Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday Night Sew In At The Sparta Hilton

Don't laugh. I was out of masking tape and had to use priority tape.

(shhhh!!! Don't tell the Post Office) lol
I sandwiched this together at home and basted it with basting spray!

Then we came to the Sparta Hilton (hunting cabin) and I laid it on my bed
just like Granny used to do.

Then I rolled it up just like Granny taught me!

I got my little featherweight sewing machine out
and fixed my chair to lay my rolled quilt on just like Granny showed me.
I remember pulling that little chair in for Granny so many times.

I haven't brought my Singer 401 A to the Sparta yet.
But I will, because this little jewel can't handle what I need to do.
It is good for piecing but to quilt a big king size quilt is hard.

I loved sewing on this quilt though.
Right before Granny left us....."Sweet Hunter"
asked me to get Granny to make this quilt for him.
You may remember.....I asked him why didn't he want me to do it and he said,
"I would like to see it in my lifetime!!!"  I will never ever forget that!

So I am finally working on it, thanks to the encouragement
 of Heidi and Bobbi as they host the Friday Night Sew In!

I am just a beginner so this quilt will be done just like Granny used to do.
Simple. That way I will get it done. 
My goal is to let this be a Christmas present for my "Sweet Hunter".
(sssshhhh! Don't tell him....he doesn't get on a computer unless I show him something
so I don't have to worry about him seeing it)

I worked on this while "Sweet Hunter" was out hunting.
I had supper waiting when he got in and had this all put up by the time he came in.

He saw the little feather weight out and asked me what I was sewing.
I told him that I was just playing around with it.
Then I got back to crocheting my dish cloths.
I want this to be a surprise for Christmas.
This is not a fancy quilt but it is a quilt that he asked for.
A deer quilt for the Sparta Hilton!
Every time I sew, I remember Granny's favorite Bible verse.
I will never forget her holding her little heart and telling me that it will be in her heart forever.

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me".
Philippians 4:13

You have got to go check out what my Sweet Mother is working on for the FNSI!!!
So Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Val, how sweet - both wanting to finish the quilt for your hubby and for doing it just the way Granny did! This Christmas will be different for you and your family, but not bad, just a little different. Bless you!

PS - I've been crocheting dish cloths too, such a great thing to do when I'm waiting for my Mama or we are out riding in the country!

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt and it is perfect for the SH! I remember Granny and this Bible verse and whenever I see it when I am out and about, I always think of her. Enjoy your time at the relaxing cabin.

Amelia said...

My favorite bible verse is this also.

You are putting to use what Granny taught you...she would be so happy!

Alice Grace said...

Looks like you are having fun with this one! He will love it!

Needled Mom said...

It is going to be perfect for your bed at the SH!!!! I hope that is not your only deer this year (wink).

I love what your mom has been working on. SOOOO cute - especially the red and black.

caknitter said...

The quilt is perfect for the Sparta Hilton and for "Sweet Hunter". He's going to love it.

Granny J said...

That quilt is going to be perfect for the Sparta Hilton. I need to figure out how to position the chair to hold the quilt. I'm having a terrible time with this queen size top and I'm still sewing those darned little squares together. lol

Libby said...

That will be a great quilt for your husband! He will love it and Granny will be smiling too!
Merry Christmas!

Pat said...

Your hubby will be surprised AND thrilled. And I know Granny is SO proud of you for getting back to quilting...and doing things just the way she taught you to do them, too!!!

Patty Sumner said...

I think what your are edoing is great! I know your husband will love this and appreciate what you have done. It is not always about things being fancy or detailed. It is about the love that is poured into them. I love the way your always remind us of your sweet Granny. Blessings!

Connie said...

Perfect quilt for the sparta hilton and hubby will love it. Your sweet granny would be so proud of you!Have a Bless night!

Allie said...

Priority tape - how appropriate for a Christmas quilt this close to Christmas!!!!! Val he will just love it, and I know Granny is smiling down on you as you work on it. It's just beautiful!

Love Bears All Things said...

Sandwiching a quilt is the most difficult part for me...I never know where to do it...Don't you love the basting spray? I've only used it once but it made such a difference...I love the quilt and its alright to make a whole cloth counts as quilting, too.
Mama Bear

Adoption Mama said...

How beautiful! Beautiful Blog. Beautiful person. Thanks for stopping by the Ponderosa.

Real Life Reslers said...

The quilt looks great! Granny would be so proud. I bet he will love it when he sees it on Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

Great quilt, Val! Hunter will love it! I love my Featherweights too, they are the sweetest machines (although most of my sewing is done on Bernina). Have a wonderful Christmas!