Friday, May 9, 2014

Just a LITTLE to Share Today

I recently spent a week in California visiting family so I really don't have a lot to share right now. This is the hand stitching project I took with me to work on in the airport, on the plane and while visiting. I got it all finished except one piece that I lost somewhere along the way - so I stitched it on as soon as I got home. Wool pieces appliqued onto a cotton background.



I helped my mom finish piecing this quilt top. She's had the fabrics for years and years - two years ago I helped her lay it out and she stacked up each row and labeled it so they'd stay in the right order - but she never did a thing with it after that. I told her that this quilt was going to be our project while I was there and we got it all done! I brought it home to get it machine quilted for her - then I'll send it back with the binding sewn on too.

Before leaving for CA I completed the border on my family rug - if you compare this photo with one a couple posts back you can see what I accomplished.

23 comments:

audrey said...

Ooh, love your wool pieces! Very rich looking.:)

woolwoman said...

love your hand pieced wool piece Gayle - love the colors too. The quilt top you did with your mom is wonderful - how nice an activity for you two. The Burton story rug is awesome! hope you have a great MD weekend - Mel

deerhollow said...

Love the finished rug! And the mom quilt! How fun. You are such a great finisher:) Always inspired when I visit your blog.

Sue SA said...

Three great projects, I think your Mum is going to be thrilled when she finally gets her pretty quilt.

Saundra said...

Oh but I sure do like the Burton rug. The quilt is the cat's meow and more hard work than I'm willing to do. Kudos to your mom for that gorgeous quilt.

Saundra

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Wow! What a lot of gorgeous eye candy! You were productive while you were gone!

Janet O. said...

Very cute travel project, Gayle. I'm interested to see your next one. : )
Does your Mom do any other quilting, or just what you do as a joint effort?
Oh, what a wonderful piece of folk art your rug is! Really looking great!

Kyle said...

You accomplished a lot while you were gone. I'm glad you're finishing your mom's quilt and that you had time to work together on it.

Yvonne said...

Your rug is going to be so special! Love it. Beautiful quilt you made with your Mom and the wool is beautiful!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Your family rug is so wonderful. I have an old rug hooking booking by Barbara Brown and it's one of my favorites because she always did rugs about her town. You did a great job, what a treasure. I love your mom rug too. What a sweet thing. Helping moms is really nice! Happy mothers day weekend!

Me and My Stitches said...

What a great hand piecing project - doesn't it just figure that a piece would disappear!? I bet your mom was happy to have help and get her quilt done - makes for nice memories. Your rug is sooooo amazing. Absolutely love it!

Me and My Stitches said...

What a great hand piecing project - doesn't it just figure that a piece would disappear!? I bet your mom was happy to have help and get her quilt done - makes for nice memories. Your rug is sooooo amazing. Absolutely love it!

Nedra said...

So glad you had a nice time with family in California.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle,
How wonderful you and mom finished the quilt. How special is that?
Your rug is fantastic. That's one the kids will be fighting over.
Happy Mother's Day.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Julia said...

How nice of you Gayle for making sure that your mom's quilt would get finished. She will appreciate it. It's lovely.
Your wool applique is beautiful and so is your primitive rug. You sure are productive.
Happy Mother's Day.
Hugs,
JB

Three Sheep Studio said...

I love how you worked on a rug with your mom while visiting !
Your "Family Rug" is so beautiful and a real treasure.
Happy Mother's Day, Gayle !
Rose

Karen said...

Good that you and your mother could work together to finish one of her projects. I remember doing that with my mother.
Your family rug is a wonderful piece. A style that I like very much.

Lori said...

I've lost quilt pieces while traveling too. It is annoying!
Love that you are able to help your mum out with the quilt.

The Wool Cupboard said...

What a wonderful memory you and your Mom have of making the quilt together! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Love your wool appliqued little quilt, Gayle, and your family rug is totally wonderful...primitive and well done :0)

Hugs, Linda

Kindred Quilts said...

Life is good at keeping us busy, isn't it?
Please share a picture of your Mom's quilt once it is done... it's so pretty as a flimsy!
Your wool family rug... absolutely wonderful!!!

Jann Olson said...

Love the wool piece Gayle! Such wonderful primitive style. You do amazing on your rugs too! Bet mom is so happy to have that quilt all pieced together. I have three at the quilters right now. All ones that I had had the fabric for years.
hugs,
Jann

Michelle said...

I just recently finished that same little wool wall hanging...it was challenging to me with all those little pieces, but I love it and was glad I stuck with it!

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