A blog about "SEW" many happy little things...and life in between!
March 25, 2013
Some lovin for Baby Kord!
In just about 20 days we will be grandparents of 6. Our son, Jacob and his wife, Angie are going to be first time parents. We couldn't be more happy for them. And of course this Grandma had to have a couple of quilts finished by the time he made his debut. What little boy doesn't need trucks, cars and things that go. The first one is a mish mash of different fabrics pulled from the stash. The focus fabric was bought while at market after I had just gotten the news they were having a boy. I used a gray for the background. The pattern was also purchased while in Houston. It's an all boy quilt that's for sure.
A binding shot, because of course it's my favorite on a quilt. Especially because it's striped and on the bias.
The second, a fun vintage western quilt. All of these fabrics have been in the stash closet just waiting for the perfect little cowboy. With the fabrics I used some chenille trim that I sewed down to look like a lasso. After it was washed and dried it frays out. A really fun accent to any quilt and it comes in all sorts of colors. This was a design of my own because I couldn't find the right pattern for the trim.
And there's that striped bias binding again. What is it about them that makes me happy?
Here's a cute picture of the happy parents. We are excited to have baby Kord join the White house family. Our first grandson to carry on the White name. More to come on this happy event.
My hands are always busy, this has led to many crafty endevers, interior design, paper crafting, or sewing, but my favorite obsession is quilting and making bags. You can just call me an "Old Bag"! My husband, Stuart and I are empty nesters who like to travel in our 5th wheel trailer and spoil our three kids, two son-in-laws, one daughter-in-law and five darling grandkids. (if there's any money leftover from buying fabric!)
I work at Corn Wagon Quilts in Springville, Utah. The perfect job for me. I teach quilt and bag classes for the Corn Wagon and Dave's Bernina in Provo and St. George, Utah. It's a good thing we don't have to live off what money I make, 'cause you know it has to buy fabric! Glad you stopped by, pull up a chair, a diet coke, chocolate and lets get accquainted.
"The desire tocreate is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish tocreate something that did not exist before .... creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty ..."
*Dieter F. Uchtdorf
The President and First Lady
This is my husband Stuart. This is who I share my nest with. He likes the outdoors, hunting, guns, and ME! He is a wonderful cook (am I lucky or what?) He is a fun, kind and loving father and grandpa. I'm so blessed to have in my life.