emotional upheavel you have had in your life, my heart goes out to you. I know you didn't want that response. Your quilts are going to be sooooooo wonderful!

Nancy Sue said...

Awesome color choices! You have such a big heart! These quilts are going to be wonderful. Wanted to also comment here so I'm not messing up your giveaway numbers. I was sent to your blog by Micki at Irish Muses (whom I found through the Fall into Fall blog hop). Just wanted to clarify my wack a doodleness!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

SewLindaAnn said...

Wow Ginny. What a personal testament to you. After all those years, it's amazing. I hope you get some real talks and real relationships from this. So lovely of you to make the quilts, they bring people together in such unexpected ways.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I love your ideas for both quilts. I don't have EQ7 but I have heard how wonderful it is to see how a quilt will look.

Alindsey's quilt is looking beautiful.

Silly Poochie!

Millie said...

Ginny, I am so very very sorry for all the trauma you went though as a child. You are so sweet and generous.
I like both quilts. It is so cool how you use the EQ 7 to make the designs of the quilts with the fabrics and all.