Monday, May 12, 2008

Quilting With Ethel aka Vicki

We taped it on the floor.

Are you resting, Vicki?

I was actually showing her how to lay a quilt out to get it ready to quilt.....
Like I even knew what I was doing!

We were down at the clubhouse at Loreley in Helen, Ga.
The guys had gone fishing so we were quilting.

This took a lot of safety pins!
This took a lot of safety pins.
How did Granny do it with 3?

Vicki says, "Are my knees suppose to hurt like this"?
I said, "I think so"! We are Lucy & Ethyl!
Lucy & Ethel
Vicki asked me was her knees suppose to hurt like that!!!

She said it already felt like a quilt!
Wonder when she will finish it?

She's already started!
I think she's in her happy place!

This is block #1 of the new quilt along!
Isn't it just beautiful?

I worked on this quilt for my son,
Nathan while we were in Helen Ga.

Yes, we quilted on vacation! I worked on my quilt top that I am doing with Amanda Jean's Quilt along! I only have a little more work to get it done. I also did quilt block #1 on her new quilt along. I think I need to go on vacation again, so I can sew. Several people laughed when I told them I was taking my sewing machine on vacation with me but I enjoyed it so much. It makes me smile. I feel proud. I feel peace. I feel joy.
The other pictures are my best friend Vicki's quilt. It is all hand done. I asked her to bring it on our trip and I would help her get it basted so she could get to quilting on it. I learned to baste with safety pins in my quilt class that I took with My Mom! Vicki probably thought I really knew what I was doing. But a big quilt like that was a little harder than my wall hanging. We were pouring sweat. We had a very nice place to do it though. Our condos have a big clubhouse down on the river and it was great. We had a ball! You all would love Vicki! I am trying to talk her into doing a blog. She is so funny!



JUST A MOM said...

How very pretty I am so glad to see some one else quilting by hand ...

Love Bears All Things said...

I've been wondering: where in the world to block and baste a quilt. I guess the floor was clean. I'm not sure mine would be.
I loved seeing you too on your knees. God bless your friendship. When I bought my new machine, I bought a bag that rolls just so I could transport it. My daughter says I'll need an armed escort if I ever take it out anywhere other than to the quiltshop. She's funny!
Mama Bear

Jen said...

My daughter and husbands grandmother made a quilt last year. The bond they had is forever. Our town is the heart of Quilt City..Paducah Ky....we love it.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I am not good at sewing but I admire those that do! Good job!

Mari said...

Hi Valerie - thanks for stopping over at my blog. I've enjoyed wandering around yours. I love your photo's. The quilt looks great. I've made quilted pillows and a few crib quilts but I don't think I have it in me to do a full size quilt!


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I was so pleased to have you visit. Please come again. I have enjoyed your post. I wish I would have listened when my Mom tried to teach me to quilt. Too bad. Thanks again. connie from Texas

Frieda said...

Thats a pretty quilt and I love the block for the new qal. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Frieda

Alice Grace said...

Great job! Putting those quilting lessons to work! Vicki looks like she is really enjoying her new quilt top, too! Yours is looking great!

Jane Swanson said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your first Quilt Along quilt is amazing~! My mom was also a quilter and taught me everything I own. Enjoying Quilt Along #2 with you!

rainylakechick said...

What a fun vacation! I need to take a week of vacation so I can finish Amanda Jean's first quilt along (I never got past block 4!) and the other two quilts I have in progress!! :)

SweetAnnee said...

AWESOME and so much work

LauraJ said...

Lovely little blog you have here! Quilts and kids! My favorites!!
Thank you for stopping by! I shall be back! :D

Sue said...

Oh I just love to see these pictures of the quilts, the lake, time with family and friends, so precious isn't it?? Your quilt from crazymomquilts is awesome, I still haven't finished putting together mine, working on other projects.

krisintn said...

I could probably do the quilting by hand easier than I could use the sewing machine. I still haven't figured it out! Way to Go Vicki! I think Vicki needs a blog too! I love the comments she leaves me!

Your big quilt brings back to my mind a lady that I met while living in Pampa TX. We all called her Granny. She had a quilters frame set up in her backroom. She quilted entirely by hand too! My grandmother and I used to go over and visit with her. I was probably 10. The 3 of us would sit in the living room, and embroider. She could do it all. I wish I had let her teach me how to quilt.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

The colours on your quilt look really effective - it is always a great feeling when you get it basted and ready to quilt!