A Mother's Day Gift & My Wedges Are Done!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I'm a few days late, but I wanted to show some pictures from our Mother's Day Brunch with my extended family on Saturday.  My mom decorated all of the tables with this egg/chicken theme.  She is so creative.  Entertaining and tablescapes are definitely her thing.  She really goes all out!  Aren't the paper skillets such a fun idea?  I just thought the whole thing was so cute.  Good job Mom!

The food was delish and even went along with the chicken theme. We had breakfast burritos, my grandpa's recipe for fried chicken, banana's & whipped cream, muffins, fruit, and orange juice.  The men prepared the food while all of the women relaxed and mingled with one another (well, except my mom, who was in the kitchen over-seeing everything).  It was a great brunch!

After brunch, I was able to present this gift to my mother:

Many months ago she had tested out my Sugar & Spice pattern (which you can find here) using some lovely Fig Tree fat quarters that I had given her to use.  She just made a smaller version of the pattern, which is perfect for a crib or lap size quilt.  So for her Mother's Day gift [from mine and my brothers family] we finished it up for her.

My co-worker quilted it with her long-arm machine and
I was so pleased with how it turned out.  Dense quilting always puts a smile on my face and the rose design suited the fabric well.

This is the fabric we used for the back and the binding:

Happy Mother's Day Mom!  Hope you love your quilt! 

Oh, and I'm happy to say that all of my dresden wedges are ready to be sewn together.  Poking/pressing the points didn't take as long as I thought it would.  I started ironing them last night and finished up today!

It's kind of nice to commit to Blogland that you're going to do something.  It would have been very easy for these wedges to sit in my basket for another month or two, but just saying out loud that these would be done in a few days helped!  Now, for my next goal:  This week I plan to get the wedges for my 10 other dresdens sewed together.  Wish me luck!